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All complete kits include: Pre-washed and hand dyed wools, ironed and fused with interfacing, ready to be cut. Complete, step-by-step illustrated directions and templates from THE UNIVERSAL FOLK ART PENNY RUG SERIES. Pearl Cotton thread and Needle, coordinating cotton flannel backing fabric.

You will only need: good sharp scissors, pencil, and steam iron.

What's different about J. Conner Designs? Each kit contains patterns, directions and materials to complete one Penny Rug project, as shown in the photo... HOWEVER, the patterns are from my Universal Folk Art Penny Rug Series, and can be used over and over by the purchaser to create an infinite variety of designs. To get your creativity going, a few suggestions for future projects are included! Happy Stitching!

1. Flower Bowl with Birds

Based on an antique wool applique design of Pennsylvania Dutch origins.

1A. Complete Kit $60
1B. Pattern Only $10

Flower Bowl with Birds - Kit and Pattern Available

14x21" finished size


2. Folk Art Chatelaine

Traditionally worn by the Lady of the Castle, a chatelaine keeps scissors case, needle case, and pincushion all within hands reach. A great gift for a seamstress!

2A. Complete Kit $35
2B. Pattern Only $10

Chatelaine - Kit and Pattern Available

4x7", 3x3", 3x5" finished pieces


3. Easter Holiday Pattern Set

Patterns to make ALL THESE six inch "stuffed eggs" with ideas and suggestions for even more designs!

Available as
3B. Pattern Only $10

Easter Egg Patterns

Easter Egg Patterns

six 4.5x6" eggs


4. Penny Borders for J. Conner Hooked Rug Kits

Enhance and enlarge your hooked mats by adding these coordinated wool borders.

Available as
4B. Pattern Only $10

Borders for Hooked Rugs

adaptable for all sizes of J. Conner and Happy Hooker Rug Kits:
5x7"oval , or 7", 9", 10", 12" circles


5. Squirrel Oval

This basic oval with oak leaves and a little squirrel makes a table mat with a traditional penny border.

As a BONUS for you, this pattern set also includes a cat with flowers and a bunny with carrots.

5A. Complete Kit $45
5B. Pattern Only $10

Squirrel Oval - Pattens and Kits Coming Soon

12x16" finished oval

6. Antique House Table Runner

This is a nice large table runner with lots of alternate designs including stars, flowers and urns. You can be really inventive with the embroidery and placement of the penny applique flowers on each side, or follow the illustrated directions exactly. All wools are beautifully hand dyed, and no two kits are exactly the same!

Antique House Table Runner

12x36" finished size

6A. Complete Kit $75
6B. Pattern Only $10

7. Bird With Pomegranates

A 24" oval with graceful Bird and rich hand dyed reds and greens.

7A. Complete Kit $60
7B. Pattern Only $10

Bird with Pomegranates

12x16" finished oval

9. Traveler's Jewelry Keeper

A quick and useful project to make and give to your favorite traveler - maybe you?

9A. Complete Kit $35
9B. Pattern Only $10

Traveler's Jewelry Keeper

16x7 rectangle, folded
to make a 7x4 1/2" bag

10. Trick or Treat

A quick and easy decoration for Halloween with lots of creative alternatives

10A. Complete Kit $45
10B. Pattern Only $10

Halloween Patterns

11. Woolie Booties

This adorable kit includes all materials to make three sets of baby booties, in three different styles, to fit 6-12 months. Please specify your choice of "boy", "girl" or "either".

11A. Complete Kit $45
Not available as pattern only.

Woolie Booties

12. Penny Rug Holiday Ornaments:

These traditional wool ornaments for you to applique and embroider come with complete instructions and materials.

$25 per set

Please specify:

12A. Set 1: Santa, Snowman, and Angel


12B. Set 2: Tree, Star, and Heart


12C. Set 3: House, Cat, and Chicken - Someone you know would love to receive one of these hand made ornaments--colors will vary, so you can customize the animals and house to be personal for you.


12D. Set 4: Dove, Cardinal, Blue Jay


12E. Set 5: Maine Moose, Deer, Chickadee


12F. Set 6: Nantucket Whale, Lighthouse, Sailboat


Beautifully stitched by my sister, Paula McColm, these last two sets complete my series of Penny Rug Christmas Ornaments. Collect them all!

Santa, SNowman, & Angel Patterns

Set 1: Santa, Snowman, and Angel

Tree, Star & Heart Patterns

Set 2: Tree, Star, and Heart

House, Cat, Chicken Complete Kit

Set 3: House, Cat, and Chicken

Dove, Cardinal, Blue Jay

Set 4: Dove, Cardinal and Blue Jay

Maine Moose, Deer, Chickadee

Set 5: Maine Moose, Deer, Chickadee

Nantucket Whale, Lighthouse, Sailboat

Set 6: Nantucket Whale, Lighthouse, Sailboat

13. Pansy Basket

This Victorian inspired design finishes to a 12"x15" oval and makes use of my beautifully hand dyed blue, violet and yellow mottled wools.

13A. Complete Kit $45

Pansy Basket

14. Penny Rug Christmas Stockings!

A generous 9x17", this kit contains all wools, cotton flannel lining, and comprehensive directions to make a beautiful heirloom stocking with NO machine sewing!

Watch for more coming soon! In the works: Angels, ideas are faster than my production.

Complete Kit $70

Deer Christmas Stocking

Stocking 1: Deer

Santa Christmas Stocking

Stocking 2: Santa

Snowman Christmas Stocking

Stocking 3: Snowman

Angel Christmas Stocking

Stocking 4: Angel

15. Snippet Holder

All hookers and fiber artists need a portable wastebaskets for snippets of wool, yarn and thread, so we don't have to jump up to throw away the bits of debris generated while we are crafting. This fun and quick penny rug project kit contains everything you need to make one for only $15, plus shipping.

15A. Complete Kit $15

Snippet Holder

16. Sunflower Oval

This oval Summer Sunflower is a new design suggested by one of my customers-- to round out the Fall Squirrel, and Spring Pansy Basket...

16A. Complete Kit $45

Sunflower Oval

17. Snowman Oval

Both of these new designs were stitched by my sister, Paula McColm.

17A. Complete Kit $45

Snowman Oval

18. Victorian Boot Crazy Quilt Stocking

In December 2014, Rug Hooking Magazine published my directions and pattern for this Crazy Quilt Victorian Boot. Not actually a penny rug, it shares some of the same materials and techniques, but with more advanced embroidery stitches and lots of lace and beads, buttons and charms....

I designed it so that the maker can incorporate additional family wool scraps, and embellishment, but the kit is totally complete with EVERYTHING, even a nice piece of original antique Paisley Wool Fabric to complete the project. Complete Kit $45, 12" long. Functions as a small Christmas stocking.

18A. Complete Kit $45

Victorian Boot Crazy Quilt Stocking

MORE Patterns and Kits Coming Soon!

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Please contact me with questions or custom design orders - for patterns, kits, penny rug classes or retreats, and finished custom Penny Rug Appliques by commission.

COPYRIGHT J. CONNER DESIGNS: Permission is granted for the use of these patterns only by the retail purchaser. Patterns, designs and finished products may not be reproduced for commercial purposes.

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