2017 Needful Things…Day 10

I love reading your comments so far….especially about your stitching buddies and how excited your all are about spending time together stitching!!! It is the best!!!

Day 10- Our newest product…Pre-cut Pennies (Circles) in many sizes and packaged in 3 different amounts…

Here is the definition of a Penny mat:
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. … (Thus, the name “pennyrug). Sometimes, the mats or rugs were backed with old burlap bags or feed sacks.  
We think they are awesome!!!
We have sizes from 1/2″ to 3 1/2″

We have two color option for now…black or assorted colored

We have them in packs of 25, 50 or 100…Those are the the option we have right now but we will continue to expand our offerings.

We also will be sending along a guide sheet of penny mat configurations and sizes that work well together with any purchase during this event. Here are three different mat I made using the the assorted and black pennies…

For instance the penny mat on the top right consists of 39 stitched total pennies…black 2 1/2″, assorted 2″ and 1″  They are also backed in black…to you would need 100- 2 1/2″ black, 50 2″ and 50-1″ assorted pennies to make this mat.

The  bottom hex penny mat would take 50 assorted 3″, 25- 1 1/2′ black and 25- 3/4″ assorted pennies to make the 19 stitched total pennies.

The mat on the left that is almost finished…seems I was adding the last row to it…needs 16 stitched total pennies-sizes 50-3 1/2″ black-25-2 1/2″ assorted and 25-1″ assorted…

If you want to know what sizes look good together you can always get your circle template out and draw your own configuration of sizes…and then color plan.  I know you are a very creative bunch and will make wonderful things!

I also use thicker threads for these pennies…8 and 5wts Valadani work the best if you like to see the stitching as shown in my pennies below…We will also be doing some You Tube /Facebook videos on stitching and backing these pennies…So exciting!!!

You also know I love fusible web on my pennies…but I know some do not want it…so we came up with the best alternative…we have cut fusible pennies…the fusible doesn’t necessarily have to extend out the the outer most edge…as long as it keeps the pennies in place is all that matters…for the smaller pennies 1/2 & 3/4″ a dab of glue will work as well…I strongly suggest the fusible for as hard as you try the pennies will slip/move while stitching if nothing is used.

3/4″ for pennies 1″-1 1/4″ and 1 1/2″

1 1/2″ for pennies 2 & 2 1/2″

2 1/2″ for pennies 3 & 3 1/2″

Click HERE to go to our website for pricing and to order your today!!!

If you want to win a set of pennies that make a mat comment on this post…Have you made a penny mat already? Do you think this is something you want to try? What colors are you interested in?

Winner will be posted Jan 1st 2018!!! Good luck!!



240 responses to “2017 Needful Things…Day 10”

  1. Rebecca Avatar

    Great idea, fusible for pennies!
    I have made several penny rugs and mats. Mostly PG designs.

  2. Karen Avatar

    I made penny mats for my sister-in-laws for Christmas one year. They did not know what they were. They now proudly display them in their houses. I love the different shades of Browns and beige with just a touch of blue. Thank you for the chance to win. Merry Christmas to be ou and your family.

  3. Barb Reininger Avatar
    Barb Reininger

    No, mostly because I’m unsure of connecting the pennies to each other. Have Penny Path and hope to start soon. These look super fast and easy.

  4. Sarah Avatar

    I have never made one before. I love blues and greens.

  5. Sharon Crandall Avatar
    Sharon Crandall

    OMG finally someone doing the precut with fusible waahooo, love you guys

  6. Paula Avatar

    A penny rug is something I would love to try. Thanks for a chance to win some!

  7. Lyn Smith Avatar
    Lyn Smith

    I love pennies. I’ve made one many years ago, think I might have to make another. I love mostly reds, blues, greens & mustard

  8. TERRY BARDAL Avatar

    I have never made a penny mat I am new to all this but really interested in wool applique. I love any colors darker shades for winter and lighter for spring. A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

  9. Joan R Avatar
    Joan R

    I haven’t made anything with the pennies. I love the picture of the quilt with the pennies in a grid pattern on it. Seems you could make a very simple quilt and spice it up real cute! Would love to try my hand at pennies!

  10. Janice Behn Avatar
    Janice Behn

    What a great idea! I am just starting to learn to work with wool and penny rugs are a good place to start I have only used pins to hold the circles down but fusing sounds interesting.

  11. Robin Schlager Avatar
    Robin Schlager

    I’ve made 2 Pennie projects. They are fun and I love putting the colors together. One that I’m still working on is a quilt – I had a whole cloth machine quilted and am stitching pennies all over it, randomly. It’s great. When I’m done , I’ll post it. I cut hundreds of circles …….

  12. JennyM Avatar

    I haven’t made anything with pennies although projects with them have caught my eye. I like the assorted colors.

  13. Kyra Franz Avatar
    Kyra Franz

    I’ve never made anything with pennies but love the old-fashioned look. Since I always want some hand work to do, I would love to try this too. Mostly blues with cream, red, and mustard.

  14. Sheila Munro Avatar

    I have made a couple of penny mats , I love working with wool . I love the black and reds the best .

  15. Geri Sherwood Avatar
    Geri Sherwood

    I love the pennies ! It’s a travel easy project and all the colors you can’t go wrong.
    Being precut now makes it even better!

  16. Deborah K. Avatar
    Deborah K.

    Yes – I have made penny mats, but I want to make more! The look of the mat changes completely with different colors! Each color scheme I see is beautiful!

    Of course, you are the one that happened to get me started…..there was a free little wool kit you gave away at the Chicago show years ago and the rest is history!

  17. Sue knill Avatar
    Sue knill

    Have wanted to try pennies will try them look forward to a tutorial from you.

  18. Sandy Avatar

    You have piqued my interest in trying this beautiful art/craft form. The photos of the woolen pennies are beautiful. My question is did women use them on there floors or tables or both. I can’t imagine putting them in the floors.

    Sandy Anderson

    Sent from my iPhone

  19. cjschulk Avatar

    Fusible pennies are the greatest

  20. Carol B Avatar
    Carol B

    I am in love with these penny mats. I have always wanted to do this. The assorted colors backed in black are my favorites. The little penny rug you made with the star in the middle is fantastic. That’s what I would like to make. Thanks for giving us a chance to win some pennies and create out own masterpiece. 🙂

  21. Carolyn B Avatar
    Carolyn B

    Lisa your penny project are Wonderful!!!! You are an extremely talented lady…Precut is half the battle–especially with circles!!! I would LOVE to win them!!!

  22. Penny A L Prichard Avatar
    Penny A L Prichard

    What a terrific idea! Love the idea of the pennies made from visible. The smaller size means you aren’t stitching through the visible.

    Thank you so much.

  23. Sandy Anderson Avatar
    Sandy Anderson

    You have piqued my interest in making these penny rugs. I love all the colors. Our quilt guild has a “Wooly Brights” group that meets monthly to create table rugs. I tried it once,on my own, but the wool fell apart when I cut a circle. I gave up and continued quilting and Swedish Weaving.

  24. Carmen Montmarquet Avatar
    Carmen Montmarquet

    I have never done pennies but have always wanted too. I have been collecting wool in hopes of getting started but alas i don’t know how to start?? This would be totally awesome to win! Thanks for a chance!

  25. Carol L Kirk Avatar
    Carol L Kirk

    Love the idea of precut pennies! What a time saver and you know what they say….variety is the spice of life. Thank you for the inspiration and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  26. Diane Russell Avatar
    Diane Russell

    I have always loved the look of pennies, just never tried them. What a great way to try and with so many colors they should go with any project.

  27. Carolyn Fox Avatar
    Carolyn Fox

    I would love to try working with pennys. And you make it look very enticing!

  28. Sharon K Avatar
    Sharon K

    Great ideal. Tried cutting my own. Very time consuming. Would love to win an assortment of colors. Thanks

  29. Pam H Avatar
    Pam H

    I was so excited to see that you were beginning to carry these pennies! I lovery that they are cut out in perfect circles! I’ve done wool projects of yours before and also did your Primitive Garden, but have not done an actual penny mat. Would love to do that! I like blue, red, brown and black. Thanks for the chance!

  30. Sue Avatar

    I want to make one of the Pennies. I love the look of them.

  31. Mary Avatar

    I have your penny quilt kit that was published last year but sadly haven’t started it because I wasn’t ready to cut all those pennies. This would be perfect. Just need to know if there is a compatible size. Hope the store can help with that. Definitely need the fusible. Great idea.

  32. Joan Avatar

    I have never made one before but we stayed at a cabin many years ago and they had one on a coffee table and I remember thinking it would be great to try and make! I love the thought of having precut pennies….sure would make it a lot easier! Great New Year project!

  33. Sally Matoushek Avatar
    Sally Matoushek

    I have made a penny mat and they are so fun. So to win another would be awesome. I love the reds and blues and browns

  34. Barbara A Campbell Avatar
    Barbara A Campbell

    I love that you offer pennies with fusible already attached. Great color and texture selections, too.

  35. Carolyn V Avatar
    Carolyn V

    Great idea. A penny something is on my 2018 agenda, and must admit that I have already started collecting the precuts. I like the idea of adding the smaller circle of fusible as well. Haven’t consider a color scheme yet so guess the assorted is good. Maybe saw a taupe combination someplace that was nice, to get away from always on black.

  36. Shirley Avatar

    I have made penny rugs and love them. What a great to have them pre cut. I like multi colors and black.

  37. Jody Randall Avatar
    Jody Randall

    I’ve done lots of wool but never a penny rug. Would love to make as you can easily adjust the size to fit where you want to use your mat. I always enjoy your 12 days of Needful things because you explain why you love the product and how you use. Thanks!

  38. Joni Avatar

    Not yet! On my bucket list …
    I’m a fan of black- love love the fuse circles !!

  39. Vicki Samsel Avatar
    Vicki Samsel

    I oils love to try a penny mat. Fairly new to wool. Did the 2016 mystery this year

  40. Christina Altelaar Avatar
    Christina Altelaar

    Would love to try the pennies. I have never tried working with them but it certainly would be fun. Love dark reds,golds and greens.

  41. Linda Witherow Avatar
    Linda Witherow

    I want so badly to make a penny mat but here in Virginia wool is not readily available… I love primitive and I love your shop…

  42. Nyla Dominguez Avatar
    Nyla Dominguez

    I have never made a penny rug and have little experience with wool. These are very pretty and would enjoy giving it a try, my favorite colors are red, blue and tan but the mix of colors is very appealing. Thanks for the Needful Things, interesting to see new things.

  43. Karen Conter Avatar
    Karen Conter

    What a great idea and such a time saver !

  44. Dawn Schoening Avatar
    Dawn Schoening

    I have made a penny mat before, this would make project much neater, and quicker. I like warm and jewel tones best

  45. Kay U McAllister Avatar
    Kay U McAllister

    I want and intend to make one, have all my supplies but waiting to find time in between other quilting projects. Too many irons in the fire.

  46. Lauren Devantier Avatar
    Lauren Devantier

    These may be called penny mats but they look priceless to me! I have never made one but it is on my bucket list – with these precuts it looks like it has moved very close to the top! Thank you for sharing your endless creativity!

  47. Kathy Williams Avatar
    Kathy Williams

    I have made a penny mat – I love to put them together! Anything wool is just such a comfort to sew on. I enjoy blending all colors together.

  48. Laura baumgardner Avatar
    Laura baumgardner

    I have not made a penny mat as of yet. I like be the look but my favorite is your penny quilt you have in this post. I find I don’t really know what to do with the mats because I hate to cover up all the work I did

  49. Linda Otten Avatar
    Linda Otten

    I have not made a penny mat before but would love to. I like anything that is not to bright.

  50. Kelly Schrammeck Avatar
    Kelly Schrammeck

    I love the look of the penny mats/rugs with antiques. The pre-cut pennies give me more incentive to making one.

  51. Marie Beers Avatar
    Marie Beers

    I love making penny mats, they made excellent gifts and a touch of color here and there around the house. Winning a bag would make my next project much easier.

  52. Deanna Bowman Avatar
    Deanna Bowman

    I would love to make a penny mat. Haven’t worked with wool much, but this is on my New Year’s list of to-do’s.

  53. Maria Zook Avatar
    Maria Zook

    I haven’t made a penny mat, but with your precut circles and fusible available, you make it very inviting to try a new technique. I made the candy canes using your precut circles and loved the result.

  54. Rita Nichols Avatar
    Rita Nichols

    Oh my! I’ve always wanted to make something with pennies but I always thought I wouldn’t be any good at cutting all those circles and getting them round. I love that they are pre-cut and ready to go. This has significantly lowered my fear factor and I’m excited to give it a try!

  55. Donna W Avatar
    Donna W

    I have made a penny mat….several as a matter of fact. It is how I found you and your shop! I had wanted to learn to make one 7-8 years ago and had googled it and you were one of the ones who came up in the search. I find penny mats are addicting to do and like the more muted brights.

  56. needleminder Avatar

    Love Penny Rugs, but haven’t made one yet because the idea of cutting all of those little circles and collecting all of those different scraps of wool was just too daunting. I would love the tradional dark country colors- Cranberry, hunter, navy, gold, etc and of course black!

  57. Sue Schultz Avatar
    Sue Schultz

    I love your penny mats. I have made one, it was I think a freebie with the summer block of the week one year. Love it. It would be a great mobile project to take with wherever you go. I always have handwork with me.

  58. Janet Sopa Avatar
    Janet Sopa

    I have made penny mats and love them. I enjoy hand stitching when I sit in the evening while I watch my favorite shows. Truth-be-told, I love doing anything with wool. Stitch away!!!

  59. Sharon Bochmann Avatar
    Sharon Bochmann

    I haven’t tried this yet, but I would love to! I really like the assorted colors on black. Merry Christmas, Lisa!!

    1. Mary lou Avatar
      Mary lou

      LOVE working with pennies. I am in the process of making Christmas trees as gifts. I wish I could have bought your circles. Would have been soooooo much easier. Next time I will buy the precuts from you. Thank you for the fusing tips. Merry Christmas.

  60. lorraine bujnowski Avatar
    lorraine bujnowski

    I have not made any penny rugs but this might be reason to make one in 2018.

  61. Loretta Pederson Avatar
    Loretta Pederson

    I have made a few versions of penny mats, and love them. Excited about precut pennies.

  62. Brenda Jeffers Avatar
    Brenda Jeffers

    I’ve never made a penny mat this would be a good excuse to do so!

  63. Jacqueline Miller Avatar
    Jacqueline Miller

    Love penny everuthing! This is one great idea. Im traditional country colors so I gravitate towards that color range. Ordering these today so I can start a new project in the New Year.

  64. carol Avatar

    I have not made a penny mat before. Love penny rugs, runners…..

  65. Ina Hacker Avatar
    Ina Hacker

    I love the pennies but have always been hesitant to try as I am allergic to wool if I touch my eyes. But willing to try.

  66. Karen Avatar

    Love making penny mats. Easy, portable, yummy colors. What’s not to love?❤️

  67. Anne Thate Avatar
    Anne Thate

    I made the mat with the star at one of your classes. I would love to make another. I also think Red, and white maybe green would be nice at Christmas time.

  68. LolaN Avatar

    I have never made a penny mat before. Precuts would make it so convenient!

  69. Carol Avatar

    I have never made a penny rug. I absolutely love the look. I love the primitive colors and would love to make a penny mat.

  70. Mary-Paxton Colley Avatar
    Mary-Paxton Colley

    I have never made a penny mat but would love to try. I think I would use black and assorted colors

  71. Suzy Avatar

    I love working on wool projects. I have made a few for myself and also a few for gifts for special friends. I have not tried making a penny mat yet but it is definitely in my future. I belong to a wool club in Florida and would love to share a project with wool pennies with my quilting friends. I really like the mat with the star in the center.

  72. Kathy S Avatar
    Kathy S

    I love penny mats! So many options and love the multiple colors on black. Just makes you happy!

  73. Maggie Reintges Avatar
    Maggie Reintges

    It’s great that we can buy pennies precut now!! I’ve made several penny rugs and cutting all those circles was the worst part!! I’d love to see some brighter colored wool pennies please!!

  74. Dottie Alexander Avatar
    Dottie Alexander

    I am new to wool applique. I have not made a penny rug/mat but would love to make my first using some multi-color pennies and one of your patterns.

  75. Jean Wolfe Avatar
    Jean Wolfe

    This has been a timesaver to say the least. What a clever idea. Sure saves a lot of time. Thanks for all you do

  76. Susan Gimpel Avatar
    Susan Gimpel

    I have never made a penny rug because I don’t really know how to join them. I don’t know anyone where I live that knows how to do it either. Primitive colours are the wools I like to use.

  77. Tricia Hoffmann Avatar
    Tricia Hoffmann

    I’ve never tried a penny rug, although with the black background, they are striking! Cutting out all those little circles with arthritic hands seemed overwhelming – but these circles would make it doable!

  78. Carol Bejtlich Avatar
    Carol Bejtlich

    You are so smart-would love to use the fusible pennies. I love working with wool! Thank you.

  79. Terri U Avatar
    Terri U

    I would love to win a kit to make a penny rug. I haven’t had a wool project for a while but really like working in wool. Multi-colored and black would be a great color combination.

  80. Janice Avatar

    I haven’t made a penny mat. The creative mood I’ve been in lately would have me thinking of doing one in reds and greens to form a Christmas Tree. Or fun pastels to do an oval egg-shape for Easter.

  81. TJS Avatar

    Oh, be still my beating heart! Precut pennies and precut fusible…it just doesn’t get any better than that. I love all colors, especially some of the strange golds and greens to add a pop of unexpected color.

  82. Janet Kay Avatar
    Janet Kay

    Love, love, love penny mats! Yes I have made penny mats and they make great gifts for friends. Using a variety of colors go with more settings but red and green would be great for Christmas!

  83. Donna Avatar

    Love the wool pennies! I’ve made two coasters and want to make a bigger mat. I like the primitive colors backed by black.

  84. candee Avatar

    I have made a few penny mats. My LQS kits pre cuts penny kits occasionally. It’s the way to go! I love all the colors you showed. I keep thinking I should have ordered the candy cane ornament penny’s. I’ll take a look & see if you still have them.

  85. Jane Kelley Avatar
    Jane Kelley

    I haven’t made one as of yet but this looks like the way to go. Love to try doing one in reds and black. Thanks for a chance to win!

  86. anne Avatar

    Would love to make a penny mat. Have brought one but never made one myself. Merry Christmas!!!

  87. lynn jarzombeck Avatar
    lynn jarzombeck

    Oh just love wool pennies. Have not made a mat but made pennies to decorate other items, such as a wool bag. Love the feel when making them and they are fun cause they’re fast and so very cute!

  88. Jan Doyle Avatar
    Jan Doyle

    Have not done the pennies yet. Looks very interesting. Love reds and blues.

  89. Sandi Avatar

    I would love to make a penny mat! Your pictures are wonderful and very inspirational. I like a mix of colors. Hugs,

  90. Chris Avatar

    Making a penny may is on my list of things to do. They look like so much fun. The precut pennies make it easier.

  91. Kim Mueller Avatar
    Kim Mueller

    I’ve never made one,would love to though. I really like the one with the star in center…also love those colors .Hope your husband is doing well. I know hard it is when a husband and partner in business has had surgery or a major medical issue and you are pulled in all directions. Keep the faith, God Bless and Merry Christmas!

  92. Lori Thomas Avatar
    Lori Thomas

    I love, love, love working with pennies! They can be used in many ways. You can make a quick gift for a friend and it looks like you really worked hard. Now with the precut pennies it will make it even faster. You do so many things to make our lives so much easier. Thanks Lisa!!!😊

  93. Germaine Avatar

    These precut pennies and fusible circles are genius! I have been admiring them in the store.

  94. Jo Moore Avatar
    Jo Moore

    I love pennies and am constantly buying them in all colors

  95. mary h Avatar

    I love a mix of warm colors. They are a bit addictive, great thing to do while watching movies in the evening. I have made a couple penny mats.

  96. Brenda Capps Avatar
    Brenda Capps

    I’ve seen these mats at shops, but never knew the history behind the pattern . What a fun change to try. I love Fall colors, and one would look great on my dining table. Merry Christmas

  97. Theresa Waite Avatar
    Theresa Waite

    I have not made anything out of the pennies, but as I read this I’m thinking some mug mats would make great gifts any time of the year. I could use one right now for my coffee mug. Precut pennies would be great!

  98. Judith Avatar

    Of all the wool projects I have made, I have not made a penny rug. I think they are beautiful and now that you have precut circles, I look forward to making some!

  99. Ellen Reibling Avatar
    Ellen Reibling

    I would like to make a penny mat and I am all about the gold and coral and black. One of the reasons I have not made a mat is because it is hard to make them consistent and this is an awesome solution..thanks!

  100. Charlotte Avatar

    I have made one penny mat. I would love to make another with more pennies in the stack. I love the muted colors.

  101. Sandi Avatar

    I have made a penny mat but never finished it because my stitching did not look good enough for me, I guess I will put it on my list to finish next year, precut pennies might of helped,

  102. laurel huyvaert Avatar
    laurel huyvaert

    I have never made a penning mat, but would love to make a table runner for a new dining room table we have just purchased. It is an Amish made table and I think a penny runner would be just perfect.

  103. Deborah Thomas Avatar
    Deborah Thomas

    I have never made a penny mat before but it is definitely on my to do list. I love the precut ones. What a time saver.

  104. Sharon Avatar

    I’ve done wool applique and I love it, but have never made a penny rug before. I love blues and rose colors together.

  105. Barb Avatar

    I have your Star Penny Pinkeep in the works right now! Have made a couple of penny rugs and love, love, love them. Also have Ring Around THe Rosie penny rug flannel by Bonnie Sullivan for Maywood Studio to make a cozy quilt.

  106. Karen L Chaudoin Avatar
    Karen L Chaudoin

    I have always wanted to try it. I have an old army blanket that I would like to use as a base with red.

  107. ferne Avatar

    I have never made a penny rug before, but have worked with wool and love it so I would love to try a penny rug and any of your colors shown will do! On a side note…I was noticing the cute quilt blocks by each persons name in the comments…cute touch!

  108. Joan Avatar

    I have never made a penny mat, but always admire them. I can think of many places in my home that I would like to have one for. I like the colorful ones. Is there a book of stitches that I could buy or do they mainly use the blanket stitch? This sounds like a learning “winter project” to me. And precut – how good does it get!

  109. Jan Reliford Avatar
    Jan Reliford

    Lisa you come up with the best ideas! I love Penny Mats…they just seem to bring the warmth of primitive into the home. The variations are endless and the colors and patterns are so beautiful.
    Thank you for coming up with this and can’t wait to make one!
    Merry Christmas!!!

  110. Deb Gross Avatar
    Deb Gross

    I have wanted to do a penny mat for a couple of years, I’m hoping 2018 is the year I get to work on it. I love the muted colors– purple, red, green. Well, just about all colors!!

  111. Marilyn Hopkins Avatar
    Marilyn Hopkins

    After watching your demo at Houston I purchased some precut pennies and made a penny rug. I am hooked! I need more!!!

  112. Cheryl Avatar

    Wow, I haven’t made a penny mat yet. But you have made it so easy now no excuses. Thanks

  113. Cheryl Avatar

    Wow, I haven’t made a penny mat. You have made it so easy no excuses. Thanks

  114. Jean Gerretsen Avatar
    Jean Gerretsen

    Yes I have made a penny table mat, from your book Summer Gatherings, and loved doing it.

  115. sandy Lowery Avatar
    sandy Lowery

    I’ve never made one.. too daunting to cut all those circles. I am a prim girl in my colors.

  116. Dixie Bauerle Taft Avatar
    Dixie Bauerle Taft

    I love how timeless all your designs are. I haven’t made a mat yet but love everything wool and would love to!

  117. Kris Hebbring Avatar
    Kris Hebbring

    I have never used penny’s but really like the look of them. Happy Holidays!

  118. Sandy Close Avatar
    Sandy Close

    I would like to black and beige circles.

  119. Gloria Avatar

    I have not made a penny mat but this looks like a project that I’d like to try! I like civil war colors.

  120. Shannon Hansell Avatar
    Shannon Hansell

    I have done stacks of “pennies “ for appliqué projects but not a rug. I would like to try a rug in a diamond shape. I love all colors but mostly “dark uglies” or primitive.
    Merry Christmas and a blessed new year 🎄❤️🎚

  121. Jaxine Andersen Avatar
    Jaxine Andersen

    Hi Lisa and crew! Thanks for the chance to win some pennies! I have never made a penny rug but have made items that have pennies on them. I made your pin cushion for a Christmas gift that has the penny tongues around it. It turned out great and was fun to make. I’ve done other layered penny items in the past, too. 🎄

  122. Harriett Murray Avatar
    Harriett Murray

    I looove penny mats! After buying some of your pennies at festival, I was going to work on my mat after holidays. Well, just broke my heel, so now laid up in bed I will be doing it sooner. Whoever thought that a “penny” will keep me sane over the next 12 weeks of no weight bearing😂

  123. Sherrie Davis Avatar
    Sherrie Davis

    Love the pennies but have not made a penny rug yet. Great give away.

  124. Melanie Dreike Avatar
    Melanie Dreike

    Would love love to try my first penny mat with a friend whose initials are MC. Hope your holidays are going to be wonderful!

  125. Anita Tuttle Avatar
    Anita Tuttle

    I love making the penny mats and like new patterns & options of colors. They are beautiful displayed in my home. You keep me interested with all your ideas. Love all your help with new ideas. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

  126. Debbie Bradley Avatar
    Debbie Bradley

    I’ve never made a penny mat or even worked with wool. I would love to try it because they look amazing and something I could take to the doctor’s office and do.

  127. Melanie Avatar

    I’ve not made a penny rug — yet — but one is planned for my handwork project after the first of the year. Thank you for the chance to win. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the staff.

  128. Vicky Krause Avatar
    Vicky Krause

    I’m so excited! The possibilities are endless as to what I could do making penny mats. My imagination is on overdrive. It’s so nice to have the wool circles already cut out perfectly. Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!

  129. Pam Avatar

    I have made a few wool projects, including one penny rug and they are all PG patterns! Love the assorted colors with black.

  130. Leanne Mal Avatar
    Leanne Mal

    Yes I have made penny rugs before and I use them all! For me the hardest part about making penny rugs is cutting out a perfect circle so with that being said yes, yes, yes, I would try these precut circles! I like scrappy and more muted colors with a few less muted colors thrown in for some added interest 🙂

  131. donnawt Avatar

    I have never made a penny mat, but would love to try one. I did make one wool table topper and that was a lot of fun.

  132. Jeanne Humphrey Avatar
    Jeanne Humphrey

    Would love to try this. Putting them on my Quilting Bucket list. Think thes would make awesome mug rugs.

  133. Lisa Hartwig Avatar
    Lisa Hartwig

    Love the pictures of the pre-cut assorted pennies. Lovely colors! Oh what we could do! I still have to finish the penny mat we started at the NC retreat this year. It was great meeting you there! Love the idea of the pre-cut fusibles also, such a wonderful idea!!!!!!

  134. Jan Avatar

    I have not made an all penny penny rug but have made felted table top rugs
    with penny edges for Christmas & Spring. Having pre cut pennies would be fantastic. Thanks

  135. The Meaning of Courage Avatar

    I never thought I would want to work with pennies, until I saw your photos. What peer pressure!! Haha

  136. The Meaning of Courage Avatar

    I never thought about working with pennies until I saw your photos. I love them! What peer pressure!! Ha ha

  137. Cindy Shope Avatar
    Cindy Shope

    I have not yet made a penny mat. It is on my to do list. Love all of the primitive colors.

  138. Karen Avatar

    So excited about your precut pennies…..have always wanted to make a penny rug but have not……keep thinking I’ll cut the circles some day!! I love the scrappy pennies and black. Christmas colors, patriotic colors and fall colors would be great!!

  139. Cynthia Wood Avatar
    Cynthia Wood

    I have always wanted to try a penny mat but I have been afraid to invest in the money without knowing how will I can complete the project. I did however, venture outside my box, and agree to be a facilitator for my sit n sew class at my favorite quilt shop . We agreed to learn together on Liberty Gatherings BOM with wool. The wool is on order from Moda and the fabrics are already in the shop. Looking forward to March 1. The old project will be completed in January and we will start this one. We are all in love with this pattern.

  140. Pamela Miller Avatar

    I have made one penny mat for my sister a few years ago. She didn’t know what it was, but since being “enlightened”, she proudly has it displayed in her log cabin home. I enjoyed making it, but having these pennies already pre-cut, would make it so much more fun. I love all the colors and would love to win some.

  141. Pat Braun Avatar
    Pat Braun

    I have not made a penny mat but I sure would like to! I like varied colours but think there should be a black in there somewhere!

  142. krismichk9 Avatar

    I have never made a penny mat but would love to. I really like the look of the black on the background or last penny. Would love to try to make one.

  143. Marty Avatar

    I’ve never worked with wool nor ‘penny’ mats, so this will be a totally new learning aspect of quilting and stitching for me. Some patterns that utilize pennies I had designated for me to make using yo-yos (Suffolk Puffs) from cottons.

  144. Kristy Avatar

    Yes, I have made many penny rugs before. I have quite a few and I have gifted many. They are always a treasured gift. I would love the pennies prize ( I love alliteration), and black or assorted would be great! Your wools are the best out there!

  145. Judy Purcell Avatar
    Judy Purcell

    Love working with wool and have made many pennies. I have a tip for you: fusible sometimes does not hold and pins fall out so I use staples! They come out easily and the wool fluffs right back up. Win-win.

  146. sewspecialladylorri Avatar

    I have done a small penny mat as a sample in guild one year enjoyed it. Would love the precuts as then I could have more variety . Thank You for the chance to win

  147. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts Avatar

    Since I cannot cut a circle to save myself, I have avoided pennies. I would love to try pre-cut! Thanks for the fun!

  148. wantstoberetired Avatar

    I’ve done a fair number of wool appliqué mats, and some have wool pennies on them but I have never done a full penny rug. Maybe that’s next for me. I like black backgrounds in primitive colors. Thanks for the chance to win. Merry Christmas!

  149. Rebecca Hoffmann Avatar
    Rebecca Hoffmann

    I’ve made a lot of wool projects but so far have not made a penny mat, I think I will place an order. I’m thinking black, gold, and red would be good colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

  150. Tracy O’Briant Avatar
    Tracy O’Briant

    Love all your ideas!!!
    I have not made a penny mat or used them yet in a project. Looks very fun and I see why the ladies of the past made them for useful as well as decorative items. My favorite colors are also those of the past: greens, reds/burgundies, rusts/golds. Who am I kidding? I love all colors and textures…

  151. Kim Kopac Avatar
    Kim Kopac

    I am in LOVE with the penny quilt!!! It is def. going on my to do list!!! I have made several penny mats and am so happy to see precut pennies!!! Thank you for all your and your employees hard work!