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« on: May 03, 2004 08:27:26 AM »

my living room desperately needs a rug, but we can't spend the $ on one right now.  i found a bunch of carpet remnants at the thrift store, and i'm looking for ideas to bind off the edges cheaply and easily.  
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2004 09:00:20 AM »

You mean an area rug, right?
What about some strips of leather glued and sewn with a really fat needle and some twine so that it will look...rustic and on purpose?
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2004 09:52:52 AM »

Any other suggestions? I want to do the same thing but I don't want it to look rustic. The carpet I'm using is pretty modern looking...
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2004 09:54:27 AM »

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You mean an area rug, right?
yes, but a big one, like 8'x10' or so.

i like the sewing-with-twine idea!  perhaps with strips of thick fabric instead of leather, as i don't have any leather on hand.

any other ideas out there?
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2004 10:03:36 AM »

maybe this is a little to far out, but how 'bout copper or metal tape (the soft kind--nothing that would cut your footsies open!)?
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2004 10:47:49 AM »

I don't know if you have any money, but if you take it to a carpet store, they can put that edging on and they don't usually charge too terribly much to do it.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2004 10:53:14 AM »

The cheapest I found at a carpet store is $70 (CND). I would really like to avoid spending that much money...

Has anybody used that ready made self-adhering edging you can buy at hardware stores? Does it work well for pile carpeting?
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2004 10:29:12 AM »

If you want to use that stuff from hardware stores, you could always just cut the pile down where the edging is going...
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2004 11:16:44 AM »

Great idea, thanks.  Smiley
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