Thanksgiving is here again and it is time to break out the Pumpkins and turkeys to get ready for the big day! Last year, I hosted Thanksgiving and had such a fun time making a Thanksgiving garland, plates and setting the table. This year, I have a surprise Thanksgiving quilt table decoration that the family is sure to love!
At our Thanksgiving party, I had a cloth napkin and some fabric markers at each persons place setting. I had each person write a little message of what they are thankful for on each one. This year, those napkins will take center stage as a Thanksgiving Memory quilt.
The cool thing about this quilt is that it can be added on to each year and will serve as a family heirloom in the future. I plan to continue the tradition as long as I can!
What you Need to Make your Thanksgiving Memory Quilt:
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- Cloth napkins (your choice of colors
- Fabric Markers
- A sewing Machine or Needle and Thread
- Some Fabric Trim if desired
- Optional: Some Cricut Iron on Transfers to Embellish and Caption your Quilt
How to Make your Thanksgiving Memory Quilt
On Thanksgiving, set out some pretty cloth napkins in your choice of colors. These will be your quilt pieces, so choose colors that go together and could be added on to if you desire.
Have each of your guests write their names with fabric markers and what they are thankful for on their napkins.
After dinner is over (or before- so they don’t get dirty) collect the napkins and put them aside.
You don’t have to tell your guests what you are up to. Next year, they will have a fun surprise.
Assemble your Thanksgiving Napkins
Take all of your napkins and assemble them so that they are even in a square or rectangle shape. You may have to play with them to see how they fit. Some of my guest colored on more of the napkins that I wanted, so I had to be creative.
Here is my Thanksgiving Table Decoration as I laid out the pieces:
One you have all of the pieces, laid out, pin them together.
Sew together your Thanksgiving Table Decoration
Using your sewing machine, or needle and thread, sew all of the pieces together. I sewed mine together by placing the edges together and sewing a quarter of an inch in to make it look like a seam.
If you desire, you can add ribbon or lace in between your squares to make your Thanksgiving quilt look more interesting.
I decided to sew mine together and leave the edges unfinished, as I will continue to add to this over the years.
Optional: Use Heat Transfer Vinyl to Customize and caption your Thanksgiving Quilt
I love my Cricut! It is now so easy to customize anything and make it look amazing. For this quilt, I will iron on some names, dates and pretty leaves in glitter HTV to finish my quilt. You can sign up here to get some Thanksgiving Leaf SVG Files.
This Thanksgiving home decor idea is the best! Not only is it pretty, but it will eventually become a family heirloom! Start the tradition now and see how big your Thanksgiving quilt can be!
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