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WIP Wednesday – Stockings

There has been a lot of secret sewing and embroidery happening here.  But those will all have to remain a secret until after my parent’s 50th Wedding Anniversary, a certain December birthday and Christmas.

What I can show you are the fabrics I’ve picked out to make a stocking for the Stocking Drive being held by Lyanna from Purple Panda Quilts.

Fat Quarters for stockings

I stopped in to Hancock Fabrics on Monday to take advantage of their holiday 50% off sale on thread, zippers, lace and trim (with an additional 10% the entire purchase coupon) and those fat quarters were temptingly displayed in a basket on the cutting counter.   Two of each print made their way into my shopping basket.

Fabric stockings, especially ones made with Christmas novelty prints, are so quick and easy to sew.   I plan to make at least one for Lyanna’s Stocking Drive and another one or two to have to hand; ready to send off if I come across other such donations opportunities between now and Christmas.

With the leftover fabric from those stockings along with some more from my stash, I also plan to make another QAYG (Quilt-As-You-Go) stocking like this one below that I made for the Stocking Giveaway I’ll be having at the end of November.

QAYG Stocking

I really liked how this stocking turned out and I think a QAYG stocking would be great to add to my box of ready to give gifts.

It doesn’t show in the photo but there is a  slight bulge in that stocking above as I’ve already started to fill it with goodies for the 2011 Stocking Giveaway.  (Click on the button on the right sidebar to find out more.)

The mini mystery giveaway that Robin held when she posted the sign up link is closed but you can still add your name to the list if you would like to hold a Stocking Giveaway on your blog at the end of November.

4 Comments

  • Maria
    October 12, 2011 11:52 am

    Oh I love love love the fabrics for the stotckings. I am very sad with Hancocks. I mail ordered from them over 2mths ago and have just had an email to say the fabrics not in stock. :(. I wish I lived near you so I could go personal shoppng with you. LOL

  • Sandra :)
    October 13, 2011 11:41 am

    We don’t have Hancocks here either, sadly — I got to visit one in New York several times before it closed, many years ago!

    Gorgeous fabrics – very fun and festive! One year I made a bunch of stockings in cat and dog prints to donate to a shelter my niece was working at – I think they went over very well – I used a “magic” type pattern where you stack the fabrics and sew them all together, then *presto* – turn it right sides out and all the seams are hidden – then all you do is add a cuff 🙂 I should look for the tutorial and make up a few – they’re a great way to bust scrap stash, and who couldn’t use a stocking or 5 completed ready for last minute gifting? 😉

  • Robin (RsIslandCrafts)
    October 13, 2011 3:35 pm

    Fun new fabrics! I need to decide on some fabric so I can make a couple more stockings. I think it is a very worthy cause.

  • Tricia L
    October 23, 2011 8:32 pm

    I love the stocking! Such cute, fun fabric. I would love to make some handmade ones with initials for our family. Maybe by next year…

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