Last night I pulled the last loop on my chair pad and steamed it before going to bed. This morning I marked about an 1" or so around the chair pad and did two rows of straight stitch and then a row of zig zag stitch to secure the edge.
As you can see I once again am being frugal and saved half of this piece for either another chair pad or purse yet to be drawn and hooked.....waste not want not. And then I cut around the chair pad and steamed the excess to the back of the pad. But before I even sew my cotton binding on I just had to see how it would look on my vintage stool which I sit on when working on the other computer.
Next posting will show how I bind a round rug using cotton binding tape. I had considered whipping the edges with wool yarn but decided that I wanted binding tape plus figured it might provide a mini-lesson to those who have never bound an oval or round piece before......................to be continued.