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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in textiles.

In this project, you will quilt and sew a Christmas stocking. It must have at least 6 different pieces of fabric on the face.

Here's some tutorials on quilting a stocking:
Diagonal Striped Stocking


Horizontal Striped Stocking


Starflakes Stocking


Christmas Tree Stocking


More Quited Christmas Stocking Tutorials:

Badge bit requirements:
 - must have backing
 - must have at least six different pieces of fabric on the face
 - must be able to hold items
 - must have a loop attached so it can hang
 - must be made from all-natural materials


To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
-  your pieces of fabric cut out
-  the inside of your stocking
-  the finished front of your stocking, showing something put inside the stocking.
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For Your Consideration:

I just took up quilting after sewing for 40+ years. Decided to make these stockings for the kids. I did some creative stitching as suggested in the tutorial and I have to say that I think it looks quite fetching. I used an old flannel shirt for the lining because I like to repurpose whatever I have laying around before buying new. I would have rather used this beautiful satin fabric I have in both gold and red for the lining but that doesn't meet the criteria. Supplies used were 6 different cotton quilting fabrics, the flannel for the lining, some cotton batting, thread, needles, scissors, my trusty Kenmore, time, patience, coffee and quiet.
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I ended up making 4 and they got better the more I made.
I ended up making 4 and they got better the more I made.
Staff note (L. Johnson) :

Holly, could you post another picture showing your beautiful stocking with something inside it? It's the last listed requirement. It sounds from certifier chatter that if you have that photo it's likely to be approved.

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Note: Great job Holly, those look amazing!

 
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I got another sewing machine so I thought this would be a good project to try it out. I went with a simple candy cane pattern.
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100% cotton
100% cotton
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Pieces cut out
Pieces cut out
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Outer part and backing
Outer part and backing
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View inside after assembly
View inside after assembly
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Front view with spoons in it
Front view with spoons in it
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Note: Nicely done!

 
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My son's girlfriend needed a Christmas Stocking. It is our tradition to have peoples' names on them, but her name is 8 wide letters long. There was *no* way it would fit across the top as commonly done. I got the idea of doing it vertically down one side using quilted on letters. That was the time-consuming part!!!
The red lining is upcycled flannel sheet from the part that folds under. The white fabric I used as the quilt padding was a chunk of a used flannel blanket.


Here are the pieces as I'm starting to sew them on. Some of them I had to cut as I went...


The inside view was tricky to photograph:


Here it is hanging up with some sample objects inside:


I used more scraps of the flannel blanket to make the edging around the stocking and the tie for hanging it from.
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Note: Great job, I like the look of it!

 
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I've been trying to whittle down my fabric stash. Since I have a whole storage tub full of holiday fabric, I see a lot of these in my future.
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Cut fabric.
Cut fabric.
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Piecing finished. Ready to sew with cotton batting
Piecing finished. Ready to sew with cotton batting
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Inside the stocking.
Inside the stocking.
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Stuff in the stocking.
Stuff in the stocking.
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Finished front.
Finished front.
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