Long ago, I made patchwork stockings for the girls. They were personalized to represent things they liked at that time.
Eventually, our family expanded when Jordan married. I made one for our new son-in-law. Amazingly, they had a wonderful little baby who needed a stocking. Not long after, we added another son-in-law when Jaime married.
Of course, Brooke couldn't be left behind, and it wasn't long before we needed one more stocking.
|Yep, I made the tassel. The clan tartan is the blue, green, and white one on the left. I used a fancy stitch on the right side.|
|Hubby #3 loves dogs -- both police dogs and golden retrievers. I printed this on fabric with my ink jet.|
|Hubby #2 is in economics, so I chose a money fabric trimmed in gold.|
The backs are also patchwork, but without the embellishment.
Now, however, I need to get 3 stockings made kind of fast. I felt like I didn't have time to sew patchwork.
I decided to use iron on adhesive.
So I cut the backing fabric and the iron on adhesive in the shape of the stocking. Follow manufacturers instructions. (or don't. It's up to you!)
I placed the backing wrong side up and laid the adhesive on it. Next, I cut out fabric into squares. I still had fabric from the first stockings, so some fabric appears in all 11 stockings.
Then I started laying out the blocks on the adhesive/backing sandwich. I had to trim some and move them around to make things fit. I allowed the blocks to hang over the edges. When I was satisfied with the design, I made sure no adhesive was showing. I carefully ironed the blocks in place.
Then I will be done, and that will be one thing off my to do list!