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Footstool Constuction Material List

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Footstool Construction

What you will need to build your footstool to fit under my footstool patterns:

Pattern and wool

Order your footstool pattern and assemble your wool, or simply send me your color visions and let me color plan it for you. This is a service I offer to all workshop attendees, but you can get this service without the workshop. I do give priority to workshop students so you might have to wait a while. Please contact me for availability.

2x 4’s

2x4-unassembled for rug hooked footstool base

  • 2 @ 7″ long
  • 2 @ 14″ long

1/2″ plywood

plywood for rug hooked footstool base

  • 2 @ 15″ x 6 1/2″
  • 2 @ 14″ x 6 1/2″
  • 1 @ 15″ x 15″

Foam (high density)

foam for rug hooked footstool base

  • 1 @ 13″ x 13″: 1/2″ thick
  • 1 @ 11″ x 11″: 1/2″ thick
  • 1 @ 15″ x 15″: 1″ thick

Soft and Crafty quilt batting, 10 oz. per yard

quilt batting for rug hooked footstool

  • 2 @ 15″ x 8 1/2″
  • 1 @ 31 1/2″ x 16″

Footstool Feet

footstool feet for rug hooked footstool

  • 4 @ 6″ tall, 4″ in diameter
  • see the next post in this series for more details

Miscellaneous Supplies

  • wood glue
  • 5/8 x 5 Steel Joint Fasteners aka corrugated fasteners
  • 2″ finish nails and hammer
  • Spray adhesive to attach the foam to the wood
  • Needle and button hole or hand quilting thread to sew the seams
  • Strips of wool that match what you used around the seams
  • Staple gun and staples (air or electric is easier)
  • Small amount of extra quilt batting or polyfill to stuff the corners.
  • 1/2 yard of a thin fabric to line the underside
  • 2 yards gimp to cover staples
  • Label with your name and other information

Make your own rug hooked footstool

Annie's Flower Power rug hooked footstool by Cindi Gay
I have several rug hooking footstool patterns available. I am posting complete instructions (videos are still being edited) on how to build your own using simple 2x4s, plywood and foam. There is a complete cutting diagram for the wood and the foam. I also have instructions on how to finish your hooking so you can complete your rug hooked footstool.
Here are the list of instructions available so far:
  1. Footstool Construction Material List
  2. Footstool Feet - Where to Get Them
  3. Footstool Feet - Staining
  4. Build the Box
  5. Adding the foam
  6. Preparing the Backing
  7. Sewing up the Sides
  8. Upholstery and Finishing Touches

These instructions are still a rough draft. If you have any questions be sure to ask. I will be adding the videos and updates as I can. Be sure to visit again before you dig into your project so you have the latest information. A PDF with all the instructions in one place will be available for download once I have everything written up and finalized. It is not ready yet.

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  1. Diana Monteith says:

    Hi Cindi,
    I can’t wait. Being this is the beginning of a new year this will be perfect timing for starting my gifts for next year I have to make four to five footstools by next Christmas.
    Have a Happy New Year, I love your website.

  2. Cathy Gallahan says:

    When can we get the construction/video for the footstool?
    I would really like to order a pattern but I don’t want to until I have the instructions.

    Cathy Gallahan

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