Since we don't have any carpeting in our house (nor do we desire to have any), I use a lot of what are commonly called throw rugs in strategic spots. In the past couple of years, I've been making ones to replace previously purchased ones that I've hung on to way past their expiration dates.
For these rugs I'm making, I've used either Aunt Lydia's Rug Yarn (a brand no longer manufactured) that I've found on eBay . . . or strips of cloth fabric (refer back to first paragraph).
Back to my fabric
To be honest, I did recently actually purchase some (dirt cheap -- what a find!) fabric in colors to compliment that in my stash. To use in making the rugs. Now I'm on a roll and can't stop making up these quasi-sorta-look-like-braided (mine are crocheted) rugs.
My most recently completed one (it measures approximately 20" x 30") was made specifically for the spring season. I mean, don't we all need a splash of bright color 'bout this time of year? However, I've refused to put it down on the floor (it will go in the kitchen in front of the sink) because our weather has been so very un-spring like! Lots of gray, drippy days and even when we do see the sun, it just isn't warm enough to feel like spring yet.
I figure it will be a real celebration day when I deem the weather worthy of starting to use this particular rug. (Are you starting to question my sanity?)
The next rug in progress? This one shown above. It will go at the juncture of the bottom of the stairs to my husband's office and the doorway to my quilt room.
Then I plan on making one to match the new quilted summer shower curtain (which is - ahem - not even started yet) in the bathroom, a couple of a specific size for hubby's office, three matching ones for the living room, two new ones for our bedroom to match the new quilt on the bed, one for the door coming in from the garage . . . you see? There is no end. Good thing I can't stop making them.