Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Simply Modern Monochromatic Stockings - A Tutorial

It's Christmas In July!!!!!!   I am so excited to share a new tutorial I have been working on. These have been on the "to do" list for about 3 years now and I think they were totally worth the wait :)  So without further ado . . .  Let me introduce my latest Riley Blake Design Team Tutorial . . . Simply Modern Monochromatic Stockings!!!


I had the idea to make monochromatic stocking a while back and have just been waiting for the right basics to come along.  When I saw some of Riley Blakes New Basics, I knew it was the perfect fit!!


I used Medium Damask Reversed for the stocking, Houndstooth for the lining, and Swiss Dots for the cuff. Don't you just love all of the colors together ;)  And the kids had so much fun browsing through all of the different color options and picking their favorite, which makes their stocking all the more special to them :)


These stockings are very generously sized.  Not to big, but for sure large enough to stuff a lot of goodies in ;)  And they really are so very easy to make.  You could easily put one together in an hour.  (and since it is July, you have lots of hours :)  And I have instructions for embroidering or appliqueing the name, so if you don't have access to embroidery, there us another option ;)


Eeekk!!!  I can't get over how much I love seeing each stocking match the next but just in a different color.  I think this is going to be such a fun fun way to add some pop to my traditional Christmas colored decorations :)


So, do you want to make some Simply Modern Monochromatic Stockings??   Just click on over to Riley Blake Designs to see the free step-by-step tutorial :)   Just be sure to turn on the Christmas tunes while working on them.  I had so much fun the last few weeks singing along with Bing :)


I hope you enjoy the tutorial and if you make your own Simply Modern Monochromatic Stockings I would love to see them!!!  You can add them to my Flickr Group here ;)   Make 1, Make 2, Make any number you like.  Once you start, there is always another color you will want to play with :)

Have a Happy (and Merry) Quilting Day!!




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12 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great tutorial! And I love that you are listening to Bing. (Do you have Gene Autry as well?) :-)

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  2. These stockings look so festive hanging up there! I love that you made them in their favorite colors instead of traditional Christmas colors. Beautiful!

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  3. I love your stocking holders. So cute.

    I need to make some stockings for our family. I made some for my in-laws (well, at least the 4 kids still living at home), and I loved them, but I don't want to "copy" their stockings. So, I'm still on the lookout. These will be added to the consideration list. :-)

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  4. they are lovely! fun you're making Christmas stockings, yesterday it was almost 100 outside.... though I was thinking about Christmas things too or at least presents to make, better get started soon.

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  5. Noooooo, not the 'C' word! I mean, they're cute and all, but... NOOOOOOOOOOOO

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  6. Oh my these are so lovely! I love all the different colors and how they match.

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  7. Adorable! I love all the colors and decorations. This is going on my to-do list for this year! Great job Melissa and thank you for sharing. ~Shari

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  8. That reminds me, we need new stockings...better order the fabric now so I can get these done before back to school in early August!

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  9. this fabric has worked so well, I have 4 great nieces and nephews so might make one each for them for this Xmas

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  10. These look so great!! I love your combo of the damask, houndstooth and dots. Hugs, H

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  11. Would a 1/2 yard be enough for the damask? And what about the other pieces? I am ordering this online and am not too savvy about converting measurements to yardage:/ Thanks.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa