cindi gay Drywall is hung in the new rug hooking studio. Paint is scheduled for next week, then the floor. Should be done in just enough time before our deadline to move out of the old house.

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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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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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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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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