OK, about a year ago, maybe longer I bought a woollen floor rug at a
charity sale. The edge binding is worn in places, so needs covering.
Today I found bargain bias binding for 60 cts for 5 metres instead of 2
euros, so have bought loads! OK, what I thought was, if I use this to
re-bind the edge I could use it double thickness, to give it a bit of
How would you do this? Would you
(a) sew 2 thicknesses on at the same time or
(b) go around twice? It is 3 yds x 2 yds.
I think probably (a), but when I come to join in a new length of bias,
would it be better that I have one joining seam that goes through both
layers or join each layer separately and smooth down.
It is a lovely rug and there was no way that I could afford to buy a new
one, so make do and mend. We have parquet floors which are lovely in the
summer, but a bit cool in the winter.
Also, does anyone know of anyone that still makes or sells linoleum mats
to go in front of fireplaces? Ours is ancient, but real linoleum, not
plastic, so is naturally fireproof so if any sparks fall out we
shouldn't be in trouble.
- posted 6 years ago