Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tattered Christmas Stockings


I had a few old "cutter Quilts " laying around for a while.  They were wonderfully tattered and aged. 

 I decided to make tattered stockings from them.  I had made a few a few years back and offered them in my booth and they did pretty good.  So...why not..
I did drag out the feather weight (you can read about her here) for the first half of this job.


This machine makes the neatest consistent stitches and will practically sew through almost anything.
After cutting my desired stocking shape, and a rustic one at that, I put the front and back to together and clipped off the heavy seams and the curves.



On some of the stockings I used the finished edge of the quilt as the top so I did not have to hem them just add the hang loop.
On the stockings that were cut from the tattered edge and from the center of the quilt I wanted to put a hem on them.  This is where Old classic meets new inovation.

I resorted to the Kenmore 150 stitch electronic machine.  What I love about this machine if of course the drop arm and auto tension.  I will admit that it took me a while to "feel" when the tension was adjusted correct on the Singer.

I used the drop arm to stitch the top hem and add the loops.  Being able to slide the cuff on to the bed of the machine took a lot of effort and time out of the project.  
My favorite ones are the stockings that I folded over the tattered edge making a instant tatty fringe.

The pink floral design also turned out wonderfully shabby!

I hope that you find time to create it is therapeutic!
Thank you for stopping By!
Sheryl
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17 comments:

  1. I love this idea - what a great way to repurposed old quilts. Stopped by from the Farm Hop.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! adore the Farm Hop...

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  2. Really love these! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Brenda...and for the like....Hope to bump in to you again...have a good one....

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  3. WOW--I have a few really old and worn out quilts--what a super idea you have...lovely stockings...hugs, Julierose

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  4. Thank you for stopping by Julierose. I am so glad that you found this idea helpful..It was a very fun Project...Hope to bump in to you again...Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. I love these Christmas stockings. What a wonderful idea. Beautiful.

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    1. So glad that you stopped by...Thank you for the wonderful compliments!

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  6. The tattered edges are great. I love primitive and distressed!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by.. and for the comment. Hope you are preparing for a wonderful Thanksgiving...

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  7. A time treasure made from tattered and torn. What's not to love!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for the kind words..Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. Beautiful! Just saw similar ones at a museum sale made from c. 1800's quilts. They were about 36" in length...so sorry I didn't buy a big one but I did buy a small one. I sew but it is too tempting to buy ready made....good luck with your sales on them! Visiting from Amaze Me Monday!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by AnnMarie. Wow I bet the Museum sale was a treat as well as your new old stocking. These were super easy . I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  9. These are lovely! So sweet. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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