Remember latch hook rugs? You know, with the Aunt Lydia's rug yarn in tiny bundles? Or if you wanted to do your own, you bought the canvas and skeins of Aunt Lydia's and cut it all down to small pieces. You can still buy them but there's a whole new area of latch hook rugs to do these days!
I found this booklet:
They suggest using fleece! I made this rug from strips of cotton fabric:
I can't tell you how long ago I made this rug and it still holds up! Shake it out occasionally and a few times, throw it in the washing machine, it's still going strong after all these years!
Another one using latch hook was this one:
Very strange, huh? It's made with those loops used on looms for potholders.
You got to admit, it goes with any color!
Here's a few more booklets you can find to make awesome latch hook rugs.
If you have a lot of scrap fabrics, you can cut them down into 3/4" by 4" strips and buy canvas a few inches larger all around than you want the finished project and simply latch hook the strips randomly in color onto the canvas. You have a fabric rug! No need to buy rug binding, either anymore, just fold about 3 or 4 rows up to the back and sides, then latch through those rows (double rows for a bit) and the sides and ends will stay put.