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Halloween “Penny Rug” Table Runner


While I’ve been busy NOT working on my wedding I’ve been brainstorming some Halloween Projects. I whipped up this fun little number in an evening. The style is loosely based on vintage penny rugs, small felt circles sewn together into larger mats. Of course I’m lazy so my circles are MUCH bigger and it goes together much faster. It also brings a slightly more modern feel to an old-school country style.

Halloween Felt Table Runner

You’ll need black and white felt, chalk, scissors, crochet thread and a needle as well as a collection of plates and bowls to trace off your circles.

Layer the black felt over the white, trace around the circles with the chalk and then cut them out.

Lay out the circles on your intended target.

 Stitch the smaller circles down to the larger ones. I used a blanket stitch in white around the black circles and a plain running stitch in black on the white.  Stitch around the edges of the larger circles, stitching them together as you go.

Black and White Table runner

A better detail shot

Felt Penny Rug Table Runner

It’s funny how much has changed since last last Halloween.

Same buffet, but I stripped the paint off the top and stained it with Dark Walnut and those candle sticks? They got a make over and made a new appearance as well


  1. Oh I do love this! Very nice work!

  2. I’m so glad I found you on Not JUST a Housewife! I LOVE your table runner. It turned out beautifully, great job!


  3. Cute runner and love the pumpkin arrangements. (over from FB Creative Bloggers)

  4. Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper says:

    This is so cute! I love it! I hope you’ll add it to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

  5. Sweet! Love the black and white and the whole penny rug concept! I don’t really sew and I think even I can pull this one off. lol Thanks for sharing it. ~Mary

  6. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    I LOVE the felt penny style. This large version is awesome. Love your style!!

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  7. I LOVE this runner!

    I would like to invite you to link up at the Fall Into the Holidays hop!

    Katie @ Horrific Knits

  8. What a cute and fun idea! I am obsessed with table runners…I might have to make my own!! I would love if you would share this (and some of your other projects) over at my link party going on right now:

    Have a nice day!

  9. This is co cute, Alecia!!!
    I love it!
    Thanks for sharing with my href=” “>Super Link Party! 🙂

  10. This is so cute and I love that a sewing machine isn’t needed … I’ll be featuring your runner just a little later today 🙂

  11. Still lovin’ this and You are a STAR today! I’m featuring you over at I Gotta Create! Thanks so much for linking up at the party.

    <3 Christina

  12. So cute! You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby’s Halloween Decor Challenge! 🙂