Folk lore attributes Wool Applique “penny rugs” to table rugs created with woolen fabrics using coins or pennies as the pattern template often seen on vintage pieces dating from the Civil War era. As with other folk art, everyday life design motifs are popular on original rugs. Designs were stitched with simple blanket stitch and other embroidery stitches and finished with a tongue shaped border.
Bird Brain Designs’ Wool Applique penny rug projects are created with a whimsical approach to this traditional folk art craft using 100% wool!
Bird Brain Designs offers you patterns plus Handy Fabric Packets and Kits to complete the project. Designs include everyday plus Christmas, Easter and Halloween pillows, wall hangings, ornaments, pin cushions and other needlework necessities.
Wool Applique Pillow featured in Holiday Crafts Magazine 2013.
A Pair of Plump and BIG Pin Cushions in Wool Applique. Use as sweet and petite pillows too!
8 squares of a variety of 100% Wool Pieces pre-felted (8" square or larger).
6 strips of a variety of 100% Wool Pieces pre-felted (4" x 12" or longer).
Applique Wool Bee Hive Sampler Pin Cushion with 10 Embroidery Stitches and Beautiful 100% Wool.
Handy Embroidery Stitches Guide to Tuck into Your Sewing Basket.
A Jolly Wool Applique Santa With a Clever Dimensional Beard.
6 warm Autumn Harvest shades of Fat 1/8th Wool for Fall designs.
A BIG Wool Applique Pin Cushion with Lots of Character.
Make a Cute Little Tree for Your Scissors to Live In
A Unique Woolen Appliqued Pumpkin pin cushion set.
6 bright Plaid shades of Fat 1/8th Wool for Flowers and Garden designs.
A Smiling Wool Applique Snowman with Jaunty Top Hat.
A large pack of 30 sheets of handy freezer paper (8 1/2" x 11" sheets).
A Wool Applique Strawberry Emery with a traditional look.
Make a beautiful Wool Appliqued runner 36" up to 42".
Colorful Wool Appliqued Eggs March Across this Table Runner.
Fill a Wool Applique basket with decorated eggs for your table.
Hand-Dyed Wool Adds Special Dimension to this Unique Wool Appliqued Table Decoration.
Enjoy this Wool Applique Table Runner from Both Ends of the Table!
5 Colorful Stockings Make a Great Table Runner - Super as an Ornament Too!
A "Beautiful" Wool Applique Gal for Halloween and Fall.
A great Wool Applique holiday Santa hanging from a Vintage Wooden Quill.
A Sweet Little Wool Applique Needlework Set Fun For You and For Gifts Too.
A pretty set of 3 French Lavender Wool Applique needlework accessories.
A very BIG Wool Applique cushion with delicious wool colors.
A whimsical Wool Applique needlework collection - perfect for summer.
HUGE Wool Appliqued Tomato Pin Cushion and Strawberry Emery like the old-time traditional set.
A lovely Wool Applique pumpkin, emery acorn and black crow for the fall season.
A super Wool Applique Autumn Acorn pin cushion set for Fall.
A sweet little Wool Appliqued nest filled with robin's eggs pin cushion.
Three Wool Applique Pin cushions with Unique Flowers in Beautiful Shades of Wool.
An elegant Wool Applique heart pin cushion and sachet.
A pair of beautiful Wool Applique Pin Cushions plus a scissors case.
A colorful Wool Applique pin cushion, emery and needle keep.
3 beautiful Wool Applique pin cushion for your collection.
5 Very FUN Wool Applique Critters to Decorate for Spring and Easter or just Because!
3 Pretty Wool Applique Flowers Atop a Stuffed Pin Cushion.