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  • Help With Latch Hook Rugs

    A lady i work with brought in 9 latch hook rugs yesterday that she had made. They were lovely and she was obviously very proud of her achievement. However she says she now doesnt know what to do to finish them off, so i said i would ask on here.
    Can anyone tell me what you cover the reverse with?
    Also has anyone used them for anything else other than rugs? Strange question i know but she said she's spent all that time making them and now cant bear anyone to walk on them!
    Lisa x
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    You do not need to ocver the revers but apply cotton tape stitched near the last row, right the way round, then fold to the reverse and slip stitch in place along the canvas, this seals in the raw edges. If she wants to back something like a felt but cut to size of rug and still use the tape as this stabilises the edges. Hope this makes sense I can do it but writing it down is not as easy. This link shows roughly what I meant but does not use the tap

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    • #3
      i have seen cushion covers made from latch rugs, big floor cushions might be good?

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      • #4
        We have never covered the back of ours, wool or rag, and just bind the edges pretty much as Caroline explains. The last row of rthe hooking we do through a folded section of the hessian as well just to play safe.

        Pete
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        • #5
          Thanks everyone and thanks for the link Caroline.
          I will print it off for her as she cant use a computer!
          A cushion could be a good idea, and i could help her with that.
          Lisa x
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          • #6
            I was going to say cushions too. My Aged Aunt bought a kit some time ago but can't get her head round it so I have just inheritted it. That is a cushion cover.
            Carol
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