Quilted Holiday Stocking Banner - QUILTsocial project

>> Sunday, October 31, 2021

 This past week was my turn over at QUILTsocial to share a fun, flexible decor project. I designed a Holiday stocking banner using the PFAFF performance icon.


quilted holiday stocking banner QUILTsocial project


It's reversible too!

reversible holiday banner QUILTsocial project

My first post explored using the Multi-Touch Screen on the PFAFF performance icon. It's the size of a tablet right on the machine and works like an assistant with built in User Guide and popups that keep you on the right track.


PFAFF performance icon




Then it was time to start decorating the stockings for the banner. The machine includes a Stabilizer Guide to help figure out when and what to use to make your stitches come out perfect every time.

applique stockings decorative stitches QUILTsocial project

paisley stocking  stocking banner QUILTsocial project






I used one of my favorite techniques on the performance icon to make the heel of one of the stockings - the Radiant Stitch.

radiant stitches stocking banner QUILTsocial project


radiant stitch joy stocking stocking banner QUILTsocial project




Each stocking was treated as its own little quilt and quilted in a different way. I'm getting better - and enjoying more! - free motion quilting thanks to this machine.

free motion quilting holiday stocking banner QUILTsocial project




red background stocking free motion quilting stocking banner QUILTsocial project




Putting the banner together was easy with the precise stitching guides and smooth needle bed of the performance icon. It was even easy to sew over the tucked in fabric at the end of the binding 'string'.


stocking banner binding string QUILTsocial project


stocking banner QUILTsocial project




I had a lot of fun getting some holiday decor made early this week. You could use a different applique motif to make a banner for almost any occasion. Maybe you need a banner too!


You can browse all of the projects I've made for QUILTsocial by visiting my author page.


With Joy,

Sarah V.






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Week 12 of the Sew Much Fun Tour

>> Sunday, October 17, 2021

 Welcome to Week 12 of the Sew Much Fun Tour

Each week a designer will be presenting a 6" (6 1/2" unfinished) block on the theme of sewing.
This week's designer is Penny Spool Quilts




Click on the image above or here to get to Monika's block

Last week's block was from  Scrapdash
Week 10 was from  Always Expect Moore

The blocks will be free for the duration of the tour - 52 weeks - so you have time. BUT, if you see one you like, get it! Designers may ask you  to sign up to a newsletter to receive their block. I encourage you to ~visit~ the blogs and check out the designers' work. While blocks are free, designers do put in time and it's great to receive feedback ;)

Next week's block will be from Nic at Craftapalooza Designs
followed by Kathryn at Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio 
then Carolyn and Appliques Quilts and More

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Week 11 of Sew Much Fun Tour

>> Sunday, October 10, 2021

 Welcome to Week 11 of the Sew Much Fun Tour! And Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to my Canadian readers :)

Each week a designer will be presenting a 6" (6 1/2" unfinished) block on the theme of sewing.
This week's designer is Scrapdash



Click on the image above or here to get to Kris' block.

Last week's block was from Always Expect Moore

Week 9 was from Katie Mae Quilts
Week 8 was  Patchwork Breeze

The blocks will be free for the duration of the tour - 52 weeks - so you have time. BUT, if you see one you like, get it! Designers may ask you  to sign up to a newsletter to receive their block. I encourage you to ~visit~ the blogs and check out the designers' work. While blocks are free, designers do put in time and it's great to receive feedback ;)

Next week's block will be from  Monika at Penny Spools Quilts

followed by  Nic at Craftapalooza Designs

then Kathryn at Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio 


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Catching up to Week 10 of the Sew Much Fun Tour

>> Saturday, October 9, 2021

 The Sew Much Fun Tour is 10 weeks old! I have some catching up to do.

Here are my blocks up to week 9.


I made the iron to match my new iron!


I fussy cut some Christmas fabric in my stash to get that minty bit of fabric


Then I was able to use the rest of the fabric to make another 6 1/2" churn dash block too.




I still have to catch up on Week 10. . .


Week ten's designer is Carolina Moore of Always Expect Moore



Click on the image above or here to get to Carolina's block.

Last week's block was from Katie Mae Quilts

Week 8 was Patchwork Breeze

Week 7 was Duck Creek Mountain Quilting

The blocks will be free for the duration of the tour - 52 weeks - so you have time. BUT, if you see one you like, get it! Designers may ask you to sign up to a newsletter to receive their block. I encourage you to ~visit~ the blogs and check out the designers' work. While blocks are free, designers do put in time and it's great to receive feedback ;)

Next week's block will be from Kris at Scrapdash

followed by Monika at Penny Spools Quilts

then Nic at Craftapalooza Designs

There is a Facebook Group you can join to share your blocks and be inspired by others


There are prizes! 
A rafflecopter has been set up and many of the designers will be contributing prizes.


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Week 9 of Sew Much Fun Tour

>> Sunday, September 26, 2021

 Welcome to Week 9 of the Sew Much Fun Tour! 

Each week a designer will be presenting a 6" (6 1/2" unfinished) block on the theme of sewing.
This week's designer is Kate at Katie Mae Quilts

*LINKS have been corrected! Please click below

Click on the image above or here to get to Katie Mae Quilts' block.

Last week's block was from Patchwork Breeze.

Week 6 block was from Appliques Quilts and More

The blocks will be free for the duration of the tour - 52 weeks - so you have time. BUT, if you see one you like, get it! Designers may ask you to sign up to a newsletter to receive their block. I encourage you to ~visit~ the blogs and check out the designers' work. While blocks are free, designers do put in time and it's great to receive feedback ;)

Next week the block will be from Carolina at Always Expect Moore
followed by Kris at Scrapdash
then Monika at Penny Spools Quilts



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