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    Posted: 22 April 2009 at 5:01pm
Can you bind a carpet with a Sailrite Machine?  I would like to make some throw rugs for our boat.  I would buy remnants of carpeting and bind them myself.  Would I need any special attachments?   Thank you for you time.  Diane
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You can do it with a very tight, thin carpeting. Materials like our boat blanket will work as well. If the carpet is thin enough you can use a 1" binder and 1" binding.
 
If you want to work with thicker carpeting you will need a special carpet binding machine.
 
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Do check out the article that I wrote for DIY Boat Magazine:
 
 
The "hot glue and facing" technique described there allows one to work with quite thick carpets. Of course, they must be rather small or the weight is just too great to permit accurate stitches.
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