17 Thanksgiving Ideas: Free Quilt Patterns for Table Toppers, Table Runners, and More

Get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with these fun fall quilt patterns!

By: Kathryn Wright, Editor, FaveQuilts.com
17 Thanksgiving Ideas Free Quilt Patterns for Table Toppers Table Runners and More

One of the most exciting parts of fall is decorating for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, store-bought decorations aren't particularly cheap. You can enjoy both quantity and quality by trying these 17 Thanksgiving Ideas: Free Quilt Patterns for Table Toppers, Table Runners, and More.

Use your quilting skills to make gorgeous Thanksgiving centerpieces and decorative designs to enhance your home decor and give all of your guests a truly welcoming feeling this holiday season. We've also got some fun quilting projects for young children that you can do during a holiday break.

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Thanksgiving Centerpieces and Decorative Thanksgiving Crafts

Happy Harvest Mug Rugs

A little charm goes a long way with these perfect fall quilt patterns for your Thanksgiving decor.

  • Happy Harvest Mug RugsThis free quilting pattern shows you how to make a mug rug pattern that easily adds some autumnal flair to any home.
  • Quilted CornucopiaAdd this clever quilt pattern to your list of Thanksgiving projects this year. A Quilted Cornucopia is a unique way to display your love for quilting at Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Handy Harvest Quilted LeavesWhy make several individual projects that only serve one purpose when you can make Handy Harvest Quilted Leaves?
  • Raggedy Autumn Harvest CoastersWith all the planning you'll be doing this holiday season, you may not have time to make a full rag quilt pattern. These small quilt projects are the perfect alternative.
  • Fall Trees Applique Stashbuster PillowThis Fall Trees Applique Stashbuster Pillow shows off the leftovers of your favorite fabrics in a clever design featuring an appliqued tree trunk and leaves made from scraps.

Free Quilt Patterns for Table Toppers

Modern Thanksgiving Table Runner

Each quilted table topper presents a different style you can use to bring out the best in your DIY skills.

  • Modern Thanksgiving Table RunnerCombine your quilting and applique skills to create a stylish and modern table runner with this Modern Thanksgiving Table Runner.
  • Vintage Autumn Table TopperOnce you see this completed table topper pattern, you'll instantly "fall" in love with the romantic purples, fawn browns, and pale pinks within it's autumn-inspired color palette.
  • Homespun Thanksgiving Table Topper Part 1Free table topper quilt patterns make wonderful table decorations for Thanksgiving dinner. This Homespun Thanksgiving Table Topper features homespun fabrics in autumn colors.
  • Thanksgiving Table Runner PatternThis table runner measures 73 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches, the perfect size for a dining room table or a buffet.
  • Timeless TrivetAdd a quaint little touch to your home and protect your table from rings and scratches at the same time with the Timeless Trivet.
  • Apple Core Table Topper PatternJust piece nine apple cores together in a nine-patch to make this curvy little quilt.

Quilted Placemats and Table Runner Patterns

Golden Days Fall Table Runner

When covering only part of your table, these quilted table runner patterns and placemats are excellent choices.

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Adorable Applique Family Tree Quilt

Get your kids involved with these DIY Thanksgiving crafts.

  • Celebrate your family with the Adorable Applique Family Tree Quilt. Make this quilt pattern in fall tones for a very warm and cozy vibe.
  • Turkey Art Wall HangingThis creative Thanksgiving craft shows you how to take paper turkey crafts your little ones have made and turn them into cute applique designs to stitch on to wallhanging quilt patterns.
  • Thankful Turkey QuiltSearch through your scrap bin for any leftover fabric scraps that you think are just right and then make a beautiful applique quilt design for your turkey.
  • Handprint Turkey Applique Quilted PlacematsTurn one of your favorite childhood Thanksgiving crafts into a sophisticated holiday decoration with this turkey applique placemat tutorial.

What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Let us know below in the comments!

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