Several of you commented about my binding that I showed in the previous post. For many years, I struggled getting the binding snuggled up to the last row of loops without any foundation showing. After watching this video by the Old Tattered Flag, I find it much easier to do. I still don't like to bind, but at least I'm not frustrated that the foundation is showing. I generally use strips of wool instead of twill tape. I like it better because I find it easier to work with and I can cut it as wide as I wish. As a rule of thumb, I use about a 2" strip on small to mid-sized rugs. On the large rug, my binding strips are about 2 1/2" wide. You can use regular sewing thread, 2 strands of embroidery floss or I recently started using this thread. I had purchased it many years ago from Kris Miller but never used it. After finally binding with it, it is now my go to thread. It's strong and does not tend to tangle and knot.
Finally done ~ except for the label.
My original intention was to put this by my bed, but I think I am going to get brave and put it at the front door. That's what they are for, right? I have many rugs on the floor ~ but in low/no traffic areas :)
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