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Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Penny Rug I Have been working On

I am like a dog with a bone when I start something and want to finish!!!

 I decided--weeks ago---I wanted a large, long penny rug mat for my kitchen island (hum! it is small and came from IKEA)..

Cut this mat about 34" long and I wanted to use a black background and a deep tan I had dyed for the larger penny and shades of deep red for the smaller pennys.  Decided to throw in some shades of "greenish plaids and brownish plaids as the colors did not seem right.  Then I decided to add 3 French knots in black in the center of each penny stack.  When I am done I will take a better picture and a close up!

 I am still playing around and everthing is just "laying" and Yep, I can see the rows are not straight, but this is what I have to far.  Determined to finish next week, but as they say--life keeps getting in my way!!
Here are some pictures of my progress!


  1. Hi from rugmaker diary..cee
    I hope you join me for the prug classes, it is so much easier not to cut the base first, also a simple way to keep those pennies in line..
    great rug, going to be a beauty when its finished!

  2. Hi Cee,
    Thank you so much for the comment. I have seen what you make and it is just so beautiful. Will look for your simple way to keep pennies in line. I had cut base first as I had a specific place for this mat and cut to fit. Yep those rows were all wiggly-wobbly for sure. Have everything pinned and working as I can on it. Thanks for your help. This is the biggest one I have done. I was just going to blanket stitch the back on. Would you suggest I add a "binding" around edge rather than just the blanket stitch?? I sincerely appreciate your input. Thanks, Margaret