My secret weapon for helping to achieve such a nice finished edge is a tiny travel iron called the "Rowenta First Class". Originally created for applique quilters who were attending seminars, its long pointy nose allows me to get very close to the last row of hooking when I am double folding that small edge of linen backing.
See how straight it can press the edge?
This baby Rowenta is available from many sources on line and lots of them offer free shipping. It is under $39 most places.
After allowing my Primitive Pears rug to rest on the tile floor several days after I had given it a good steaming, I placed her in her new location so that she could begin serving Beauty Duty. I gave her a spot that had been previously occupied by my Susan Quiksall rug on top of an ottoman in the living room.
My pink and jadeite SQ rug has moved to the top of my Rosewood desk to be a new desk blotter.
Near the end of my desk is a grouping of baskets. My hooked squirrel from California artist Mary Stanley(Art Spirit), has taken up residency there. Everyone seems to feel quite at home now.