I just finished this rug last night!
I made it 2 ft wide, the perfect size for a meditation mat. I used 7 t-shirts but had leftover fabric from all of them. In total, I used 269ft of fabric strips to make this rug. Two of my kids are working on their own mats right now, too.
I am becoming more and more intrigued by the history of rug making. Historically women were almost always the fabric and rug makers. This holds true worldwide, across many, many cultures. Rugs, fabric, weavings always held the energy, symbolism and intentions of the person or persons who made them. In that same way, I listened to corresponding chakra meditations as I worked on each color to help the mat hold my intentions in it.
Happy Rugmaking 🌀