Let’s Talk Turkey – Thanksgiving Stitching

The leaves have turned and it’s time to do a little Thanksgiving Stitching. Beyond the feast, you can create a Turkey Day full of marvelous handmade memories this year!

Image Source: Positively Splendid blog

Thankful Pillow

As your guests arrive, they’ll feel warmly welcomed by this charming pillow of gratitude! Amy of the Positively Splendid blog suggests adding extra leaves if you’d like to opt for a non-lettered pillow design. The turkey designed by Jennifer (above) would be adorable as an applique on this pillow! Your choice, your design, your Thanksgiving stitching. The assembly for your Thankful pillow is simple and will take you no more than an afternoon or evening to finish. Amy has supplied downloadable large and small leaf templates in her tutorial to make your cutting steps easy. Once cut, use your creativity to arrange the leaves in a pleasing scattered cascade before fusing. Amy suggests straight stitching around the fused leaves for a “shabby chic” look. You can also choose any stitch you like to make the pillow just your style.  Click here for the Thankful Pillow tutorial.

Image Source: Jennifer Jangles blog

Turkey Potholder

Fresh from the barnyard, this Tom is ready to protect your hands as you cook the feast. Stitched from plaid, dotted and solid fabrics, he’s a real charmer sure to make all your recipes yummy! Jennifer of the Jennifer Jangles blog is an artist, designer and author who loves to spice up a potholder and this one is tasty. You’ll assemble him easily with Jennifer’s steps, then finish with free motion embroidery or straight stitching to secure the appliques. Jennifer’s supply list for her Thanksgiving stitching includes fusible fleece. To make your potholder extra protective, you may want to add a heat-resistant batting to Tom’s inside, too. Click here for the Turkey Potholder tutorial.

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Turkey Placemat 

What could be more inviting on your feasting table than a flock of smiling turkey placemats?! Tammy of the She Wears Flowers blog designed this adorable gobbler after admiring something similar in a well-known décor store. Not one to stop at “good enough”, Tammy improved on the original, adding feather pockets for silverware and a napkin. This is clever turkey-style Thanksgiving stitching with a capital T! You’ll love Tammy’s precise and thorough instructions for printing and taping the pattern, when and what to cut and how to successfully assemble his charming layers. Her flip and stitch method for sewing will keep your feathers sorted and unruffled! Your turkey will be machine stitched except for the final opening. Tammy recommends a little hand sewing with transparent thread to close up Mr. Turkey at the finish. Click here for the Turkey Placemat tutorial.

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Turkey Mug Rug

The post-feast pumpkin pie and coffee will be tastier than ever served on a Turkey Mug Rug! So, let’s talk turkey about the delightful Mug Rug designed by Klee2Strings. This sweet and colorful 6-1/2” x 9-1/2” design is created from a Craftsy download pattern sold for just $2.00. The five page instruction packet is remarkably detailed and you’ll love the easy fusible applique construction.  Full-color photos and full-size templates will make your Turkey Stitching fast, fun and fabulous! Click here to view and purchase the pattern on Craftsy.

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