Christine here. I’ve been working on the zig zag strip rug, and I finally finished it. I like the shading of colors through the rug and I think I’m going to explore that more in the next few rugs I work on.
Here’s a close-up of the braids:
The edges were finished with 2 rows of machine stitching in a shallow zig zag stitch. I was surprised at how smoothly and easily the rug fed through the machine — everyone always stresses about whether they’ll be able to sew their strip rugs, but I had no problem. I think the 4-strand braids are a bit flatter than 3-strand braids, which may have helped.
The fringed edge is cut 3.5″ from the outer row of stitching, and then each end is split up its middle to make it lay flatter.
The rug was a lot of fun to make, and has given me all sorts of ideas for other multistrand strip rugs. If only I had more time!!