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Penny Rugs and More: A Penny for My Thoughts and France Patchwork, Vintage, Penny Rugs, Penny Rug Patterns, Penny Rug, Wool Quilts, Applique Patterns, Wool Applique Patterns, Wool Embroidery

It's about time I finished a tutorial. I've been working on this one for a while. In between my husband and I selling our life long family business last fall, leaving me (and him) retired from our day jobs, I realized what burn out really is. As well, I am still missing my dear friend Missy.... 2017 sadly closed with the loss of two of my friends. Gather your friends and family, hold them close, you never know when you'll say goodbye. Then months of burying myself into drafting, writing, and…

Primitive, Quilts, Crochet, Appliqué Quilts, Wool Felt, Patchwork, Quilting, Penny Rug Patterns, Applique Quilts

For years, I've been interested in Penny Rugs. Their origin dates back to the Civil War era, when homemakers used wool scraps from old clothing, etc. to create mats or rugs. Using coins as templates, they created circles and stitched them with a blanket stitch to a background fabric. They weren't necessarily made as floor rugs, but more often decor coverings for beds, tables, and mantels. Recently, inspired by the blog site of Ashton Publications, I decided to try my hand at making a penny…

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