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Pennies and Stars

Combine stars, circles, and beads in a penny rug made of wool. Classic holiday colors make this a perfect decoration for a side table or even under a tiny Christmas tree.


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Adding Single Seed Beads

1. Thread needle with thread that matches the bead color and knot one end. Push needle through quilt top to back where you want the first bead. (The knot will be covered by the bead.) Take a few stitches on back to secure the thread, then bring needle through to top, right next to knot.

2. Slip bead on thread. Insert needle into top close to the bead and pull needle through to the back (Seed Bead Diagram). Pull thread taut, but do not pull too tightly or you may distort or pucker the quilt.