16 Oct A Scrappy Classic Stocking
Hi everyone! Welcome to my first project for the Holiday Craft Bash. We are going to have so much fun over the next six weeks! I hope you get a chance to make some of the projects that Meredith, Jacey, Jessica and I will be sharing with you. If you do, don’t forget to add them to the Flickr group – there will be a prize each week drawn from those sharing on Flickr. Also, feel free to grab our blog button over there on the left 🙂
Scrappy neutrals are one of my quilting loves – they make me happy every time I see them. You can see some other scrappy neutrals I’ve created here, here, here and here. I chose a classic creamy neutrals and deep red color scheme as it goes well with my fairly traditional family room. My living room is more modern, but the fireplace is in the family room 🙂
A note about a couple of options for you before we dive into the tutorial. I didn’t quilt this stocking as I felt it had enough body with all the piecing seams. If you would like to quilt your stocking, I would recommend using a very lightweight batting or flannel as you don’t want it to get too stiff and hard to manipulate. An alternative to the appliqué would be to embroider the name on the stocking. It would also be fun to substitute some cute ribbon for the fabric hanger I used. OK – here it is:
Assorted scraps for the body of the stocking: 1/2 – 1 yard
- Piece your scraps together until you get
- pieces of made fabric that measure about 10″ x 15″. I pieced my scrap strips together into three sets of four and then cross cut them to strips from 1″ wide to 2 1/4″ wide.
- Print out the
- and tape them together where the lines cross. Cut out on the line.
or some tape, mark a rectangle that is 1″ and 7″ from the left short
edge of your cuff and 1″ and 3″ up from the bottom edge of the cuff. This leaves a 2″ x 6″ space for appliquéing
name you wish to appliqué. I used Segoe
Script font at 100 point. You may need
to adjust the size depending on the font you choose and/or the length of your
Normally, you need to reverse an
image when you use fusible appliqué. My
computer does not like to reverse text so here’s how I get around it. Usually when you trace your appliqué design
onto the fusible, you trace it onto the side that is stuck to the webbing the
most (because you remove the other paper to stick it to the fabric). So, instead, I traced my name in normal
orientation onto the paper that removes the most easily. Then, I flip the fusible over and trace
through the fusible onto the paper side that is stuck to the webbing the most. Next, remove the paper side that is easiest to remove – with the name in readable orientation and stick the web to the wrong side of your appliqué fabric.
Cut out the name and fuse it to the cuff.
Because the writing is so narrow and a stocking will not receive
a lot of wear, I just straight stitched along the center of the letters.
name. Stitch in place.
right sides are facing out. Stitch around
the stocking edge, matching the cuff seam with the back seam of the stocking. Press.
seam. (see the picture at the top of the post)
inside. Stitch down along the edge.
of the cuff. (Pay special attention to
your bobbin thread color here if you want to hide it as much as possible).