Forum Title: Seaming around posts / columns
In 1998 we designed, sold & installed 360 yards of a custom, cut pile wilton carpet on the last surviving side wheeler in North America. With over a million visitors a year, the carpet is starting to show wear. Fortunately, when we sold the job, we also included additional material for repairs. This week we are replacing about a 100 yards on the rear promenade deck. The job is basically a large elliptical circle with center cut outs for the smoke stacks, stairwell and walking beam. Oh, and a boat load of posts like every ten to twelve feet. Here are some photos of this weeks work, so far. The photo with the chairs is the forward promenade deck. It's interesting to get back in a job that was done so many years ago. This was my first major custom job, from design to installation. It seems like yesterday and a lifetime ago. Dobby PS: BTW: If pieces appear to be short, they are. Working with what we had required numerous cross seams to keep the pattern in register.
Category: Carpet Post By: SETH FIGUEROA (Bethlehem, PA), 01/09/2019

awesome are these seams to be sewed?

- ANDY FITZGERALD (North Las Vegas, NV), 03/01/2019

Interesting to say the least. Question: Why did you do the pattern on the bias instead of straight across from each other in a set match? Also not much area you can use a hurdy gurdy there so I presume you are going to hand sew it , right? OK , your little short cross seams at the posts how are you going to handle them? KG or latex, or even top sew? Looks to be the backing that seam tape don't stick to very well, a little contact in order here? Dry back or dirty back , never could remember which. Dirty is where the knots are showing through I believe. Haven't laid any of that since the early 90's. 3/4 carpet or is it 3 foot? Looks like fun to me. Daris

- JOY TERRY (Evansville, IN), 05/10/2019

Daris Mulkin said: ? Interesting to say the least. Question: Why did you do the pattern on the bias instead of straight across from each other in a set match? Also not much area you can use a hurdy gurdy there so I presume you are going to hand sew it , right? OK , your little short cross seams at the posts how are you going to handle them? KG or latex, or even top sew? Looks to be the backing that seam tape don't stick to very well, a little contact in order here? Dry back or dirty back , never could remember which. Dirty is where the knots are showing through I believe. Haven't laid any of that since the early 90's. 3/4 carpet or is it 3 foot? Looks like fun to me. DarisClick to expand... .... Nice challenge ya got yer hands on Dobby. I gotta go lay down now..........

- CAROLINE PAGE (Milford, CT), 05/12/2019

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