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Old May 6th, 2018, 03:13 PM   #1
Eric-Zwicky
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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.

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Old May 6th, 2018, 03:40 PM   #2
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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.

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Old May 7th, 2018, 02:17 PM   #3
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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.

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

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Old May 7th, 2018, 07:44 PM   #4
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One inch is probably more than adequate, I think I've been using 1.5".

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Old May 9th, 2018, 02:14 PM   #5
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I now use T pins straight through the rug and into the drywall. Just like blocking, but with less stretch and vertical of course.
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Old May 10th, 2018, 12:25 PM   #6
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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.

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Old May 10th, 2018, 02:00 PM   #7
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Yes. Those are them.

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

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....1plpK2UzVL.jpg
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Old May 11th, 2018, 03:02 PM   #8
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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.



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Old May 27th, 2018, 12:34 AM   #9
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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.
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Old May 27th, 2018, 01:19 PM   #10
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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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