What are you most proud of? How this table mat adds to my holiday decor. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I like to cut out my projects in their entirety all at once. To keep the individual stocking pieces together and clean, I put the pieces for each stocking in a separate/individual snack sized zip lock bag. I also used a fabric glue stick to baste the applique's down so they wouldn't shift while I was stitching them.