I thought it would be a great idea to make my own area rugs out of my abundant supply of thrifted sheets and fabric for our new house. I'm not so sure now...this is how my braided rag rug looks after three attempts of coiling it. The first attempt was done by hand and was even wonkier than this and then I decided to switch to machine because it would hold better and go a lot faster. Now I am tempted to rip it apart again and start over with a different shape - maybe an oval would be easier? I know what I am doing wrong - making the outer rows too tight and then it makes the middle bubble up and not lay flat...I'm just not sure how to fix it. Has anyone made a circle rag rug before? A very large one (I was hoping to have this one fill half of the living room area)? Any tips for getting myself to wind it evenly? I just can't seem to get it!