My first tooth rug rug was an experiment. I had no plan except that it would be a rug and that I was going to use what I had in hand and not purchase anything new. my fabric choices were denim from old jeans with a bit of heavy cotton shirting mixed in. I had not given any thought to how those colors would blend and how the final piece would look.
I have since learned that fabric color and shade can be a wonderful creative tool that makes any average rug a very bright and cheery one. Take a look at these jelly rolls and precuts rolls from various fabric manufacturers.
I must confess, these precut rolls of blending colors have become my new best friends. I was hooked on the first project and quickly exhausted my supply of recycled goods but a light bulb flickered when one jumped out of my quilting stash shouting "use me...use me"!!! I love when stash from one hobby can be used for another. I haven't turned back and now mix and match old and new.
Another example: my food fabric tote...blueberries, oranges, lemons and cherries.
Tote pattern and fabrics available on my etsy shop...tab at top of page.
Make it a great day!