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Thread: Question Regarding DIY Quilted Vintage Christmas Stocking???

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    Question Regarding DIY Quilted Vintage Christmas Stocking???

    I have started to make a quilted Christmas Stocking. My question is - Do make the back of the stocking like the front or can it be made out of plain (satin) fabric?

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    Forgot to post a photo of the front of the Christmas Stocking.

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    ​Pretty front and you can make the back plain!

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    Lovely. I also made crazy patched stockings and patterned both sides. A solid backing would work too.

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    Thank you for your wisdom. I appreciate your help.

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    How Pretty!

    You can make it plain, or continue the patchwork crazy quilt method.

    If it were me, I probably would match the back to the front, just because it is So pretty ...
    Plus, our IRL stockings are the same front and back.

    Remember, as is said for quilts ... Your stocking. Your way!
    That's all that matters in the end!!
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    How pretty, Great job !

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    i guess it depends if the back will be seen. personally, i'd make the back match the front. your stocking, your choice.
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    Very pretty stocking.
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    No opinion on that.... but I do "love" your stocking front.... I am making a "girlie" stocking for my gr niece but it needs to have a bunny theme.... (yup... I know... it is Xmas...but that is Mommy's request).... thank you for posting your picture, maybe it will give me a kick start!

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    I'm making quilted stockings also, but I'm putting recycled sweaters on the back side so they have some stretch. Husband requested "quilted but stretchy-so-you-can-cram-them-full stockings", took me a couple of years to find a solution for that request.

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    If I had enough fabric and embellishments to do do the second side of such a beautiful stocking, I would probably still do the back in a solid different fabric just so I could make another matching stocking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I'm making quilted stockings also, but I'm putting recycled sweaters on the back side so they have some stretch. Husband requested "quilted but stretchy-so-you-can-cram-them-full stockings", took me a couple of years to find a solution for that request.
    Great idea to use sweaters!
    I sure do like your husband's way of thinking ... all the better for more presents!!
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    great job pretty

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    Is this a pattern? It’s so beautiful!
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    Beautiful Stocking!

    As others noted, the back side can be either plain or quilted - either works. What do you want to do?

    Peckish - What a brilliant idea to us sweaters!
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    First of all--your stocking is absolutely gorgeous. I think I would put a solid fabric backing on your stocking-maybe the peachy coral fabric would be a nice backing fabric if you have enough fabric. Beautiful workmanship

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    a beautiful front
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    Beautiful. Your choice certainly but I would use a solid fabric for the back.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    No opinion on that.... but I do "love" your stocking front.... I am making a "girlie" stocking for my gr niece but it needs to have a bunny theme.... (yup... I know... it is Xmas...but that is Mommy's request).... thank you for posting your picture, maybe it will give me a kick start!
    Thimblebug6000! I've been thinking about your post and wonder if you could do a pieced stocking with a separate bunny that perhaps buttons onto the stocking so that as she grows, she may have it plain or with the bunny. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PamelaOry View Post
    Is this a pattern? It’s so beautiful!
    Pamela! I just found a Christmas stocking drawing on Pinterest, looked up some vintage stockings and then came up with this plan. the toe and heal are appliquéd onto the pieced base. The lace and floral trim were added before I put the stocking together. Hope this helps.

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    Beautiful stocking. I think I would make the back "crazy" like the front, however, not use the beautiful lace trim. You said in another post that the toe and heel were appliqued. I think I would forgo that part on the back also. Would also leave off the pink cuff. I have made many Christmas stockings over the years, but never a quilted one. You have done such a beautiful job. Would love to borrow your idea for my new GGD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by humbird View Post
    Beautiful stocking. I think I would make the back "crazy" like the front, however, not use the beautiful lace trim. You said in another post that the toe and heel were appliqued. I think I would forgo that part on the back also. Would also leave off the pink cuff. I have made many Christmas stockings over the years, but never a quilted one. You have done such a beautiful job. Would love to borrow your idea for my new GGD.
    Humbird! Thanks for your comments. I have decided to do a "quilt as you go" back" with the same fabrics. You absolutely may use my idea. Got the line drawing from Pinterest and ideas from there too. Happy sewing. Let me see what you make!

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    Your stocking is awesome.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    Isn't that beautiful? Love it. It has given me an a-ha! This would be an excellent idea for a "memory stocking", using fabrics from a deceased loved one.

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