Fall view

Fall view
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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Rug Fringes

This is going to be a quick little post.  I like area rugs.  We have a very neutral carpet and wood floors.  Area rugs add color and cozy up an area.  Many of the area rugs that you can buy have fringes.  I don't know why they do that.  Fringes are impossible to keep neat and straight.  Fringes get caught in the vacuum cleaner unless you are very careful.  If the vacuum eats up the fringe, then you have a bald spot on part of the edge.  Puppies also like to chew on them.  This is my solution.  My rugs had fringe on the ends.  I took the fringe off.  Then I found yarn in a color that matched.  I took a big darning needle that had a sharp point and I overcast the edge.  I went in every section of the jute backing so it was very tight.  That was a few years ago and it still looks great.  I don't have to worry about vacuuming or straightening the fringe every time I walk past.