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Old 10-28-2016, 11:57 AM
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I am going to be making several Christmas stockings, and I have several questions.
-- What batting do you use?
-- Do you piece both sides or only the front?
-- If you only piece the front, do you use batting and quilt the back?
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Old 10-28-2016, 12:38 PM
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It's totally up to you. I have a new grand baby this year so I get to make another. I make up my own patterns. I crosstich the name and trim and border that for the front top. I made up my own snowman and penguin appliqués for the front and made the backs solid fabric with one inset quilt block. I line and quilt both front and back and used Thermore batting because it is thin and sturdy, but that's just my choice. You can use whatever you like.
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I also use a thin poly batting on the front. I use fleece on the back. It's a little stretchy so you can get more in!
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Old 10-28-2016, 01:50 PM
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I have a template that I use and lay out two layers of Warm and natural and cut around then I quilt as I go directly onto the batting. Sometimes I do front only pieced and use a solid piece on the back and I will FMQ both pieces it depends on my mood and if I am using up scraps or orphan blocks. Then I do the liner and join them together turn right side out ( pulled thru the opening in the liner) then I close the opening put the liner in and top stitch around the top. You can choose to use a cuff or not. Lots of options but I like the heft and feel of using batting. My template that I made is plenty roomy
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Thanks. I have a pattern, but for the back it is just a piece of cotton fabric, but I thought it would be too flimsy.
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Old 10-28-2016, 04:11 PM
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I use the quilted fabric as a liner front and back The cuff is cross stitched with name and a design to match the stocking fabric I choose
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Old 10-28-2016, 08:07 PM
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I purchase pre-printed stockings, I add batting to the front and use quilted fabric for the back. I quilt the front as much as I want to make it look good. I can have twice the number of stockings by not using the printed stockings for both the front and back.
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I piece only the front, using poly batting leftovers and only quilt the front.
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Thanks much.
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Old 10-30-2016, 04:58 PM
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Another thought is to use something like Minky on the back. It's luxurious and it stretches a bit (some stretch makes it a little easier to both stuff and unstuff a stocking). You wouldn't add batting to the Minky side, of course, because:
1. It doesn't need it; and
2. You'd lose all stretch.
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