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I have a large variety of carpet samples to make into a rug. I am not sure how to go about it. Do I remove the exterior binding and if so how? Is there a way to make the rug with the exterior binding on each sample intact/

Hi Teresa,

Thanks for writing.

I think that in order to make the rug look professionally finished, you would have to remove the binding around the outside of each sample.  The only way to accurately do that is to cut it away with a box cutter or single edge razor blade, and you MUST be very careful if you do that.  Use a straight edge or "L" or "T" square to keep your line straight, and cut on a surface that will not be marred.

Once all the sample edges are removed, you will want to attach the pieces with carpet glue and carpet tape.  You may even want to hand stitch them for additional support using a heavy gauge monofilament (fishing) line.


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