Is everyone ready for Turkey Day? I have a quick and easy project for you today to dress up your Thanksgiving table and add a modern touch.
I was invited to join in Jo-Ann Fabric’s Celebrate the Season Campaign and this month the theme is #TurkeyTablescapes. I decided to dress up my Turkey Tablescape with some new placemats in modern colors (citrus yellow, tangerine, lime green and navy). Keep reading for instructions on making your own!
Supplies for four placements (finished size 13″ x 19″):
- 1/4 yard each 6 different prints ( I used prints by DS Quilts, Juliana Horner, Keepsake Calico and Quilter’s Showcase)
- 1 1/2 yards navy solid (I used Symphony Broadcloth in Navy).
- Craft Size Quilt Batting (I used Warm & Natural)
- Coordinating thread (I used white and navy Gutermann Thread)
1. From each of your print fabrics, cut strips that are varying widths (1.25″-2.25″) x 14″ long.
2. Sew strips together until they measure 13″ wide x 14″ tall. Press seams open.
3. From the navy solid, cut a strip 1″ x 14″ and sew to right side of your set of strips.
4. From print fabrics, cut strips that are 1.25″-2.25″ x 7″.
5. Sew the long edges of your 7″ strips together until they measure 7″x 14 “.
6. Sew your two strip set together as pictured above.
7. From the navy solid and batting, cut rectangle that measures 14″ x 20″.
8. Layer top, batting and navy back and baste with pins or basting spray.
9. Quilt as desired (I sewed vertical lines along the seams).
10. Cut placemat to 13″ x 19″.
11. Cut 2 1/4″ strips from navy solid and bind placemat. I use this tutorial and then machine sew the binding to the back, rather than hand-sew.
Enjoy your turkey dinner!!
You can find more craft ideas on the Jo-ann Fabrics website. Search #turkeytablescapes on Instagram and Twitter to see what the other bloggers have crafted.
Here is a coupon to get you started!
*This tutorial is part of the Jo‐Ann Fabric and Craft Stores® Celebrate the Season campaign. I was given a gift card to create a unique holiday projects, but all views, opinions and designs are my own.