Thanksgiving Table Decoration Idea: Thanksgiving Memory Quilt

by Cassondra
4 Materials
1 Hour

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!

Set out fabric and fabric markers

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!

Layout your napkins

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.

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.

Pin them together

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.

Sew pieces together

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.

Decorate and Display

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 décor 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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  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 18, 2020

    While I would love to do this, I didn’t do well in home ec & had a teacher who just “sighed” when I’d ask. Consequently, I shy away from everything related to a needle & thread.

    I will pass this on to my young families who I’m sure would do this. Thank you for the wonderful idea!!

  • Cassondra Cassondra on Apr 18, 2020

    Thank you!! My sewing is far from perfect too lol!