Vintage Quilt Patchwork Christmas Stockings

Stockings


 

I love to find creative ways to use older items in a new way. A few years ago, a family member gave me a couple quilt tops that had been made by a great-great-grandmother. I didn’t know what to do with them, so they lived in my storage room in my basement for over a year.

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A Christmas approached, I realized I did not have a stocking for my youngest – actually I did, but it said “first Christmas” and it was her second, lol. I decided to use the quilt tops to make a set of stockings. In a fun way this honored Grandma F’s memory and I figured they would look homey and fun.

First, I made a pattern of a stocking shape. You can download the pattern I used HERE. I cut out four fronts and four backs for the stockings.

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It should come as no surprise that my oldest had to “help” me do each one. So I let her. Worse case I had to cut out an extra, and I had plenty of quilt to work with.

 

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Once I had the outsides, I cut out my lining out of unbleached muslin. I cut two pieces for each stocking. My kiddo also helped me with this as well.

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Lastly, I cut out thin cotton batting for my stockings so they had a nice shape to them, not all saggy.

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Now to assemble the stockings. My quilt batting went on the outside so it would be on the inside when completed.

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Stockings are starting to take shape! Next step was inserting the lining into the stocking so the inside didn’t have exposed seams and batting.

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I next cut out my “cuffs” for the top. The seam would be discretely hidden under the cuff and everything would look finished. I used a natural linen fabric in a light brown color – I figured this would contrast nicely with my stocking colors and tie everything together.

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I pinned them in place on the inside so when they were inverted it would be a nice cuff and hide the seam. I also added a little hanger on the left side.

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Once sewn and pulled inside out, I pinned them in place and ironed them so they would lay flat.

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I decided to secure my cuff and add a fun detail with buttons. I inherited an old button box from my mother, so my daughter and I had fun picking out fun buttons to trim our stockings with.

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How cute are they?

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Can’t wait to fill them Christmas morning! 🙂 My daughter is so proud of “our” project and frankly, so am I! 🙂

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