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.
Celebrate America with a Patriotric Wool Appliqued Pillow.
Five Bunnies with Twitching Whiskers and Fluffy Tails! Easy-to-Do Wool Applique in cheerful Spring Colors.
A fat and shapely Pumpkin Pin Cushion Plus a Needle Keep for Needles and your Scissors too...a Sampler of 8 Embroidery Stitches!
A charming Primitive Santa Claus holds a hand full of Your OWN small Needlework Treasures!
A Pair of Plump and BIG Pin Cushions in Wool Applique. Use as Sweet and Petite pillows too!
8" squares of our 8 latest Wool styles just arrived.
Celebrate ALL Patriotic Holidays with a Wool Appliqued Table Runner.
A pair of plump Woolie Lambs with plenty of charm and interesting texture.
Make it FLAG DAY Every Day! Celebrate the Red * White * Blue
Applique Wool Bee Hive Sampler Pin Cushion with 10 Embroidery Stitches and Beautiful 100% Wool.
A Jolly Wool Applique Santa With a Clever Dimensional Beard.
Wool Appliqued Tomato Pin Cushion like Grandma's vintage one.
A BIG Wool Applique Pin Cushion with Lots of Character.
Make a Cute Little Tree for Your Scissors to Live In!
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.
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.
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.
An Elegant and Delicate Pin Cushion Set...Pin Cushion, Needle Keep and Emery.
A Sweet Wool Appliqued Pin Cushion Nest Filled with Plump Robin's Eggs.
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.
3 beautiful Wool Applique pin cushion for your collection.
5 Very FUN Wool Applique Critters to Decorate for Spring and Easter or just Because!
Make 2 Jolly Wool Applique Pillows with One Pattern.
Four FAT and Round Wool Applique Ornaments for your Holiday Tree Decorating.
Bees Fly over a Wool Applique Skep Mounted on a Vintage-Style Metal Clamp.
Our funny "Bird Brain" logo Birdie in a Wool Appliqued Pin Cushion on a Vintage Style Clamp.
An amusing Wool Appliqued Pin Cushion on a Vintage Style Clamp.
Decorate your Home for Easter with our Beautiful Easter Basket Table Topper
Our handy kit includes the pattern, all the pre-felted wool, needle, and DMC #8 Perle Cotton...all you need are the filling materials!
Strawberry Emery and Pin Cushion to add to your Sewing Basket.