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.