Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge–Voting Begins

How to sew a Christmas Stocking sewing Challenge as featured on Nancy Zieman's Blog

Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge–Voting Begins

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How to sew a Christmas Stocking sewing Challenge as featured on Nancy Zieman's Blog

The Christmas Stocking Challenge Voting Day is Here!

In my November 4 Blog Posting, readers were invited to participate in our Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge. Each participant used a pattern from one of the stocking projects on Pellon’s website or Baby Lock’s website.

To celebrate the start of the Christmas Season, I challenged readers to sew up to three Christmas stockings—using as much creativity as they’d like. As you can see, the sewing creativity is impressive!

Vote for Your Favorite Christmas Stocking

Cast a vote for your favorite Christmas Stocking (one vote per person). Voting is open December 2–8. Let your friends know that you’re a contestant! Click on images to view larger photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here’s a listing of the prizes that will be awarded to the top five vote contenders:

Baby Lock Creative 6-Foot Kit, $99 value from Baby Lock

Baby Lock Creative Feet Assortment as seen on Nancy Zieman's Blog

Baby Lock Creative 6-foot kit as seen on Nancy Zieman's Blog

A Bundle of Products from Pellon, $75 value

Pellon Products as seen on Nancy Zieman's Blog

Bordeaux Scissors from Clover, $54.00 value 

Bordeaux Scissors by Nancy Zieman

A Fat Quarter Fabric Bundle from Riley Blake Designs

Riley Blake Designs Fat Quarter Pack as seen on Nancy Zieman's Blog

Nancy Zieman Books: Seams Unlikely and Nancy’s 30 Favorite Gifts to Sew, $31.98 value from Nancy’s Notions 

Seams Unlikely by Nancy Zieman

Nancy's 30 Favorite Gifts to Sew by Nancy Zieman

Thank you to our sponsors!

2014 Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge Schedule

  • December 2: Vote for your favorite Christmas stocking December 2–8 (one vote per person). Let your friends know that you’re a contestant!
  • December 9: Check our blog for the list of winners.

Nancy Zieman's Giveaway Winner

The random winner of a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 10 is Janet Frank who said, Such a unique block! I can see a quilt of 4 blocks, 1 for each season. Can’t wait to try my hand at it!

Bye for now,

Nancy Zieman The Blog

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54 Comments

  • Anita Dorin
    December 2, 2014

    What beautiful stockings! It’s hard to pick just one. Congratulations to all who entered.

  • Debbie W.
    December 2, 2014

    They all are beautiful. #1 speaks to my western heart.

  • Janice
    December 2, 2014

    Way too difficult to choose. They are all beautiful.

  • Mary rogas
    December 2, 2014

    Wow! What creativity

  • Ada Shepherd
    December 2, 2014

    Each stocking has a definite personality. All are lovely.

  • Shirley Hemphill
    December 2, 2014

    I wanted to enter, didn’t have time this year I probably will if they do this next year. Amazing Christmas Stockings they are wonderful. Good luck to all.

  • Jackie
    December 2, 2014

    Love all the stockings. Would like to get pattern for the one I voted on

  • Wanda
    December 2, 2014

    Wow, what creativity! Love all the different styles.

  • Kim M. Harrington
    December 2, 2014

    I agree with the folks who said it was hard to choose just one!

  • Sherry Croonen
    December 2, 2014

    All the stockings are beautiful. Good luck to all and a Merry Christmas as well.

  • Pauline M. Conley
    December 2, 2014

    These Christmas stocking are incredible! It is hard to vote for just one, bur I chose #1, as it would fit 3 out of 6 Granddaughters!!! I will have to make them.

  • Joseph Benjamin
    December 2, 2014

    Wow!! There are a lot of great ones one there but I love the detail work of the tree and the stocking top on 17.

  • Joanne Trent
    December 2, 2014

    BEAUTIFUL!!! All of them! But number 26 is my choice because it speaks about the Reason for the Season. However, number 29 really jumps out as a fantastic and close 2nd.

  • Betty Harden
    December 2, 2014

    Lovely stockings. Good luck to all who participated. Happy holidays

  • Pam Henry
    December 2, 2014

    Loved all of them!

  • Lorij
    December 2, 2014

    Everyone did a great job!
    #1 is my favorite because, that is the style I intended to do. I’ve been so busy finishing my Granddaughter’s quilt I’ve not had time to do much else.I hope all of you, including Nancy and staff have an absolutely marvelous Christmas and a blessed and prosperous New Year! ! !
    Blessings, Lorij

  • Judy
    December 2, 2014

    Much love and detail went into each creation. Hard to decide on just one. Congratulations to all who entered! Would I be permitted to enter the stocking I made for my husband 20 years ago? It’s still hung by the chimney with care each Christmas, alongside the knitted one my mother made for me when I was a child.

  • Barb horwood
    December 2, 2014

    The message of Christmas. Absolutely beautiful all of them.

  • Lizzie
    December 2, 2014

    All are gorgeous and very well done. Have to say I think #1 just takes the cake! Would love to have that particular one hanging out waiting for Santa to stop by…

  • Katherine Jones
    December 2, 2014

    Each one is work of love. They are all C

    Each of these shows love for CHRISTMAS

  • Starla
    December 2, 2014

    What fun! And how hard it was to choose!

  • Jane
    December 2, 2014

    All are lovely, since I love cowboy boots and riding I picked #1, but all are beautiful and so much time was spent on each one. Merry Christmas to all.

  • Yolanda H English
    December 2, 2014

    It was hard to choose. I like them all; very talented and creative sewers. I vote for 9 and 40 & 44 close second. Good luck to all and Merry Christmas!

  • Jan H
    December 2, 2014

    Very fun to see all the creativity and variety! Good job and congrats to all the entrants!

  • Berenice
    December 2, 2014

    I need one of those cowboy boot stockings! They were all beautiful and it was a tough decision after looking at all of them closely. The workmanship is amazing. There are a lot of lucky people receiving incredible stockings at Christmas this year!!

  • Kirstie K
    December 2, 2014

    I cannot vote. After I pick my choice and push the vote button, a message comes up saying “You have already voted for this poll. Poll ID #4.” But I didn’t vote yet. I tried different links/locations, and also shared it to a friend and she got the same response. I want to vote for #7. Please look into this!

  • Phyllis
    December 3, 2014

    I started to vote for the boot but then this was a Christmas stocking contest. So I voted country for another country stocking. Great entries. Congratulations to all who entered. (Didn’t finish one myself)

  • Judy H
    December 3, 2014

    They were all beautifully created with much care & creativity….big, big decision but Christ & Christmas is what it is all about in the end so will go with #26

  • Ram Bou
    December 3, 2014

    The boot is very clever, but this is supposed to be for stockings, not a boot. I voted for boot 46.

  • Phyllis
    December 3, 2014

    Loved the #1 boot! Want to make it for my friends in Texas, but I can’t locate the pattern on those websites. Help!

  • Penny
    December 4, 2014

    #26, Most unique and beautiful. So many good ones.

  • Anna Maria Quagliero
    December 4, 2014

    All are beautiful ! i vote for 17 !

  • Anna Maria Quagliero
    December 4, 2014

    they are all beautiful. I vote 17 !

  • Anna Maria Quagliero
    December 4, 2014

    They all are beautiful, I vote 17

  • Dee
    December 4, 2014

    Although entry #1 is very nicely done, the challenge guidelines were not followed in selecting a pattern from one of the stocking projects from the one on Pellon’s website or the five on Baby Lock’s website.

  • Ja Wi
    December 4, 2014

    Boot #1 is very creative, but if it doesn’t meet the guidelines of the contest, WHY IS IT IN COMPETITION???

    I’d really like to know why this is an exception.

    Thank you!
    J

      • C. Sage
        December 6, 2014

        The Boot does meet the guideline of being creative.

        I too have gone a read the blog on the Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge Guidelines. Not only does it say to be creative but it also states :

        Select your pattern from one of the stocking projects on Pellon’s website or Baby Lock’s website. Search for Christmas Stocking and choose your pattern. (You’ll find two patterns at Pellon’s site and a list of five patterns at Baby Lock’s site.)

        Really wish bolding would work to post here.

        There were choices of patterns to be used and the Boot is not one of those patterns. Meeting just aportion of the criteria for the contest does not make it equally fair for all participants.. I found several cowboy boot stocking patterns and none of them came from Pellon ot Baby Lock.

      • C. Sage
        December 6, 2014

        The Boot does meet the guideline of being creative.

        I too have read the Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge Guidelines.

        One of the Guidelines states:
        Select your pattern from one of the stocking projects on Pellon’s website or Baby Lock’s website. Search for Christmas Stocking and choose your pattern. (You’ll find two patterns at Pellon’s site and a list of five patterns at Baby Lock’s site.)

        I have found several Cowboy Boot Stocking Patterns and none of them came from Pellon or Baby Lock.

        If only a portion of the Guidelines needs to be met than why have guidelines at all???

        Meeting just a portion of the criteria for the contest, does not make this contest fair for all participants that followed ALL the guidelines. If being creative means choose whatever pattern design you want then it should have been stated that way.

  • marlene stabin
    December 5, 2014

    I scrolled this page 3 x and could not find a vote button. I vote for number 34.
    Thanks

  • Janice
    December 5, 2014

    Don’t know what I’m doing wrong but I can’t figure out how to vote. I don’t see a VOTE button. I’d like to vote for # 35.

  • L Trader
    December 6, 2014

    In my November 4 Blog Posting, readers were invited to participate in our Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge. Each participant used a pattern from one of the stocking projects on Pellon’s website or Baby Lock’s website. – See more at: http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/sewing-2/christmas-stocking-sewing-challengevoting-begins/#sthash.pmDXDvBu.dpuf

    I copied the entry from your instructions for the Contest. I still don’t understand How the boot meets the criteria from the pellon or baby lock projects. Please explain how only being creative meets the original instructions. Thank you.

  • Libby Mahaffey-Haytas
    December 6, 2014

    I absolutely adore boot 17. It is Christmassy.

  • Cathy Serafinowicz
    December 7, 2014

    Hi Nancy,
    I’ve tried to share the voting link on Facebook ,and it keeps saying-url not found,help!

  • Jan bretzel
    December 7, 2014

    Could not vote on my I pad.

    I chose #24

  • Janice S.
    December 7, 2014

    I tried twice yesterday to post and it wouldn’t “take.” I cannot figure out how/where to cast a vote. Nowhere do I see a VOTE button.

  • Kathryn
    December 8, 2014

    very frustrating – I can’t figure out out to vote and my friends reacted with the same comment. They are all beautiful but this is just too frustrating for words!

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