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.
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!


  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!

  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.


  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!

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