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How to finish a hooked rug

How much yarn do I need to whip my hooked rug?

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Fold Forward Finish

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Fold Forward FinishMarch 2014 update: The calculator has been fixed. If it ever stops working again, please let me know. In case you are curious, here’s how to do the calculations yourself: Width + Width + Length + Length = Perimeter inches Perimeter inches divided […]

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Finishing a hooked rug – zig zag or not?

Cindi Gay, rug hooking teacher
This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Fold Forward Finish

I’ve decided to eliminate the zig zag stitching when I finish a hand hooked rug. This will make my rug hooking finishing process so much more enjoyable – and quicker!

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A simple way to hang your rug hooking on the wall

Another way to use a hooked stair riser

How I hung a stair riser on the wall.

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Whipping Tips for Finishing your Hooked Rug

Finishing-avoiding tangles while whipping
This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Fold Forward Finish

If you find the whipping part of finishing your rug difficult, some of these tips might help. This process takes a while, but it should be enjoyable.

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Finish with rug tape made simple

Doris Eaton demos the Eaton Edge

This is an easy rug hooking finish developed by Doris Eaton.

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Fold Forward Rug Finish: Whipping the Edge

The first step in whipping the edge on a hooked rug
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Fold Forward Finish

Whip the corners of your hooked rug like a master with this one simple tip.

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Don’t Miss the Last Step – Label Your Rugs

Hooked rug label sew on the back

Our rug hooking takes a long time to complete. Finish the job with a nice label. Learn several different ways to do it.

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Rug Hooked Footstool Feet – where to get them

Feet for rug hooked footstool
This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Footstool Construction

Your rug hooked footstool needs feet. Here are some sources.

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The easiest way to finish a hooked pillow

How to finish a rug hooked pillow, step 2

This method is also the easiest way to finish a hooked piece for other construction such as a tote bag or the wool edges can be turned back around the edge of the rug for a “Show” finish. See other examples at the end of this post. Finishing a pillow can be extremely difficult if […]

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Fold Forward Finish: The Whipping Yarn

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This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Fold Forward Finish

The perfect finish starts with the perfect whipping yarn. What is the the best yarn for whipping? Check out my favorite. This post includes a calculator to determine how much wool you will need.

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