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    Which way do Christmas stockings go?

    I feel really stupid asking this question. Which way are Christmas stockings supposed to go? Does the toe point to the left or the right? I'm making some for a fair I'm in and realized that they go both ways, not sure if this is right. Some of the fabric I bought was kind of pricey and I want to use it only on the front of the stockings. Help?

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    I usually have my toes pointing to the left - as if they were going forward

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    I do them both ways when I did craft shows. When I dids mine for mantel I did 2 left 2 right. There really is no special way!
    You know if your a quilter when you cleanup your sewing room and your family thinks your moving out!! Author U/K Sue

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    I have no idea for the reason but I always hang mine toes pointing to the left.

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    Mine go both ways. J J

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    I would make them both ways to surround my fireplace.
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    Toes pointing left seems natural to me.

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    I don't think there is a right or wrong direction and I, also, don't think it's a stupid question. My family's stockings go
    both ways. I made some and purchased others. I really had never given it any thought before your post. I'm getting ready to order some from a catalog and they all point to the right.

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    Why not put designs on both sides and it won't matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    Why not put designs on both sides and it won't matter.
    Great Idea this. Happy quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC View Post
    I usually have my toes pointing to the left - as if they were going forward
    How do you figure? depends what direction you are going.
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    I agree there is no right or wrong way.
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    Don't think it matters ! I've seen them face left or right, sometimes towards each other too

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    I don't think it matters much. Have made them both ways. As long as they aren't empty on Christmas morning the recipients won't care either

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    Whichever way your heart desires! Pay no attention to "stocking police" ... lol.

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    Thanks everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeniseP View Post
    I feel really stupid asking this question. Which way are Christmas stockings supposed to go? Does the toe point to the left or the right? I'm making some for a fair I'm in and realized that they go both ways, not sure if this is right. Some of the fabric I bought was kind of pricey and I want to use it only on the front of the stockings. Help?
    My first reaction was -
    foot down - top up -
    and then I read the rest of the question -

    Perhaps you can find a coordinating fabric for the "other side" - and then either side would be "special"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3incollege View Post
    How do you figure? depends what direction you are going.

    LOL. That's what I was thinking too! hahaaaa. This really has me giggling.

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    I don't think it matters, but when I made 22 "Cowboy Boot" stockings a few years back they were all facing left.
    Tammy

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    Hmmm..that's something I have never given a thought, but for some reason I hang mine with toes pointing left, but feet can go in any direction. If in doubt that I think romanojg has the solution of putting designs on both sides.
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    Are you kidding? All that extra work (there's a chuckle here :-)) Mine favor the left, but what the heck, as long as Santa fills them to the brim!!!!!! Either way I'm sure is OK.
    Frankie,
    Toy Poodle Lacybelle's mom

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    I don't think it really matters, BUT I like mine pointing left

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