What is a Penny Rug/ Candle Mat? A penny rug is a decoration made of stitched together coin shaped fabric scraps. In the 1800s, starting around the time of the Civil War, thrifty homemakers would use scraps of wool or felted wool from old clothing, blankets and hats to create designs for mats or rugs. Using coins as templates, (pennies were the size of quarters back then!) they created circles and each piece was then stitched in blanket stitch fashion.
The pineapple traditionally symbolizes "welcome" and hospitality, as well as friendship, generosity, and other forms of social warmth and graciousness.
Pineapple Penny Rug Kit
Kit includes everything you need to make this adorable pineapple penny rug. All pieces are precut and ready to sew. This kit uses Blanket stitch, chain stitch and daisy stitch. Diagrams provided.
I use clean, felted vintage and recycled wool for my kits. All pieces are hand cut by me to assure the highest quality.