In the 19th century, homemakers used scraps of wool or felted wool to make decorative table toppers, mats, pillows and wall hangings. Penny rugs are a type of folk art where coins or coin shapes are used as templates. The coin shapes are joined together with a blanket stitch. Although this techniques is called penny rug it is not usually used for rugs.
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Sewing Wool Applique - Color instructions, materials, and patterns are provided for charming sheep, watermelon, crows, tulips, and hearts.
by Janice Sonnen
- Published 2010
History of the penny rug.