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Christmas Sewing + Stocking Tutorials

Since I don’t have any new finished work to share, I thought I’d include a list of some of the stocking tutorials that I shared in my newsletter this weekend.

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A list of 10+ Handmade Stocking Tutorials

Mini stocking garland from Polkadot Chair 

Winter Flower Felt Stocking tutorial from Purl Soho

Patchwork Stocking – also from Purl Soho

Easy Stocking Tutorial - Beginner Friendly

Fast and beginner-friendly stocking tutorial that is still my most popular post every December. 

Patchwork stocking with a lined cuff from Cluck Cluck Sew 

Easy Quilted/Lined Stocking – super quick and perfect for using up favorite scraps!

Patchwork Star Stocking from Love Patchwork and Quilting 

Mini Patchwork Stocking from Jeni Baker



Classic Cuffed  stocking at Positively Splendid

Basic Felt Stocking from Amy Butler

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Make a stocking from an old wool sweater

Quilted Stockings with scallop edge from Tilda

Make a stocking from Vintage Linens from Jeni Baker

Half-square triangle Patchwork Stocking tutorial from Sherri of A Quilting Life

 

You may be surprised to know that my family doesn’t have quilted stockings! Our family stockings are still handmade though – a knit pattern going on for 5 generations now! You may remember when I shared them a couple of years ago along with our fireplace mantle redo.

I few weeks ago, I saw this Saltbox House quilt block on the cover of the December 2017 issue of Quilt Mania magazine and had to make one. A few months after I got married, we went to visit my in-laws in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in December and I was SO smitten with the classy Christmas decor on the traditional New England houses. This white house reminded me SO much of that Christmas visit.

I had hopes to get a lot farther than this, but then one of my kids and I got sick, which wiped out a week of my life. No bueno. So not much got done. As a result, I only finished the block, but that’s okay – it will just follow in the tradition of most of my Christmas quilts – start it one year and finish it the next.

My windows and tree are a little wonky, but I’m okay with that. They give the place ‘personality’. (Hopefully quilting will help a little. 😉 ) Still, I’m ready to move into this cute farmhouse, personality and all.

I only made one block – I’m thinking I’ll make it the center of a simple medallion quilt. Don’t have a specific plan yet – so time will tell how (or when) this one turns out.

Big thanks to QuiltMania for sending me the latest issues of their publications. I always love perusing them.

The December issue of Simply Modern also had some great projects. I’m totally smitten with this felt tree pattern. (I’m always a sucker for red & white at Christmas.)

 Simply Modern also had a great article on the quilters of Gee’s Bend in the December 2017 issue.

So, there you go. A little bit of what’s been going on around here. Hopefully the week ahead will have a little more time for sewing, but probably not a ton with Christmas coming on soon! (Losing that sick week I woke up and can’t believe Christmas is less than two weeks away!)

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Libby in TN
    December 12, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Our stockings are knit, too! My MIL made sure I had one when I married her son, as well as my two boys and all their kids, too. Unfortunately she is no longer with us so I will need to keep up the tradition, or maybe I can talk my knitting DIL to do the job!

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      Amy
      December 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      What a treasure to have those stockings she made! I hope you DIL will carry it on!

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    Kay
    December 13, 2017 at 12:07 am

    That is a gorgeous house block. I sometimes have magazine envy as we can’t always get copies in England. The fleet tree is something I would certainly have a go at, working with felt is very forgiving and easy to sit doing in the evening. x

  • Reply
    Mabel
    December 13, 2017 at 6:54 am

    Thank you for sharing!🎄🎄

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    Barbara Opett
    December 13, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    I hope you continue to feel good throughout the holidays. So happy to hear you accept the fact that you do not have much time for sewing before Christmas. I was getting grumpy and stressed until I just accepted I can’t get everything done I wanted to. Always the new year with new beginnings 🎄❤️ Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing with all of us makers☺️

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    pattypiecer
    December 27, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    I , too love that house quilt. It’s on my list! My daughter was nice enough to give me a subscription to Quiltmania for two years for my birthday!!! So grateful, and happy!… Love reading your blog.

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      Amy
      January 1, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      What an awesome gift!!

      Thanks so much for your kind words. xo

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