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Old 02-15-2020, 05:49 AM
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Now that I made my first jelly roll rug, I need a non-slip back. Joann's clerk suggested applying utility fabric used for the bottom of footed pajamas. Also, I was thinking it needs to be protected with Scotch Guard. All thoughts welcomed.
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:46 AM
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You can use non slip rug backing , it can usually be found in rug shops, Home Depot, Walmart, maybe joannes or hobby lobby. Many places. It looks like the rubber gridded shelf liner. There are a few different options on the market. Since your rug is washable I would probably go with one of the non slip pads that are placed under throw rugs.
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This is a great question. I am anxious to hear the responses. I wonder if anyone has used the Fibre-Lok non skid backing?
It seems awful to cut out those skid mats and place on the back of a beautiful hand made rug too. I definitely would use Scotch Guard.

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I use the kind that you do not put on the rug but you put is under the rug when in use.
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There is some paint on stuff that you can buy in the USA.
Basically like the stuff on the bottom of kids sleepers etc.

Sorry I don't remember its name. When I wanted it a few years ago, I found it in the USA, but not able to get it here in Canada, I just gave up hope on it. From what I remember, it was sold in Michaels and Home Depot stateside as a regular store item. So best to ask them!

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There is some paint on stuff that you can buy in the USA.
Basically like the stuff on the bottom of kids sleepers etc.

Sorry I don't remember its name. When I wanted it a few years ago, I found it in the USA, but not able to get it here in Canada, I just gave up hope on it. From what I remember, it was sold in Michaels and Home Depot stateside as a regular store item. So best to ask them!

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I found it....it's called "Fiber-Lok Non Skid Backing". Not cheap, but has good ratings.
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I think you are speaking of Fibre-Lok. It is a non skid backing. I have never used it so I wonder if it is good. Does it hurt the fabric?

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I recently made a jelly roll rug. I didn't use a jelly roll, just cut my own 2 1/2 strips. I really like it and would post a pix but I also am unable to post pictures from my IPad since the changes but love looking at all of yours.
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I think I would go with the rubbery shelf lining with the little holes. I would hand sew it all around the edges. I would want to be able to take off the rubbery stuff, flip it over and sew to the other side if the top side get nasty even after washing.
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