Creating a Bordered Landing
The first thing was to make a pattern of the landing (Photo 1) using the wide side of a carpenter's square to transfer the landing perimeter to the scribing felt. The pattern was then cut down to the line two inches short of the finished size (Photo 2). The pattern was placed upside down on the back of the landing field piece; it was cut to the landing size (Photo 3), then reduced the width of the border.
The method chosen to attach the border to the field was to hot glue it together from the back, using a special glue gun tip from Carder Industries (Photo 4). This tip has a fin in the middle, like a vinyl seam sealer bottle; this fin opens the seam allowing hot melt glue to seal the two edges, as you pull it toward you. The flat backside smoothes out the glue leaving an inch-wide band securing the two pieces of carpet together (Photo 5).
After the rug was complete, I applied Fiberglas webbing to further secure the seam, using the flat portion of the tip to spread the hot glue (Photo 6). After that was done, I used a seaming iron to completely flatten the glue on the seams (Photo 7).
Once everything was put together, the corners had to be finished. This product was serged not bound, so the next course of action was to hand serge the raw corners (Photo 8).
The pattern is lying on the finished carpet. The distance between the pattern and the finished edge is the width of the carpenter's square used to make the pattern (Photo 16). The landing was then completed via double glue installation.