Finish Penny Rug
1. Layer the appliquéd black A piece with the unappliquéd black A piece with wrong sides together. Using black perle cotton, blanket-stitch around the pieces to complete the penny rug. To blanket-stitch, pull your needle up at A (see Blanket Stitch Diagram), form a reverse L shape with the thread, and hold the angle of the L shape in place with your thumb. Push your needle down at B and come up at C to secure the stitch.