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 Patriotic Wool Appliqued Pillow.
All the beautiful pre-felted wool needed to applique your stockings runner.
Purchase the Pattern and Perle Cotton colors separately.
5 Colorful Stockings Make a Great Table Runner - Super as an Ornament Too!
The Materials Packet includes, all the pre-felted wool, Perle cotton, needle and quill to hang your design.
Purchase the Pattern separately.
A "Beautiful" Wool Applique Gal for Halloween and Fall.
The Autumn Wool Colors you need to make your BIG FAT Pumpkin Pin Cushion. (Wool Colors may vary.)
Purchase the Pattern separately.
A Lovely Wool Applique Pumpkin, Emery Acorn and Black Crow for the fall season.
All the wool and cotton for your tomato, strawberry and needle case.
Please Purchase Your Pattern Separately
A Unique Wool Appliqued Cat Pin Cushion Set. A Fun FAT Kitty to mind your Pins and Needles.
Five Bunnies with Twitching Whiskers and Fluffy Tails! Easy-to-Do Wool Applique in cheerful Spring Colors.
Your Materials Packet includes all the felted wool, #8 Perle Cotton, needle and red glass beads to make your Christmas Santa Pillow.Purchase your Santa Pattern Separately
100% Pre-Felted Wool Adds Special Dimension to this Unique Wool Appliqued Table Runner.
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!
Make a Cute Little Tree for Your Scissors to Live In!
A Pair of Plump and BIG Pin Cushions in Wool Applique. Use as Sweet and Petite pillows too!
Celebrate ALL Patriotic Holidays with a Wool Appliqued Table Runner.
Your Materials Packet includes all the felted wool, #8 Perle Cotton, needle and red glass beads to make your Top Hat Snowman Pillow.
Purchase your Snowman Pattern Separately
Half pound (about 8 oz) pack of 100% Pre-Felted Wool Pieces.
A pair of plump Woolie Lambs with plenty of charm and interesting texture.
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.
A Smiling Wool Applique Snowman with Jaunty Top Hat.
Make it FLAG DAY Every Day! Celebrate the Red * White * Blue
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.
Enjoy this Wool Applique Table Runner from Both Ends of the Table!
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 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.
All the Pre-felted Wools for Background and 5 Beautiful Shades of Wool for the Leaves.
Purchase the Perle Cotton separately.
All the fabric you will need to create your fun Parade of Eggs Table Runner.
Purchase the Pattern and Perle Cotton separately.
Decorate your Home for Easter with our Beautiful Easter Basket Table Topper
A Fun Little Wool Applique Flower Cushion for Pins or Sachet
The Kit includes the pattern, all the pre-felted wool needed, crewel embroidery needle and DMC #8 Perle Cotton!
The Free Downloadable Design. A Funny Little Wool Appliqued Halloween Cat Face.
A Wool Applique Winter Snowflake Candle Mat for download
A Freebie Wool Applique candle mat design for Spring.
Make a candle mat in pretty fall foliage colors to use all season
3 Wool Applique Ornaments - QUICK & EASY TO MAKE!
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Kids in the Patch No-Sew wool art kit for children. Complete with glue stick, dowel, project sheet, and background.
Three Halloween characters to wear for the fall season.
3 Funny Pumpkin Pals in Wool Applique for Halloween!
Folk-art style is always in season, and this collection of charming projects from Bonnie Sullivan will dress up your home all year long!
Greet the season with handmade cheer from Stacy West!
Turn back the clock and experience a little nostalgia as you stitch something new to enjoy in the present--the Buttermilk Basin way!
When an avid gardener and seasoned quilt and stitchery designer combines her two passions, magic sprouts!