My daughter, Erin, asked me to make some Christmas stockings for the family - I am happy to!
I asked her to go shopping for fabric and gave her a few of my favorite online shops.
Erin doesn't quilt - yet! - but she can certainly put fabrics together!
This is what she settled on: At Pink Chalk Fabrics she found some Michael Miller's for her husband's stocking,
and some "Love & Joy", Dana Designs by Free Spirit, for all the girls:
I knew I wanted just a little bit of trim so I found this yummy package of ric-rac that Erin had given me and they matched perfectly!
The pattern I used is from Denyse Schmidt's website.
It's a free pattern you can find here.
I am a complete fan of everything thing Denyse Schmidt creates.
I layered the "parts", lining, cotton batting & stocking fabric, then quilted each one differently.
After enlarging the pattern, (I made the large stockings), I cut each set out.
(Be sure to reverse each set so you have a front and a back that match up.)
Sew them together, add trims & layered top bits, bind and add a hanging loop.
Her pattern doesn't have the measurements for the binding.
I cut a 2.5" x 13.125" strip, sewed a 1/4" seam allowance, folded it right sides together, pressed it and stitched it on by machine.
These were easy and fun.
Leave a comment about what you put in your stockings at Christmas for a chance at a little bundle of 1/8 yard cuts of some of these prints!