Friday, November 28, 2008

Crazy quilt stocking by machine

Here is a quick project for the holidays.


This crazy quilt stocking is done by machine and is very quick. I pre-cut strips of several different fabrics in 2, 2 1/2, and 3 inches. Take the pattern for a stocking (I created this one, but they are easy to find.) and cut out a foundation piece. Using the method in the crazy quilt block. (check this blog under creating a crazy quilt block) Start with a odd sided piece in the middle. Sew the strips onto the foundation. Vary the widths and the fabrics to get a more traditional look. After the foundation piece is completely covered. Use your sewing machine's built in decorative or utility stitches to cover the seams. Each side can also be embellished further with buttons, charms, or jingle bells. Cut out 2 lining pieces and the cuff. Here is an easy construction method that is flat.







When both sides are sewn together, stack them right sides together. Sew them all the way around leaving a small opening in the lining to turn them right side out. Slip stitch the seam closed. Slide the lining inside the decorated front. Fold the cuff down. Last sew on the tab for hanging. You are all done.




These are great gifts that a quick to make and you can personalize them if you like.
Until next time.

6 comments:

  1. Aw nice. That looks fantastic Debra!

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  2. Hi Debra:
    That stocking is gorgeous. I love your talent. I don't sew, so those directions sound too complicated for me...LOL.
    Ginger

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  3. It's fabulous, Deb and that must be the easiest stocking contructions I've ever seen.

    I like the shape of the toe on your stocking, too.

    Cheers...Ann :)

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  4. Love this!! Hope you had the most blessed Thanksgiving!! Thank you so much for your sweet words!

    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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  5. Very cute shape! I make mine like that... lining all together and flip! Works great! Very beautiful, thanks for sharing!
    Jan

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  6. What a great idea!

    I've been wanting to make stockings, but just haven't got there yet.

    An advent calendar was what I got done this year.

    Thanks for the tutorial, Debra, great job!

    -Alice

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