Episode 014 Fold Forward Rug Finish
This is the finish that I teach to beginner rug hookers. Easy technique and simple supplies make it ideal for beginners and experienced rug hookers alike. This is a sturdy finish that holds up well to foot traffic and still looks good on a wall hanging.
Supplies you will need:
- 3:09 Ruler or a Finishing Measurement Tool
- Pencil 3:30 Draw a straight line
- Regular needle and thread
- Yarn, 100% wool in a color that coordinates with your rug.
- Doll needle for whipping with the wool yarn.
- Sewing Machine
- Steam and let it dry.
- Measure 1 1/4″ from the hooking, draw a straight line on all 4 sides.
- Straight stitch between the line and the loops on round or oval rugs.
- Cut on the line.
- Zig zag with a sewing machine or use an overcast stitch.
- Mark the corner miter.
- Stitch inside the line with a zig zag and straight stitch with a back tack.
- Fold in once and baste.
- Fold in twice and baste. First fold down the corner.
Then fold the sides again and baste.
- Begin whipping about 1″ from a corner. Manage the cut yarn in a Strip Sorter.
- 25:27 CORNER TRICK
Setting up the corner
Small stitches at the corner
- Steam agin if needed
- Add a label – next week’s podcast
Be sure to read the written instructions for another point of view.
Written Fold Forward Finish instructions
What finish do you prefer?
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