Quilt Your Way to a Great Holiday: 5 Thanksgiving Ideas and Free Quilt Patterns

Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a week away? The editors at FaveQuilts certainly can’t, and we know that for quilters, this time of year can be particularly hectic. It seems that there’s always something missing from your home decor that you don’t discover until the last minute; to help you out, we’ve put together a list of some easy quilted Thanksgiving crafts that you can make before next Thursday.


Thanksgiving Turkey Applique Template

Speaking of applique, one of the fastest solutions you can always rely on when you need to do a little Thanksgiving decorating is using applique patterns like the Thanksgiving Turkey Applique Template. It’s a cute little way to dress up your linens, add a holiday touch to a piece of clothing, and much more.

Pumpkin Table Runner

In need of something more specific? No need to panic; use iconic imagery from the holiday, as well as the fall season as inspiration for your home decor. A popular choice that’s also versatile enough to be used throughout the rest of the fall months is the Pumpkin Table Runner, which will be a cinch for anyone familiar with strip quilt piecing.

Homespun Thanksgiving Table Topper

Basic quilt block patterns and piecing techniques that you have previously learned can come in handy when creating a Thanksgiving-inspired design like the Homespun Thanksgiving Table Topper. Cut your rustic fabric into flying geese and snowball blocks, and you can make your own table topper pattern that has a charming appeal suitable for a holiday table. You can even add some fun applique letters to spell out your favorite foods; this could become a fun activity that encourages the whole family to participate.

Vintage Autumn Table Topper

Another way to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere with your quilted Thanksgiving decor is through a more specific theme. Vintage has made a huge comeback in recent years and is always a favorite amongst quilters, making quilt patterns like the Vintage Autumn Table Runner a guaranteed hit. Putting this together won’t be particularly complicated, especially if you’ve already picked out some lovely charm packs to use. Like many of the other projects here, you may like them so much that you’ll decide to keep them out during the rest of the season, or maybe even the year.

Changing Season Attic Window Quilt

Your table isn’t all that needs decorating; give any room in your house a touch of fall that will perfectly complement Thanksgiving dinner with full-sized quilt patterns like the Changing Seasons Attic Windows Quilt. No matter what the weather’s like outside, you can depict a breathtaking fall landscape with a mesmerizing attic window pattern that will really wow guests. It’ll be hard to believe they’re not actually looking out of a window!


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