Since I have been working with it more and more I decided I should organize what I had. I found it in several places in my craft room. Now it is all together. I added some too. I found a picture for making what is called a penny rug and remembered that awhile back I had purchased a circle die for my die cut machine. (just for cutting "pennies" for this kind of project.) Here is a picture of my machine. I originally bought it to use for scrapbooking but now use it for lots of different craft projects.
Big Shot Tutorials . There are other die cut machines and you can probably learn about them there too.
Although it is really designed for paper for scrapbooking and paper crafting I have had no trouble cutting fabric, wool, or felt if it isn't too thick.
By using it to cut the little wool or felt circles I can do 4 different sizes at a time, easily. I spent a couple of evenings (while watching the news) cutting out circles. Then I found a pair of patterns from Shakerwood Woolens and when they arrived I went crazy....
This first picture shows (using plain paper) the sizes of the circles I can cut.
The next picture is a box of circles precut.
and then here are the two projects I have started. They are all put together. I just have to finish off with the blanket stitch all the way around each circle. That is best done while we are going for a drive somewhere or when I am sitting in a doctors office.... waiting....
I should mention here that the die I purchased came from a friend who sells or at least sold "Stampin UP" things. The die itself was made by Sizzix. Apparently this die has been retired but you can still find them on ebay. Here is a picture of one I just found offered for sale there. If you want to do an ebay search you can probably find one available.
I looked up dies for the Accucut quilting die cutter and found them to be more expensive in comparison to the Sizzix. I have no idea why. Maybe someone out there knows why. But if you have the Accucut die cut machine already you can get dies for it for penny rug circles. You will just apparently pay more!
I have done a few other things using the wool and felt and I will share those another time.