Pattern Alignment

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Pattern Alignment

Match the pattern at the midpoint of the seam’s length.  Work from the seam’s midpoint to the seam ends.  


Bring the pattern into register using appropriate tools that might include (Refer to Table I – Tools & Materials at the end of this document.):

power stretcher

knee kicker

dead man

“dry” lines

stay nails

double-headed mini-stretcher (“crab stretcher”)


NOTE:  For patterned carpet, exercise care to ensure pattern alignment along walls.  The use of mechanical stretching devices, stay-nails and a “dead man” may be necessary to achieve pattern match at seams and alignment along walls.