Creative Christmas Stockings Challenge

The November 2022 challenge for Island Batik Ambassadors was to make a stocking using non-traditional fabrics in our stockings.  While my stocking is mostly green and pinks the fabrics aren’t traditional Christmas fabrics. 

I decided to use some of the fabric left from the Wonderous collection that I used in my February Row-by-row challenge, there are greens and pinks and peach, and just gave a Christmas feel to the stocking.

All materials are provided free to me by Island Batik and their industry partners   Hobbs Batting,  Aurifil Thread, and Schmetz  in my role as an ambassador.

I wanted to make something fun, but I really haven’t made many stockings, so I decided to use my Janome 550e embroidery machine and make a scrappy embroidered stocking.

I had purchased this design several years ago, from Kreative Kiwi Embroidery and made a couple small stockings for some co-workers. The stocking is called Crazy Patch Stocking.   This time I decided to make the largest stocking that was available, using my 8″ x 10″ hoop.  Ok, I wasn’t thinking, and it is a huge stocking.  It finished at 14″ x 20″. 

I think I will put it up at work, and maybe a secret Santa will leave me a big gift.

The thread I used was Auriful. I used the Auriful Color Builder set “Pink Land Iguana” that was given to my by Auriful, and some Green’s.  They matched so well, and the thread works great in the embroidery machine, and didn’t break as it stitched, and looks great.

When stitching, the stockings, you create the stocking in four hoops, with batting, and add the previous part as you go along. The front is completed in the hoop.

I used some scraps of Hobbs Premium Cotton batting left over from a previous project.  The batting was the perfect thickness to add a little stiffness to the stocking, as well as some definition in the quilting designs.

This really was a fun challenge, and I am in the process of making more, just a smaller size.  I don’t have my Christmas Decorations up, as we traditionally don’t put them up until after Thanksgiving, but here is the completed stocking.

Disclosure: The products featured here were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik, Aurifil, HobbsSchmetz.

If you enjoyed my Stocking check out the other Island Batik Ambassadors for their Christmas Stocking designs.

Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs
Megan Best ~ Bestquilter
Pamela Boatright ~ Pamelaquilts
Elizabeth DeCroos ~ Epida Studio

Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter
Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts
Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts
Jane Hauprich ~ Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting

Reed Johnson ~ Blue Bear Quilts
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ For The Love Of Geese

Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine
Anorina Morris –
Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion

Claudia Porter ~ Create with Claudia
Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads
Brianna Roberts ~ Sew Cute And Quirky
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde

Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Andi Stanfield ~ True Blue Quilts
Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt

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