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Gift Ideas for Special Occasions
Old Quilt Stockings

Old Quilt StockingsIf you have an old worn quilt from a grandmother that you canít use because it is coming apart, use some brown paper to cut a stocking pattern and cut Christmas stockings from the quilt. Sew the front and back with right sides together, turn right side out and turn the top edge down about 3 inches. Glue lace to the bottom of the unfinished edge. Glue silk ribbon roses, pearls, and ribbon streamers to the center of the side, which will show when you hang the stocking up. Sew a ribbon loop to the top edge of the stocking where you will hang it up. Put four large teabags in the bottom of your kitchen sink and pour boiling water over them. Let the water turn dark with the tea and add a little more hot water. Put the finished stocking into the tea water to dye it to make it look old. Soak for 10 minutes then wring out and put into the clothes dryer to dry. I used an old quilt of my grandmotherís to make stockings for her great-great-granddaughters last Christmas. If you have a picture, which you can copy, of the maker of the quilt, it is nice to buy an old-style frame and put this down inside the stocking along with a note including your memories of the person who made the quilt.



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