Outdoor living is all about treating outdoor spaces like rooms, so stop treading on bare bricks, concrete, or decking. Bring the indoors out with a custom rug made from strips of cheerfully colored burlap. The loose weave of this casual, inexpensive fabric makes the airy fringed edges a breeze to create.
— 2 yd burlap for background (Main; shown: off-white)
— ¼ yd each of burlap in four other colors (Contrast; shown: yellow, orange, red, and burnt sienna)
— Strong sewing thread, preferably UV-treated outdoor thread if the rug will be used outdoors (shown: yellow)
— Optional: quilting guide bar for sewing machine foot
— Optional: clear acrylic caulk and/ or flat metal strips (available at hardware stores; see Step 10 and Step 11)
About 57″ × 46″