We got the townhouse back to its proper place in the family room this morning. Now I can get back to work.
I decided that, for the three or four people in the world that aren't familiar with making a pattern for a wall or floor covering the easy way, I would demonstrate.
With a little bit of help from my friends, I started laying out the pattern for the bedroom wall to wall carpeting.
I armed myself with a stack of fresh computer paper, a pencil(It doesn't have to have lead.), a pair of scissors and some scotch tape.
Starting on the farthest wall, I centered it in the front bay. I pushed it up into the bay, against the wall, with the corners curving up.
Then Tessie ran her pencil along the wall to crease the paper, so that it would fit in the bay exactly. Hold onto the paper whilst doing this so that it doesn't slip.
With that one cut and laid in place, we kept adding sheets, overlapping as we progressed. We taped each sheet to the one under it to keep it in place.
We simply kept going until the entire floor was covered.
When we got to the edge, we creased it and cut it off.
I took over and pinned the pattern to the fabric at about six inch intervals along the edges so that it wouldn't shift while I was cutting off the excess.
I cut it with regular sewing shears. The longer the blade the better for cutting straight lines.
I laid it back in for a dry fitting. It fits.
I am not going to install it until the windows at the back are in place and their frames are on...I may even finish the curtains first.
As soon as I got it in place, Tessie had to see the trim against it.
The photo is a bit strange. The carpet is actually a couple shades darker than the paint...
When I get to laying the carpet, I will use Yes Glue. I will paint it on the floor with a brush and then put the carpet over it. Again, I will start at the back and work my way towards myself.
This same pattern method can be used for walls(wallpaper patterns). It works for any kind of material, fabric or paper.
That's enough of this for now. I am going to go trim out the windows.
See you tomorrow.