Penny Rug

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Penny Rug Patterns, Wool Applique Patterns, Felt Applique, Applique Quilts, Print Patterns, Wool Felt Projects, Felting Projects, Felting Tutorials, Felted Wool Crafts

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…

Venice Sherman
Country Living Decor, Garden Pillows, Velvet Pumpkins, Wool Projects, Penny Rugs, Old Fashioned Christmas, Blanket Stitch, Handmade Charms, Wool Applique

So... I finally took some time to do a little handwork and came up with this penny rug collection, just in time for Christmas! Everything I used was vintage wool, from the old army blanket for the background fabric to sweaters, skirts, jackets, and blankets for all the pennies. First, I made a large, lumpy, hefty pillow... it's filled with wool scraps which gives it so much weight and that handmade, primitive charm. Then I stitched a pair of Christmas stockings... And last, a penny rug mat…

Wild Hare Rug Studio

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