Make a stocking for a foster child and give them something they can call their own this holiday season.
From October 1 - Dec 1, I will be hosting a stocking drive to benefit the foster children of Central Virginia. As part of this drive, I will be weekly (on tuesdays) posting tutorials for various stocking patterns - some even contributed by your favorite bloggers -- and there will be a giveaway on Dec 1 for those who have participated with all sorts of great prizes.
There is a flickr group where I ask that you please post any pictures of the stockings you have made using the patterns, as well as pictures of stockings you plan to donate. This is also where I ask that you sign up if you are planning on donating a stocking. It will also be a great source of inspiration for your holiday sewing.
I ask that all stockings be mailed to me by no later than December 1, 2011. This is to ensure that we have enough time to fill them and distribute them to the children before Christmas. For information about where to mail please contact me via email (PurplePandaQuilts(at)gmail(dot)com) or flickr (PurplePandaQuilts).
And as always be sure to let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your time!
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Basic Stocking Template
[A note on the socking template: This template is designed to print on 11x17 paper. If you do not have a printer that will print 11x17, I suggest either printing it 8.5 x 11 and then taking it to a copy shop to get enlarged, or saving the original file and having it printed at a copy shop on 11x17 paper. You can always draw your own template as well, if you feel so inclined.]
10/4: Super Simple Stocking Tutorial
10/11: Lined Stocking with a Cuff (presented by Cluck Cluck Sew)
10/18: Confetti Christmas Stocking
10/25: Presented by Fun Threads
11/1: Presented by In Color Order
11/8: Presented by Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
11/15: Presented by Sew Sarah Sews
11/22: Presented by Swim, Bike, Quilt
11/29: Presented by Bijou Lovely
Prizes and Sponsors:
Final Stockings for Kids Giveaway is here! Be sure to enter today - ends at midnight on Dec 2nd.
We have so many fun prizes for the participants of the stocking drive - including fabric bundles and even a gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop. Be sure to check them out to find out how you can win! Also, there will be random giveaways during the drive so be on the lookout for those too!