seaming berber loop pile carpet against the grain

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Old 10-18-03, 06:57 PM
SEANMORAN
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Question seaming berber loop pile carpet against the grain

I am trying to seam a loop pile carpet against the grain(the opposite of the carpet rows). I know it doesnt seam as nice as a seam with the carpet running the same direction but I have no choice. can anybody tell me how to cut and prepare the carpet edge for this application. Is the carpet cut on the back side with a straight edge, can a row cutter be used. any tips with this procedure would be appreciated!! -thank you Sean
 
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Old 10-19-03, 08:33 AM
Jim Schnasa
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On alot of berbers you can row cut them in the width. Some are harder than others. Bend the carpet and see if you can find a row.Make sure to seam seal the seams, or you will have big prolems.
 
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Old 10-19-03, 06:43 PM
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You can fold the face and cut it with shears too.

Row cutting usually works.

I row cut full if it is tight and difficult, and go back and clean it up with my big shears or my old nap shears.
 
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Old 07-18-04, 11:45 AM
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You can do the seam with the grain pull the carpet back and make it that way
instead of making the seam where it is now you'll get a better seam
and you need to find the row or the seam will fall apart
 
 

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