Saturday, November 3, 2012

Penny Rug Mat...




"Penny" refers to a round circle of wool,
traditionally cut using coins or a "penny" as a template.
These circles were a wonderful way to use scraps of wool
to "make something from nothing".



These Penny Rugs measure 7.5in. (19.05cm) round.



Penny Rugs can be used as candle mats or as a "coaster"
to set your mug of coffee or hot chocolate on, as shown...






When working with wool, I save all of my "scraps", even the very small pieces, and store them in a box.  Scraps are perfect for making penny rugs, because even those very small pieces can be made into pennies.






 

4 comments:

  1. These are sweet....and nice change from the regular mug rugs I've been quilting! Thanks!

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  2. These are gorgeous. I love the colours and the stitching you do. Visiting from Sew Many Ways

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  3. Just visiting from FaFF and I just had to comment, because these are so adorable . I love finding uses for scraps.

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  4. I love these penny rug mats! I don't sew with wool but I wish I did! I want to practice hand stitches and this would be a fun project. I will have to see if I can find anyone who has wool scraps.

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So glad to have you here visiting...
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Rose