For a few weeks I have not been able to knit
because it is causing shoulder and arm pain.
The upside to this is I'm getting these
I had purchased the kits back in the spring and had not gotten them done.
These guys were all in the same kit, along with the
Gingerbread Man I posted last week.
They go together pretty quickly and are so cute!
I have one more of each of these to finish.
Over the weekend I was able to work on the
Quilt I am testing for
Jan at The Colorful Fabriholic.
(You can see the quilt at her link.)
The Flying Geese are made and are ready to be sewn into pairs.
(Yes... I am a pinner!! And a trimmer!)
Last week I had a request to show how I put the stockings together
made from the Bucilla kits.
I don't use the felt piece that comes with the kit for the backing,
but buy some cute fabric that goes along with the theme of the stocking
and make a complete quilted stocking first.
I make a small quilt from the fabric
and then trace the felt backing piece that comes in the kit,
adding 1/2" all around the piece to accommodate the binding.
I cut the quilted stocking out, sew around the sides and bottom
and bind it on the sides and the top.
After the quilted stocking is made,
I stitch the felt stocking front to the quilted stocking.
This makes for a much sturdier stocking....
ready for stuffing!!
Isn't this the perfect fabric for this Beach Santa?
The inside view, waiting for goodies.
The top edge, bound and stitched down on the inside
and ready to be hung.
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