David went on the internet and found something called "Instabind". This is an edging that can be hot glued to the perimeter of a piece of carpet and it looks like real binding. It comes in lots of different colors and you can find it at https://www.bondproducts.com/instabind. Even though the website recommends a special glue gun, David used his industrial strength garage glue gun and it worked fine.
We have three 3'x6' rugs in our kitchen and are going to do a 6'x8' one in the near future. For free (minus the cost of the edging)!
|The finished product|
|The Instabind edging looks nice - even around the corners|
|The back side of the rug|