December 09, 2010

The stockings were hung...



Temporarily, that is. Leaving these dangling with a toddler seems like a baaad idea. At the end of those hooks are some sharp pointy stars. I love seeing these stockings but I don't know how to safely hang them!  Should we nail them to a wall? Tie them to the chairs? Hmmmm...


These were constructed from my extensive collection of fancy fabric scraps. I started with a stocking shaped foundation, added a wedge shaped piece of fabric in the heel area and then strip pieced outward from the wedge in either direction, first towards the top, then towards the toe. From there the construction was just like any other lined stocking. It's a great way to feature beautiful little bits of fabric.

11 comments:

Quiltdoodles said...

Very Cute!

beth said...

Good idea to use those fancy fabrics!

Kay Lynne said...

Very nice stockings.

scraphappy said...

Such pretty stockings. I love your festive fabrics.

Gene Black said...

Great idea. They look wonderful

Mama Pea said...

Very cute. What a dilemma on hanging them! My mom used to put that sticky tacky clay stuff under the stocking hangers to hold them to the mantel so they couldn't be pulled off easily. Would that help?

Anna said...

love them!

Linda M said...

Love those stockings! Isn't it great what a few well-placed scraps can do??

Linda
http://eatsleepquilt.blogspot.com

Elsa said...

and lovely stockings they are!

theodora said...

those are beautifull stocking and I think I have enough fancy fabrics in my stash, your directions are simple and to the point,I think I shall try ,I used to put garland and hang with a hook from the garland ,but that is not really a good idea with a toddler now I remember when they were toddlers I would tape them over the fireplace I hated putting little nails on the wooded mantle. happy holidays

Deb said...

How about the hooks that they advertise (I think it's 3M) You can take the hooks down after Christmas and they don't leave any residue.

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