8. To finish the edges of the canvas, fold under 1 inch on all sides. For a mitered edge, use scissors to cut a triangle out
of each corner. Use fabric glue to secure the folds.
- Used bookstores are a great place to hunt for inexpensive books containing decorative patterns.
- If you are tracing your pattern onto a dark color, use a white pencil.
- If your canvas starts to warp or wrinkle, roll it firmly around a gift-wrap tube and leave it for several hours.
- To give the floor coverings added durability, apply at least three coats of varnish.
- When finishing the edges of the canvas, use books as weights to keep edges folded under while the fabric glue dries.
- Put a thin foam pad under your finished mat to keep it from slipping.