Make a Patchwork Christmas Stocking
Quilt a Chevron Christmas Stocking
What better way to put extra Christmas fabric to good use than to make a beautiful stocking to fill with special gifts and treats! Using the fabric scraps from my Batik Blue & Silver Charm Quilt, I made simple half square triangle pattern to create this bold chevron design. Learn how to make a Christmas stocking from your scrap pile with this free tutorial below.
The free pattern I based my stocking on may be downloaded from the Fat Quarter Shop. Designed by Sherri at A Quilting Live, her video includes all the assembly instructions. The difference in my stocking is that I chose to create a chevron patchwork design. Using the same fabrics as my new holiday quilt makes my new stocking a perfect match!
Chevron Patchwork Fabric Required
Fabric requirements for my stocking includes three different colors plus your choice of backing. The half square triangles are made from 3″ squares and are trimmed down to 2 1/2″ uniform blocks before sewing. You will need 12 white squares, 15 light blue squares and 13 dark blue squares.
Pair 7 sets of white & light blue squares, 8 sets of light blue and dark blue, and 5 set of white and dark blue. You will have 20 pairs of squares to sew. Mark a diagonal line from corner to corner. Sew a 1/4″ seam on each side of the line. Cut along the diagonal line to create your pair of HSTs.
There are a multitude of measuring tools available to trim your HSTs and even more methods used by different quilters. I choose to use my handy 2 1/2″ x 8″ ruler for this size HST as it’s a perfect fit.
How to Layout a Chevron Patchwork Design
Place your HST blocks by color to create the design above. Assemble each row sewing with a 1/4″ seam, then sew your rows together. This pattern works best if you nest your seams as you are sewing your blocks.
Then attach your fusible fleece to the back sides of both the front and back pieces of your stocking. Trim fabric to match the fleece pattern.
Modifying My Chevron Patchwork Stocking
The rest of the assembly follows the instructional video and finishes quickly. There were a couple changes I made in the actual pattern. I widened the top edge about an inch so the stocking would be tapered instead of straight. Then I narrowed the toe a bit so it wasn’t so wide. It’s not really very noticeable but I like the difference.
Matching my new quilt is a plus and I also love how this patchwork stocking turned out! I hope you give it a try.
Remember to consider personalizing patterns that you use. Sometimes just adding a simple twist can make a huge difference. You’ll be happy you did!