cindi gay Drywall is hung in the new rug hooking studio. Paint is scheduled for next week, then the floor. Should be done in just enough time before our deadline to move out of the old house.

Footstool Constuction Material List

This entry is part 1 of 8 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.
    Diana

  2. Cathy Gallahan says:

    Cindy,
    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.

    Thanks,
    Cathy Gallahan

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