Half Yard Monks Cloth for Rug Hooking with Serged Edges, 29" x 36", S205, Foundation Fabric


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1/2 yard of cotton monks cloth with SERGED EDGES. It will arrive ready to begin your next rug hooking project. Three sides of this piece are serged. The 4th side is a woven selvage edge.

This backing fabric is used for hooking rugs. It is 100% cotton and measures approximately 29"x 36". The thread count per inch is 12 x 13. It is great for hooking with all cuts of wool, from fine to primitive cuts. A white thread runs about 2" apart along the length and helps with drawing designs on the straight of grain.

It can also be used with punch needle projects using yarn. Not to be used for embroidery punch needle as the weave is too open.

Cotton monks cloth is strong and durable and is a sure foundation for your hooked rugs. It is loosely woven and therefore the edges need to be finished or it will ravel away as you are hooking on it. So for those of you who don't sew, or don't have time to finish the edges, this is a great option.

To see other sizes of monks cloth and to see primitive linen backing, see the Hooking Supplies Section:

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    Which Backing Fabric should I choose?

    Cotton Monks Cloth is 100% cotton woven with two warp threads and two weft threads has 12 x 13 holes per inch. It is great for hooking with all cuts of wool, from fine to primitive cuts. It is less expensive than primitive linen.

    Primitive linen is 100% linen, the most durable backing fabric. It is more expensive than other backing fabrics. The evenly spaced weave of 12 x 12 threads per inch makes it great for all primitive cuts, #7 and wider.
    Beginners usually have an easier time hooking with linen.

    Both are fine and long lasting choices for the backing to support and make your hooked rug durable. I use both types, but usually choose linen for larger projects.

    Do you refund shipping overage charges?

    Yes, if the difference is $3.00 or more. Etsy calculations, especially on orders with multiple items, can add up to more than the actual shipping. I will let you know when your order is ready to ship if you will be receiving a shipping refund.


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    I want to try hooking a rug with fleece from my Icelandic sheep, this looks like it will work great! I’m eager to try! 😁

    Used it 3 times. Has worked well.

    Thank you, Mary, for getting my monks cloth order to me so quickly.

    Working good for my projects

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