First though – since it seems like it might be against the law to send an email without a discount this close to Black Friday – everything in the shop is on sale from now until Monday. That’s 20% off all patterns, no coupon required.

So about that stocking recipe. I started with this really fantastic free pattern by Patchwork & Poodles. I’ve been on the lookout for a great stocking pattern for quite a while. Eliane’s design has the perfect shape (in my opinion), and the instructions were easy to follow, with a really nicely finished end result (no unfinished edges or thick seams to deal with).

Then, I added a letter from my Blackletter alphabet (incorporating it into the piece I would use for the front panel before tracing out the stocking shape). These letters just so happen to be the right size for the “small” stocking (which finished up at about 13.5″ tall).

Quilted stocking with initial

Now to make one for myself!

p.s. Did you know that you can include photos with your Etsy reviews? I invite you to scroll down to the bottom of my shop and check out the review section, where some amazing customers have shared pictures of the really lovely pieces they’ve created using both the Ribbon Letters and Blackletter alphabet pattern.