From: Calgary Area of Alberta
Another option is not to attach the rubber backing but to use another fabric... often the rug is just the rug and you put the rubber backing on the floor by itself... I don't know how easy it would be to attach as part of the package might be easier after it is all assembled to attach the backing if you go that route and maybe even by hand...
with the rubber you will need a special sewing needle like you would use on construction or embroider on painters drop sheet type canvas the old fashioned kind. Sorry cant think what those needles are called Schnetz makes them and likely also Klasse
Shirley - Mom to Dickens (PuppyWuppy now known as Dicky Wicky)and Doyle (baby) and Baxter, Bella, Pistol, Cowboy, ChiChi at Rainbow Bridge
I sew on Janome 8000, 10001, 11000se, 12000, 350e, 300e, Janome 234d and Babylock Imagine