Friday, October 28, 2011

Stockings For Kids/Finished it Friday

Finally the weekend is almost here!  We had a busy week but I have managed to finish some projects!

One of them that I finished up is my stocking to donate to the Stockings for Kids program that Lyanna at Purple Panda Quilts has set up.  I used scraps and fabrics from my stash (all were from Joann's) and used ric-rac for the hanging loop.  The back is just a solid piece of Christmas print fabric (never even thought to take a picture of the back!) 

Ohio- Please stop raining so I can take nicer pictures outside please!

I loosely followed this tutorial to make the zig zag panel for the front. but it took me several tries and cuts until I got them to be the size I envisioned.  Then I made a pattern from a stocking we had at home and added red to the top and bottom.  The front and back are quilted with batting and then I used a green for the lining.  I opted for ric-rac for the hanger for two reasons 1) it looks cute and 2) I was so into following the directions to make the lining that I completely forgot to add a loop so I decided to just stitch on the ric-rac and not take the whole thing apart.  But seriously, when I realized I left off the loop I wanted to cry!  I used this tutorial to make the lining and the cuff (which I just did in the same red) and it was very easy to follow (as long as you remember your loop!)

If you have the time please consider making a stocking to donate!  I had a great time making mine and am thrilled that it may bring some Christmas cheer to a child this holiday season.  If you need some inspiration check out the Flickr page, or the Purple Panda Quilts page for some great tutorials!

I'm linking up at Stitching by Starlight's Finished it Friday!  Be sure to stop by and check out what others have finished up this week too!



  1. That stocking is super cute. I have to make serveral this winter as I can't find our family stockings, yikes!

  2. This is great! I would have nearly cried about the loop, too...I hate it when stuff like that happens. Your zig-zags look perfect. I may have to try and make some, too. :)

    Thanks for linking up!


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