We drew a template on newspaper and then drew around it using a sharpy onto some wadding - so we had two interlocking stockings on one square of wadding - one stocking drawn around the template facing up and the other drawn around the template facing down of course. We drew a diagonal starter line on the other side of the wadding using a sharpy and my cutting ruler, I cut the 2 1/2" strips and Amy sewed them onto the wadding using 1/4" seams and flipping and pressing after each seam until the whole wadding was covered. We then cut out the stocking shapes, trimmed along the tops, added 6 1/2" squares of stripey fabric, backed with some fusible fleece. Sewed the two stocking halves together, folded the top in and sewed it down, made a hanging loop with a green Countdown to Christmas cut strip, sewed that in and hey presto. One candy cane striped Countdown to Christmas stocking.
And, in case you wonder the ladies of my quilt guild all look like, here are (from left) Brioni, Justine and Mandy and in the second photo it is me. These photos were taken by Katy at our Xmas sewing meeting last week at my house where we talked all day and didn't sew a stitch. Because she took the photos, you can't see her so you have to picture a tall skinny Gok Wan with a haircut like a wok, big glasses like the 3D cinema ones, a random assortment of clothes and lots of tattoos and a handbag with a chiuaua in. Quite the typical quilter really.