This is an effort sponsored by Operation Care Package, a group of volunteers dedicated to making sure that no deployed Hero goes without mail. They need 10,000 simple stockings by October 30 in order to fill them and get them to the troops by Christmas.
Using the provided pattern (see Resources below), I made the stockings using homespun fabrics. Although not required, I lined them with muslin and added a cuff and hanging loop.
Stockings should be at least 14-inches tall and have a 7-inch opening in the top. They can be made out of material or felt and must be strong enough for filling.
Source: Graphic from Support Our Military; text added by me
The organization suggests adding a note addressed to “Any Hero”, so I made a tag to attach to each stocking simply saying thank you. I printed them on cardstock.
Source: Support Our Military
If you would like to participate, click on “Contact Us” at the very bottom of the Quilts for Cancer web site (listed below) to let Barb know your interest in helping.
- Operation Care Package