I have an old, tattered quilt made by my great grand mother. VERY tattered. Thread bare. Holey.
I knew I was saving it for a good reason! That quilt became six Christmas stockings today. I cut, sewed and pressed my way through this cold gray day.
I set out to improve the design of our Christmas stockings by making them wider and a roomier toe area. I lined them with a sturdy fabric, so despite the delicate fabrics they are quite hefty, albeit a bit shabby looking. They will hold a children’s book, chunky toys, tins. I have more options when I shop for stocking stuffers now. And the old quilt is out of the box, living its second life.
I will add a red bow and name tags.