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Stocking Story

Let me begin this stocking story by letting you know that I didn’t post on Friday because I had a medical procedure done. Nothing serious, just a screening. However, it left me feeling a bit like this.

Stocking Story - Friday Recovery - piecefulthoughts.com

That my cat, Max, by the way. He lives a stressful life, no?

By Saturday, I was feeling much more lively and spent the day in my sewing room. Of course there were Tomtes. You can see what I was up to with them on my Instagram feed.

I also finished a quilt for my daughter, but won’t be posting pictures of that until she comes home this weekend.

So, today I want to share a stocking story with you.

Remember when I told you about Rose from Something Rosemade sending me the fun Christmas fabric? I shared this little stocking that I made from the fabric in a previous post.

Stocking Story - Cheater Fabric Stocking - piecefulthoughts.com

Well, I made another stocking from that fabric and sent it to Rose. I was going to post a picture of it after she had gotten it, and realized that I completely forgot to take a picture of it before I sent it.

So here’s an older picture of another stocking. Rose’s stocking looks similar to this one because it is made from the same pattern.

Stocking Story - from the original pattern - piecefulthoughts.com

I have had this pattern for years and used it several times. To say I’ve gotten my money’s worth is an understatement. The stocking pattern is copyrighted, so I decided to see if I could find the designer and ask if I could show how I made the stocking.

I went in search of the company to no avail. However, after multiple searches, I finally found Cindi Edgerton at A Very Special Collection and she graciously gave me a little information.

The original company on my pattern is Granny Nanny. According to Cindi, that company was sold to another, which sold to another. After that, Cindi had no idea where the pattern or designer ended up.

Cindi has some Little Stockings patterns that are very similar to the one I made. You can find Cindi’s method for foundation piecing here and also on this video.

All that being said, I don’t feel comfortable sharing a tutorial on how I made the stocking. I can, however, tell you how it is different than other paper piecing.

The stocking is no more than approximately 10″ tall. It is a great size for gift giving and for tucking in a little Christmas display.

The unique part about its construction is that it combines paper piecing with quilt as you go. This is done by adding a layer of very thin batting between the paper and the fabric. When done paper piecing, the front of the stocking is already quilted. A backing is stitched to the front, a lining is added and finished off with a cuff and a loop.

This is an easy step to add to any paper foundation pattern. Just remember that the batting needs to be very thin, ideally no more than 1/8″ so that you can still see the foundation paper for placement of your fabric.

If you have any information on this designer, please let me know. At the very least, I’d like to thank him or her for this fun pattern.

Happy Monday, everyone!

Wendy