Another carpet question...

Matoaka

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Albuquerque, NM
We have a 6'x2' oriental carpet, new, that the customer wants to hang horizontally from a rod in his entry way. We've discussed sewing a sleeve on the back (with openings for the hooks), but we're concerned about the stitching showing. It's a very PLUSH rug and we're concerned that the stitches would pull down the fibers and leave a noticable "trail" across the top.

Also, we don't know whether to sew the sleeves on the back only, keeping the sleeve hidden (worried about the carpet not hanging straight down) or wrapping the sleeve over the top of the carpet and top-stitching the front and blind-stitching the back. ???

We mentioned using tabs or spring clips, but the customer said he was told that that method would create sagging.

We're kinda lost on this one. Any help?

Thanks.
 

HannaFate

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Apr 29, 2002
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Corrales, New Mexico
Deceptively easy.

Get carpet stretcher from the hardware store. It looks like a strip of lath, with angled nails sticking out of it.

Cut the strip to the length of the carpet, nail it to the wall, and stick the carpet to it.

It looks great, and provides support every 3/4 inch.
 
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