The last time I went to Ikea I picked up their flat woven Erslev rug specifically for making a chevron rug. It was something I'd been wanting to make myself for a while (since they can be quite pricey). And in doing so, I enlisted the help of the ol' hubby's brain.
He broke out his trigonometry skills and even said to me, "This is so fun." In my head I was thinking...."whaaaa, is this guy serious?" He was square rootin' and all.
Ask me if I remember what square roots are and how to find the square root of a number. Nevermind, don't.
The deets. The 4x7 is plenty big enough for the area I had in mind.
We laid the rug out on the living room floor so it was comfy for our tooshies since we'd be measuring and taping for hours.
The guy even broke out his 45 degree triangle. It was a huge help. In fact, we used it all the way down the rug as we taped each chevron.
The tape we used was 1.5 inch wide blue painter's tape. Each chevron is 3 inches thick. Meaning, we doubled up tape (side by side) for each right angle.
Here's our 7.5 inch mark.
Breakdown of costs:
Grand Total: $79.99
Not bad for 4 1/2 hours of our time and huge rug that we get to enjoy for many years to come! :)