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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Stamped Grain sack Christmas stockings

Hi guys! Today I am show and telling some Christmas stockings I just made.
I went to an estate sale last week and found what I thought was a grain sack quilt back..not unheard of..I have seen several quilts with backs made of old grain sacks. I thought,"Perfect for those stockings I have been wanting to do!"
I got it home and figured out it was actually an antique linen ticking for a mattress or feather bed. It was hand sewn and I think the linen may have been homespun. Even after all the washes it had been through there were tiny bits of flax chaff still attached here and there.
I stamped them with my trusty antique store signage stamps ( I love those stamps!) The fleur de lis is from a new stamp. I used some of my vintage toile yardage on this red and white one.
The others used Waverly toile. The interiors are vintage white damask tablecloth yardage.They all have Paris and an address and number stamped one one side and Joyeux Noel on the other so you can hang them either way.

I have been trying to get to these for a month or more to sew! Other projects kept getting in the way. Now onto the next! Til next time! Julia