I finally finished (or so I thought) the Simplify stair riser. It did not dawn on me until the DAY AFTER I had it done (including sewing on the Velcro) that I used the wrong finishing method. I used my standard rug finish instead of the space saving finish I used on the other stair risers. Sigh. Now it does not fit. It is too tall.
I need to decide if I will leave it as it is and use it somewhere other than on the stairs or to reverse it:
- reverse the whipping
- rip out the basting
- unfold the backing
- cut it off – again
- redo the zig zagging on the edge
- find some rug tape
- preshrink the rug tape
- boil with soap until water takes on color
- dump out water and refill
- repeat until the water says mostly clear
- hang it to dry
- iron it flat
- whip the edge while holding the rug tape in place
- sew down the backing (even though it will be covered, you don’t want it moving around and causing friction)
- sew down the other edge of the rug tape . . . .
OK, I’ve decided. It stays as it is. I think it will be simpler to hook another one. Ah yes, simpler.
See, I DO need the reminder.
Now to find it a home.
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