Rug Hooking a face: Adding the sashing

Written by Cindi Gay

With sashing sewn on
With sashing sewn on

Look at the lower part of her neck.  You can see by comparing it with the prior post that I ripped out some of it.

I took about a 5″ wide piece of wool and sewed it on, right sides together, using the same method I use for finishing pillows. 

My plan was to turn the excess wool to the back.  I used four pieces of wool.  In the future I would use one long piece and sew it on like a quilt binding.  When I turned the excess to the back, making the miter on the back was very difficult.  I was worried that I would cut off too much.

This type of finish is called a show finish.  On this piece about 2″ of flat wool “shows” around the edges.  You can adjust this amount by using a wider or narrower piece of wool.


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