Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sue Stocking

The summer Row By Row Experience is AWESOME fun for quilters across the country.
I have joined several Facebook groups that swap license plates and the row kits.
I've made many friends and met many fine women who share my passion for fabric, patterns and the camaraderie of trading and swapping within the quilting community.
This stocking was designed as a THANKS to everyone who traded with me this summer.
This stocking will hang in my sewing room all year. It's not a "Christmas" stocking for me. It's a stocking shaped bag to hold things--like extra license plates!!

The Sue Stocking pattern ($5.00) is available in my Etsy shop here.

Preserve 2 of your favorite license plates forever! 
The "Sue Stocking" pattern makes a 7" x 16" stocking.

The outline, the top horizontal line and 2 diagonal lines are drawn onto the muslin.

After piecing SECTION 1, baste on the diagonal lines, then from the backside baste on the outer line. Now you can see the excess to trim away. 

SECTION 2 has the appliqué tree. 
(You could substitute the foundation pieced tree here.)
This section looks odd because a lot of it will get trimmed away.

The corner of the tree goes on the DOT marked from the pattern.

Baste across the bottom then flip over and baste the rest of the section from the back.

Basted sections.

Excess is trimmed away from the basted line.

Piece SECTION 3 and lay it across the bottom.
(You can substitute the foundation pieced shop here.)
Baste top diagonal line then baste the rest from the backside. Trim.

Double fold a length of fabric to make the seam covers.
Lat over the raw edges and top stitch down bot sides of the cover.

There should be about 5" leftover from the top seam. 
Sew both edges and use this piece for the hanging tab.

Detail of topstitching and machine appliqué.

Prepare to quilt the front and back.

OOPS!!! I forgot to cover the raw edges at the bottom of the name plate! 
So I added that when I did the quilting. No worries!

Both sides are quilted. Lay right sides together and sew.

Zig zag seam to finish and TRIM the top excess seam allowance to 1/8" before binding the top.

Add the hanging tab by sewing through both layers.

Haha now you got to "See Sue Sew!"

These stockings were made the same way but I used selvages for all the strips and the names are appliquéd. The tree and house blocks are foundation pieced.
To see the blog post about how I made these see the Christmas Stockings post on this blog.

Finish it Friday link up at Crazy Mom Quilts.

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