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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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Fold Forward Finish- Zig Zagging the Edge

Finishing Hooked Rug-adding straight stitching
This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Fold Forward Finish

Learn how to prepare the edge of a hand hooked rug. This is the first step, zig zagging.

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Fold Forward Finish: Baste the Edge in Place

fold forward whipped finish for a hand hooked rug
This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Fold Forward Finish

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Fold Forward Finish After steaming and preparing the edge of your rughooking by zig zagging, I fold the edge toward the loops and then baste it in place. I know this takes longer than using pins, but pins hurt. I was in a car accident […]

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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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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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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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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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