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Eric-Zwicky May 6th, 2018 03:13 PM

Hanging small rugs
 
Hi all,

I was looking in Peter Stone's "Oriental Rug Repair" in the section on displaying rugs, and the idea of building a frame and sewing the rug to it interests me.

Has anybody done this with a smaller rug? 3 x 5 or thereabouts?

Alternatively, what other methods do you like? I have three rugs with sewn sleeves that I thread a rod through, but unless I use a really beefy rod or dowel, the rug can sag and not lay flat.

Thanks in advance for your ideas.

Eric Zwicky
Richmond, VA
USA

Steve Price May 6th, 2018 03:40 PM

I sew a Velcro strip (basting is fine, it doesn't have to be artistically sewn) across the width of the top of the rug. Then I affix a Velcro strip to a thin strip if wood and screw it to the wall. The rug can be easily adjusted to make it horizontal if (as is always true) it's not quite rectangular.

Steve Price

Eric-Zwicky May 7th, 2018 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve Price (Post 24429)
I sew a Velcro strip (basting is fine, it doesn't have to be artistically sewn) across the width of the top of the rug. Then I affix a Velcro strip to a thin strip if wood and screw it to the wall. The rug can be easily adjusted to make it horizontal if (as is always true) it's not quite rectangular.

Steve Price

Thanks Steve. What width Velcro would you recommend for a rug in the range of 3 x 5 to 4 x 6?

Eric

Steve Price May 7th, 2018 07:44 PM

One inch is probably more than adequate, I think I've been using 1.5".

Steve

Ken Shum May 9th, 2018 02:14 PM

I now use T pins straight through the rug and into the drywall. Just like blocking, but with less stretch and vertical of course.

Eric-Zwicky May 10th, 2018 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ken Shum (Post 24455)
I now use T pins straight through the rug and into the drywall. Just like blocking, but with less stretch and vertical of course.

Like these? Just want to make sure I'm looking at the same ones.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....1plpK2UzVL.jpg

Ken Shum May 10th, 2018 02:00 PM

Yes. Those are them.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric-Zwicky (Post 24461)
Like these? Just want to make sure I'm looking at the same ones.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....1plpK2UzVL.jpg


Alain Bueno May 11th, 2018 03:02 PM

Hanging small rugs
 
Hi
If this can help I use the following way to hang rugs on the wall. I made this one myself so it is not perfect. You need the wood with the correct thickness and the tack nail with the correct lenght.

http://www.turkotek.com/show_and_tell/alain_3.jpg

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Patrick Weiler May 27th, 2018 12:34 AM

Alain,

I picked up some standard carpet tack strip at the hardware store. It comes with some "nails" sticking out the back side to attach to the floor. They aren't long enough to attach to drywall, though, so I had to use "real" nails too. And I have only hung kilims, not rugs yet. But, the tacks are short and require substantial work to poke them into the kilims. I suggest good, thick gloves.
Patrick Weiler

Alain Bueno May 27th, 2018 01:19 PM

Hi Patrick

For a good result 4 things are important :

The lenght of the tack nail, not too long not too short

the tack nails must be "bent"up

Don't nail the tack nails one beside the other but one down one up

With a great number of tack nails the weight will be distributed along the wood stripe so a slight pressure will do the job

I hope this will help

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I hope this will help


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