Vintage Quilt Stockings Tutorial

Hi All! It feels so GOOD to finally sew something again! I was up late the other night making these Christmas stockings, and then I got so excited I filmed a video tutorial for you all. Heads up that you won’t see much of me in this video, only my arms, because I was in my jammies x-p It was past midnight when I filmed this so don’t judge, lol! Anyway, below is the video tutorial. I hope you make some pretty vintage quilt stockings from it!

Tip: If you don’t have a vintage quilt that you’re ready to cut up, I recommend searching “cutter quilts” on eBay or Etsy. Cutter quilts are vintage quilts that are falling apart, or leftover pieces of a quilt, that are sold for crafting purposes such as this. They’re much more affordable than buying a whole quilt!

This is the quilt I used to make the stockings. It was too far gone for me to save…though it’s hard to tell from these photos. It was disintegrating around the perimeter, and the fabric was thinning to holes on a lot of the quilt top. It sat folded up in my basement too fragile to use.Β  I’d take it out every now and then for a dose of inspiration or for a quilt-pick-me-upper. Though it was hard to cut into at first, I have no regrets because I’ve brought it back to life in another way.

Paige was a big fan of this one.

She laid on it up to it’s last moments as a full quilt. She wouldn’t even budge when I was cutting the stockings out, I had to barrel roll her several times around the quilt.

I got this quilt a little over 2 years ago when Ethan was only 3 years old.

And now he’s a big 5 year old. The excitement when he came downstairs to see the stockings hung made the all-niter that I pulled worth it.

I plan to hang a garland above the stockings, but I haven’t busted out the Christmas deco’s just yet.

Hope you enjoy the tutorial and photos πŸ™‚

Happy Thanksgiving week everyone!

17 Responses to Vintage Quilt Stockings Tutorial

  1. Tanya Perretta November 22, 2017 at 11:25 am #

    Great tutorial! Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to make mine.

  2. Jean November 22, 2017 at 11:59 am #

    Thank you Jera! I have an oldie, just waiting! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. rcsnow November 22, 2017 at 2:26 pm #

    Great tutorial! Very good instructions!

  4. Nancy November 22, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

    Thanks great tutorial! You are the best. Easy enough for a old sewing granny.

  5. Suzan Oxenreider November 22, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

    Love this! I have a family quilt that is tattered and looking pretty awful. I am going to make stockings for each of my siblings as a remembrance of our great grandmother.

  6. Lea November 22, 2017 at 7:47 pm #

    Oh your Christmas stockings turned out beautiful!! Thanks for a great tutorial. I’m going to pin this.

  7. Pam Walton November 23, 2017 at 2:43 am #

    Love them, thanks for the great tutorial.
    Pam from Canada
    PS Your boys are sew sweet, always smiling.

  8. Barbara November 23, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

    Thank you Jera, for this great tutorial. You explain and demonstrate your tutorials so well.

  9. mimi'sdarlins November 23, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

    I absolutely love these stockings! You’re right, this quilt looks perfectly good in the pics. I have a quilt my grandma made before I was born, given to me by my aunt years ago and sitting in a bag on a shelf. Too fragile to repair, I’m planning to make pillows for family members. I bet I’ll have enough left to whip up a stocking or two…thanks so much for the midnight tutorial and Happy Thanksgiving πŸ™‚

  10. mimi'sdarlins November 23, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

    I just noticed the binding and how beautifully your new fabric blends with the vintage πŸ™‚

  11. Lauren Johnson November 29, 2017 at 5:08 am #

    What a fun project and wonderful tutorial. I am about to make my daughter her first stocking, this helped with better understanding how to do the lining and most of all got me motivated!

  12. Michelle December 9, 2017 at 11:39 pm #

    Thank you so much – this tutorial was perfect for me who is a beginning sewer. I have made 5 stockings so far using two of my grandmother’s quilts, and I have material for five more I think.

  13. Sandip Panthi June 9, 2018 at 3:42 am #

    Great tutorial…
    Visit once

  14. ctnbee July 17, 2018 at 9:49 am #

    I really enjoy watching such works. It’s nice that you share with us your passion.
    See page

  15. Susie December 1, 2018 at 10:42 pm #

    Love your tutorial! Do you have a downloadable stocking pattern piece?

  16. Carrie Fox-Clark December 24, 2019 at 6:06 am #

    Oh, thank you! I have an old quilt, much loved, made by my great-great-grandmother and my great-grandmother, both of whom I’m named after. I hadn’t been able to figure out what to do with it and, of course, wouldn’t let my husband toss it. You have saved my quilt (partially) and eased my heart!! Thank you so much! I won’t get it done by tomorrow, but I bet I have 2 stockings within the next couple of weeks.

  17. Laurie March 18, 2021 at 3:16 am #

    Thank you for the tutorial. I came into the possession of a horribly tattered quilt. I am hoping to save enough for at least a couple stockings.

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