Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Stocking made from vintage quilt top -- Tutorial

I was given a couple of vintage quilt tops that were sewn by  two special ladies in our family.  (Aunt Ella and Aunt Jessie) I think they were put together sometime in the 1950's.  They were given to me about 8 years ago and I thought I would eventually have them quilted.  However, they were in pretty bad shape and needed alot of repair. I am very sentimental about certain things.. so I just kept hanging on to them.   I  had them folded up and displayed in a basket.  I have always wanted to make something special with them.. so I finally came up with a way to use them.  Now-- here they are and I have included  a few instructions on how to make some of your own! 


I love how they turned out.  Now, I just have 4 more to go!


Cut out a stocking pattern (I just traced around a stocking I already had)
Double your fabric, put your stocking pattern on top  and cut out 2 stockings

Do the same thing with your lining for your stocking

Sew your stocking right sides together using 1/2 inch seams down both sides and around bottom.

Now.. I used this youtube video to put it all together.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-25luiSNhE
She does a wonderful job of explaining how to put it together.  Just remember that because you are using a quilted piece, you DO need to pin it down before you sew around.  All the seams make it a little harder to sew without pinning.  Good luck and let me know if you make any!  Thanks!

10 comments:

  1. Cathy, this is an awesome way to use those beautiful old quilts,I love it

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    1. Thanks, Carol.. You know me.. I don't want anything to go to waste. I love to recycle and repurpose!

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  3. Another great idea! Love them. I found some quilt pieces when we were going through some of Mom's things. I also found some old potato sacks. Been wondering what to do with them.

    BTW, sorry I have to post here as anonymous; however, it will not accept my yahoo address as a member; only allows me to follow.

    Tammy

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  4. No problem.. just always remember to sign your name. (or you could make you a google account.. it's simple to do). Potato sacks.. hmmm... I will have to research that for ya!

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  5. Hmmm, I've got several quilt tops that I thought I'd have done by now. What a great idea!

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