Penny Rugs

Enhance your home decor with beautiful penny rugs. Discover top ideas to add a touch of charm and nostalgia to your living space.
Primitive, Quilting, Crochet, Appliqué Quilts, Patchwork, Quilts, Wool Felt, Penny Rug Patterns, Applique Quilts

For years, I've been interested in Penny Rugs. Their origin dates back to the Civil War era, when homemakers used wool scraps from old clothing, etc. to create mats or rugs. Using coins as templates, they created circles and stitched them with a blanket stitch to a background fabric. They weren't necessarily made as floor rugs, but more often decor coverings for beds, tables, and mantels. Recently, inspired by the blog site of Ashton Publications, I decided to try my hand at making a penny…

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Venice Sherman
Wool applique table runner by Mary Blythe; Appliqué is simply applying one piece of fabric atop a larger one. With many styles to choose from, you can create realistic or abstract designs on quilts, fiber art, wearables and home dec.

Wool applique table runner by Mary Blythe; Appliqué is simply applying one piece of fabric atop a larger one. With many styles to choose from, you can create realistic or abstract designs on quilts, fiber art, wearables and home dec.

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Create Whimsy
Patchwork, Quilting, Primitive, Wool Applique Quilts, Wool Applique Patterns, Wool Applique, Quilt Stitching, Wool Embroidery, Crochet Edging

Want to make a woolie pentagon box for your sewing notions? This is a Dodecahedron. (don't say that with a mouthful of popcorn!) 12 pentagons, 30 edges, and 20 vertices (points)! You will need: Lightweight cardboard, cut 12 cardboard pentagon shapes. Cotton quilt batt scraps cut to the same size as cardboard, please cut 13 pentagons, the extra will be for the inside of the lid. Lightweight mismatched felted wools for the faces, cut 12 pentagons, 1/4 to 1/2 inch larger than the cardboard…

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Kayelynn Van Wagenen
Penny Rugs and More: How to Stitch a Penny Rug; The "3 stack" with a "personal backing" Primitive, Quilting, Quilts, Patchwork, Penny Rug Patterns, Wool Quilts, Quilt, Wool Applique Patterns, Wool Applique

Order a pre-cut kit, including threads and needles, and make a penny rug; Penny Rug Kits Figure 1. THE BACK-STITCH; Use a back-stitch to begin. I use enough thread to completely stitch around both the 1 inch and the 1 1/2 inch combined, you will have to measure a few pieces of thread and stitch, in order to find the length that is right for your stitch sizes. You can do this first back stitch in either the first or second penny of the stack, your preference. I begin here with the 1 1/2 inch…

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Timeless Treasure Trove