Download now these free quilt projects for Thanksgiving, to jazz up your home decor or as gifts for family and friends. [Updated 9/22/2021.]
Take a look at these super cute fabrics! I designed this wall hanging for Blank Quilting using the amazing Give Thanks II fabric collection by Bernadette Deming. The quilt measures 52″ x 72″, the border blocks are simple and easy to make, with machine appliqued corner stars bringing out the stars from the panel. The fabrics are shipping to stores and the pattern is free – do you need any more temptation?
Another way you can use this pattern if you do not find the fabrics: get a Thanksgiving (or another theme) panel with similar measurements to replace the center one. The block sizes and borders are all calculated for you!
For those of us who like to show pumpkins in our Thanksgiving projects, check out this table topper I made with pieced pumpkin blocks. It is super fast to make and a great scrappy quilted project, too.
Here is the other free pattern for the same collection – a table runner and placemat set!
As you can see, I could not get enough of that colorful acorn fabric – I put it everywhere! I wish Oak trees produced bright and colorful acorns like these – I would never rake the yard… The table runner measures 25″ x 54″ and the placemats finish at 12-1/2″ x 17-1/2″.
The applique’ blocks are fused using Heat’n Bond Lite, my favorite fusible web. Then, they are machine appliqued using the blanket stitch.
Placemats are so versatile! Plus, they add a lot of character to the table decor, don’t you think? I have been using them more often than table cloths and the prints on the fabrics I choose hide difficult-to-remove stains, too. If you prefer, cover the table with a table cloth of solid color, then place the mats on top, to prevent damage to the table.
Check out the fabrics on these placemats:
I love these placemats! I used all the different blocks from the panel, surrounded by a narrow gold border and, of course, more acorns. A placemat set, even without the table runner, makes a beautiful housewarming gift, too. Another idea for them: you can substitute a favorite large print for the panel blocks. Quick and easy!
Bernadette put together all our fond memories of the October/November season in every whimsical design, transporting us back in time to hayrides and the sweet aromas of a Thanksgiving feast, enticing us to get our home decor ready now so when the family arrives we can enjoy them without the rush.
You can download both patterns from Blank Quilting‘s website under the Free Projects Tab (Check out the other amazing projects while you are there!): look for “Give Thanks II” and you will see the Quilt 1 project sheet and the Table Runner set sheet.
Have a colorful day!