Susan from Living With Punks kicks off her Home Sewn series with a tutorial showing how to make a faux animal pelt rug. Instead of fur (either faux or real), she used upholstery weight fabric. A bonus to her was that the weave of the fabric created a reverse design on the back, making it a reversible rug. Use a non-slip pad under the rug to keep it in place. Go to Living With Punks for the tutorial.
[photo from Living With Punks]