Each year, our quilting gals spend one afternoon per week making Christmas stockings for wounded soldiers at Fort San Houston in San Antonio. We are a skeleton crew before Christmas as some of our "worker bees" stay up north until after Christmas. Linda, our leader and inspiration has us set up in an assembly line fashion and in just two afternoons we have made over 80 stockings. On this particular day, above, you see Jeanie ironing the fabric to get all the wrinkles out of it. Below, you see Patty, Ruth, Linda cutting the Christmas fabric, padding, and lining for the stockings. On the right, Diane is tracing the pattern of the stocking onto the fabric. Then at the empty station at the table in the foreground, I was pinning the the fabrics and padding together.
After the stocking part is stitched, then they go to a station to be turned right-side out and the hanging loop is attached and the furry cuff is stitched onto the top of the stocking.Voila! the finished stocking.
Here is a photo of several on display in the clubhouse.