Hi All! It feels so GOOD to finally sew something again! I was up late the other night making these Christmas stockings, and then I got so excited I filmed a video tutorial for you all. Heads up that you won’t see much of me in this video, only my arms, because I was in my jammies x-p It was past midnight when I filmed this so don’t judge, lol! Anyway, below is the video tutorial. I hope you make some pretty vintage quilt stockings from it!
Tip: If you don’t have a vintage quilt that you’re ready to cut up, I recommend searching “cutter quilts” on eBay or Etsy. Cutter quilts are vintage quilts that are falling apart, or leftover pieces of a quilt, that are sold for crafting purposes such as this. They’re much more affordable than buying a whole quilt!
This is the quilt I used to make the stockings. It was too far gone for me to save…though it’s hard to tell from these photos. It was disintegrating around the perimeter, and the fabric was thinning to holes on a lot of the quilt top. It sat folded up in my basement too fragile to use. I’d take it out every now and then for a dose of inspiration or for a quilt-pick-me-upper. Though it was hard to cut into at first, I have no regrets because I’ve brought it back to life in another way.
Paige was a big fan of this one.
She laid on it up to it’s last moments as a full quilt. She wouldn’t even budge when I was cutting the stockings out, I had to barrel roll her several times around the quilt.
I got this quilt a little over 2 years ago when Ethan was only 3 years old.
And now he’s a big 5 year old. The excitement when he came downstairs to see the stockings hung made the all-niter that I pulled worth it.
I plan to hang a garland above the stockings, but I haven’t busted out the Christmas deco’s just yet.
Happy Thanksgiving week everyone!