I recently wove a rag rug as a guild challenge. I used 8/4 cotton carpet warp for the warp and yarn weft and cut up t-shirts for the rags. I was asked how I turned a shirt into a ball of rag weft. I thought I would show how I prepared the fabric strips. I got the idea of how to do this from The Rag Rug Handbook by Janet Meany.
|Cut the t-shirt under the sleeves|
|Turn the shirt 90 degrees and fold the bottom edge almost up to the top edge|
|Cut 1" strips almost but not quite to the top edge|
|Continue cutting to the right edge of the shirt body|
|I put a rule between the layers to protect the bottom layer from being cut|
|Cut from the left edge at the middle to the right edge of the first strip|
|Roll the strip of shirt into a ball for storage|