I decided I wanted to free motion quilt some stockings in colored thread. I drew a grid based pattern in my design notebook. Then I transferred the design to the fabric once a grid was drawn.
Now it was time for the stitching. I realized as I was tracing the stocking shapes onto the fabric that two would need to go to the right (front of the stockings) and two would need to go to the left (back of the stockings).
I used a bright green polyester Glide by Fil-Tec thread. I love the way Glide thread shines and it runs fantastically in my machine.
The red fabric I chose for the top of this stocking had poinsettias, so why not?
I love feathers. I'm not sure I've done one with this curvy of a spine before, but it looks awesome! I'll have to play more with this idea.
This is a curl pattern that I believe is Angela Walter's. It's fun and a quick way to fill space.
Next I sewed the stocking sides together at about 1/4 to 3/8 inch.
To secure the stocking I then sewed a zigzag stitch in the seam allowance. You never know what might go in them and I didn't want a hole to happen!
Then I flipped the stocking right-side out. To get it smooth I put my fingers inside the stocking and pressed out against the seams to even out the curves.
Next it was time for the top of the stocking. The inner pieces had to be turned inside out and would become the hanging loops. The outer pieces are for the top flap of the stocking.
I took the top flap and inserted it inside the stocking. The hanging sleeve is under there too. Pins were a necessity for this task.
Next I flipped up the flap and then turned it over the stocking. It allowed me to have a finished look without having to bind the top of the stocking.
Here's the finished top!
Front of stockings! I really like the way the colored thread shows up on the white fabric.
Back of stockings! I like these designs too even though they weren't for the front! You could stitch the back the same as the front, but I didn't want to spend as much time on the back as I did on the front so I went for something simpler.
If you love to free motion quilt, check out my Brick Wall Free Motion Quilt Along that started last week here.
July 14th: Sharon Vrooman @ Vrooman’s Quilts
Carole Carter @ From My Caroline Home
July 15th: Yanicka Hachez @ Finding Myself As An Artist
Chris Dodsley @ Made by ChrissieD
July 16th: Marsha Hodgkins @ Quilter in Motion
Leanne Parsons @ Devoted Quilter
July 17th: Tonia Conner @ All Thingz Sewn
Selina @ Selina Quilts
July 18th: Lara Buccella @ Buzzin Bumble
Soma Acharya @ Whims and Fancies
July 19th: Joanne Harris@ Quilts by Joanne
Suzy Webster @ Adventurous Applique and Quilting
July 20th: Vicki in MN @ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Jennifer Fulton @ The Inquiring Quilter
July 21st: Michele Kuhns @ Crayon Box Quilt Studio
Jan Ochterbeck @ The Colorful Fabriholic
July 22nd: Alla Blanca @ Rainbows. Bunnies. Cupcakes.
Zenia Rene @ A Quilted Passion
July 23rd: Joanne Hubbard @ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Paige Alexander @ Quilted Blooms
July 24th: Carolyn Jones @ …by CJ
Tisha Nagel @ Quilty Therapy
July 25th: Susan Arnold @ Quilt Fabrication
Beth Sellers @ Cooking Up Quilts
Linda Pearl @ One Quilting Circle
I hope you get to quilt today!
This is fabulous! Sharing the link with our longarm group as we are always looking for new creative things to do! Thanks for being part of the hop.ReplyDelete
These are really great and if I can find the time I just might have to make some for us too.ReplyDelete
Simply brilliant!!!! I just might steal this idea :)ReplyDelete
The stockings look great with your beautiful quilting. (I'm putting the borders on the brick quilt today and then I have 2 quilts to get basted by Friday.)ReplyDelete
Oh My! Your stockings are simply gorgeous Suzy! They look like something even beginner FMQ like me could try making and end up with something to be proud of.ReplyDelete
Fabulous and what a great way for newbies to practice their fmq too :D #12daysofchristmasinjulyReplyDelete
Ha, simple on the back - these are stunning front and back! This is a great way to play with FMQ and get something lovely and giftable. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Those are really beautiful. Great job.ReplyDelete
These are stunning. Love the idea. I don't free motion quilt "yet" but this definitely a reason to start.ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilting. Love your stockings. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tutorial on making those stockings. Beautiful quilting. Every once in a while I need to make a stocking and have a hard time finding directions that I like. So thanks again, seems very easy to follow.ReplyDelete
wow your stockings are adorable. such love put into these. i love the colored thread you used and the matching tops. thanks for showing us how you did them.ReplyDelete
What an awesome way to make adult (or kid) stockings!! Now I have another item added to my "to do" list!! Love the way they turned out!!ReplyDelete
Nice Stockings, Suzy!ReplyDelete
Very pretty Thanks for the tut.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous stockings! I would have never thought of this, that would be very neat to make for everyone.ReplyDelete
Wow! I wish I had those FMQ skills.ReplyDelete
Very very cool and different ...Loved it.... firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Suzy, these are so cool! I love the simplicity of them, with all the decoration being in the stitching. Great idea! Thanks for all your hard work in making the hop a success!ReplyDelete
Love your Stockings! What a great job of quilting you did! I am just in practice mode at FMQ....you are such an inspiration! thanks for sharing!! :)ReplyDelete
Love the stockings!ReplyDelete
Now THESE are something my picky sister-in-laws would even like. :) Beautiful work, Suzy!! I REALLY want to do your brick quilt and am going to make every effort to do it!ReplyDelete
Oh! These are gorgeous! Beautiful work.ReplyDelete
Beautiful stockings! I'm a total newbie with FMQ, actually intimidated by it. I need to let my hair down and do it with reckless abandon!!!! Thank you for sharingReplyDelete
Those are all great, but I think that curvy feather was inspired just to be a stocking! I love it! Thanks for showing what you did.ReplyDelete
Suzy, these are fabulous! What a great way to practice FMQ and end up with beautiful stockings! Great idea, thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
What beautiful stockings! Your quilting is so wonderful, and this is a great way to show it off. Awesome job!ReplyDelete
These are really lovely and a great way to show off some fabulous quilting :)ReplyDelete
Would love you to link them up to this months Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew link party over at
These are gorgeous! I love the quilting in the bright coloured thread :)ReplyDelete
I had to keep myself from going directly to the bottom to see these finished! And it was worth it! ;) Your "something simpler" on the backs is just as STUNNING as the fronts!!ReplyDelete
Did you do this on a domestic machine?ReplyDelete
Yes, I use a Bernina 770QE that I <3Delete
such a great idea and to practice a new filler design and make the stockings modern!ReplyDelete
شركة نقل اثاث في دبي اسرع خدمة نقل الاثاث باحترافية عالية من خلال فريق من خبراء نقل وتخزين الاثاثReplyDelete
نوفر لعملائنا خدمات نقل الاثاث من الباب للباب تخزين تغليف فك وتركيب الاثاث
نقل عفش بسعر رخيص
نقل اثاث دبي
شركة نقل اثاث دبي
نقل اثاث الشارقة
نقل اثاث ابوظبي
نقل اثاث العين
نقل اثاث الفجيرة
شركة شحن من دبي الى الكويت البحرين السعودية لبنان العراق من اهم شركات الشحن في اللامارات شحن سيارات اثاث عفش فرش معدات ثقيلة امتعه حقائب ملابسReplyDelete
خدمة شحن بري جوي بحري رخيصة واحترافية
شحن من الامارات الى العراق
شحن من الامارات الى لبنان
شحن من الامارات الى السعودية
شحن من الامارات الى الكويت
شحن من الامارات الى البحرين