27 Free Thanksgiving Quilt Patterns & Sewing Projects

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It is always fun to find quilt patterns and sewing projects that I can share with you! These are some that are perfect for Thanksgiving or autumn decorating. If you’re a Canadian quilter, I missed it for you this year but you can still find some that are perfect for fall decorating. This is my favorite time of year, is it yours?

27 Free Thanksgiving Quilt Patterns & Sewing Projects

This will be a post that I’ll keep updated and even add to. If you find any links that no longer work please let me know. Now have fun and I hope you find something you can’t wait to make!

Thanksgiving quilt tutorials

Gather Round Table Topper

This is a beautiful table topper that you could keep out all year long depending on the fabrics you use. Gather Round Table Topper

Gather Round Table topper tutorial
Tutorial found at Gigi’s Thimble

Applique Fall Leaf Pillow

Decorated your home with this beautiful 14-inch by 20-inch Appliqued Fall Leaf Pillow using fabric scraps. Use iron-on letters, paints, or your Cricut machine to add a special saying.

Applique Fall Leaf Pillow
Found at Positively Splendid by Amy Bell

Easy Pieced Cornucopia Table Runner

This is a beautiful Pieced Cornucopia table runner that would be perfect for your dining room table at Thanksgiving. It includes the applique cornucopia. The size is 12½-inches by 51½-inches. Included in the directions is a link to the pdf of this table runner pattern.

Easy Pieced table runner for Thanksgiving

Found at Shabby Fabrics

Dresden Thanksgiving Turkey

My friend Joan from MooseStash Quilting shared this cute 12-inch Dresden Turkey block that could be used as a small wall hanging or make several for a table runner.

Dresden Turkey
Found at MooseStash Quilting

Turkey Wooly Mug Rug

If you enjoy working with wool, you want to make this cute Turkey Wooly mug rug. You will find the instructions, a link to a video and also the pdf for the applique in this post. What a great project to work on this fall.

Turkey Wool mug rug pattern
Found at Shabby Fabrics

Thanksgiving Large Table Runner

Looking for a large Thanksgiving table runner? This is 20-inches by 92-inches and can be used to protect your table from hot plates.

Thanksgiving table runner for a table
Found at Purl Soho

Fall Leaves Mini Quilt

Look at this cute mini quilt with fall leaves created by Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks. The size is 8-inches by 16-inches and would be so much fun to make.

Fall Leaves mini quilt
Found at Thermoweb

Thankful Garland

If you decorate with garland, you’ll want make this Thankful Garland. Change the colors and make it again for Christmas.

Thankful Garland
Found at Holiday Crafts

Fall Coasters

Make some beautiful fall coasters for Thanksgiving.

Fall Coasters
Found at Purl Soho

Little Pumpkins Pillow

Here is a beautiful little pumpkins pillow 12-inch pillow with little applique pumpkins. It is made in wool but could easily be made with any quilt fabrics. There are 16 different pumpkins you can applique.

Little Pumpkins Pillow
Found at Quilting Daily

Tom Turkey Placemat

Here is a cute Tom Turkey block placemat. This would be so cute for kids!

Tom Turkey placemat
Found at Bee in my Bonnet

Fall Table Runner

Here is another beautiful fall table runner that would be perfect for your fall decorating. The quilt blocks are 9-inch squares.

Fall Table Runner
Found at Cornbread & Beans quilting and decor

Thanksgiving Turkey Quilt Block

This little felt Thanksgiving turkey is too cute! There are so many ways you could use this block!

Applique Turkey
Found at Wee Folk Art

Thanksgiving Turkey Potholder

Have fun making this cute Thanksgiving turkey potholder for the holidays. Make several and give as gifts!

Thanksgiving Turkey Potholder
Found at Jennifer Jangles Happy Designs

Golden Days Table Runner

This is a neat table runner called Golden Days that is perfect for autumn using the Maple Leaf quilt block.

Golden Days table runner
Found at Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Thanksgiving Banner

Take a look at this mini Harvest Thanksgiving banner that would be fun to make. There are color photos to show you how to stitch each of the banner sections.

Thanksgiving Banner
Found at Holiday Crafts & Creations

Falling Leaves Quilt

This is a beautiful falling leaves quilt that uses a modern quilt block.

Falling Leaves quilt
Found at Anthology Fabrics

Fall Pillows

Pillows are always a great way to add an accent to your home for the holidays. You’ll find tutorials to make both of these fall beautiful pillows from Sherri at A Quilting Life.

Fall Pillows
Found at A Quilting Life

Pumpkin Pie Garland

I can’t wait to move into our new house which has 2 fireplaces! Time for me to make a garland like this cute Pumpkin Pie Garland. It is made with felt but could easily be made with wool or quilt fabrics.

Pumpkin Pie garland
Found at Life of Bliss

Applique Turkey Pillow

This would be a fun applique Turkey pillow to make for Thanksgiving and have your kids or grandchildren help with it!

Turkey pillow
Found at Wee Folk Art

Simple Thanksgiving Table Runner

If you are a new quilter or just looking for a fast and simple Thanksgiving table runner, then you’ll want to make this simple Thanksgiving table runner.

Thanksgiving table runner
Found at Sewing.org

Patchwork Acorn Potholders

Everyone needs potholders while cooking their Thanksgiving meal and these are so cute you’ll want to leave them on the kitchen counter all the time! The Patchwork Acorn Potholders would also make a perfect little hostess gift!

Patchwork Acorn Potholders

Maple Leaf Mini Quilt

Make an easy Maple Leaf mini quilt that measures 23½-inches square.

Maple Leaf mini quilt
Found at Fat Quarter Shop

Patchwork Pumpkin Quilt block & runner tutorial

Make these cute pumpkin pillows or a table runner with the tutorial from Amy at Diary of a Quilter.

Patchwork Pumpkin quilt block tutorial
Found at Diary of a Quilter

Wool Pumpkin Banner

This is a cute little wool pumpkin banner that is a quick and easy project to make.

Wool pumpkin banner
Found at PolkaDot Chair

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  1. Marga Smith says:

    Thank you so much for all these lovely patterns, they bring such joy, even just looking at them.

  2. Linda Jennings says:

    I also want to make the hot bowl holders. I have order the batting to make them, but with the 3′ of snow and travel ban, we won’t be getting any mail. I haven’t made any fall items. But I will be making more of the Christmas mug rugs. I also started River Scraps using 2 1/2″ squares I accumulated. I’m also working on a quilt for our guild I belong to.

  3. So I didn’t get all of these done last year so came back – after all I have 10 days! LOL
    Where did the time go! Got the Turkey last year now moving on to the pumpkin.

  4. Connie – Thank you for you kindness and thoughtfulness in sharing such wonderful Fall treasures. These will surely keep us busy . . .
    Thanks again!

    We sure are looking forward to cooler Fall temps and beautiful colored leaves . . .

  5. Thank you for all of the Fall projects you pulled together for your readers. There are so many I want to make that Fall will have to last longer than three months! Have a safe and happy Fall.

  6. Susana Lopez says:

    OMG, so many free patterns, Love them all, don’t know where to start. Thank U so much.

  7. Robyn Lidstone says:

    Oh Connie – such a joy to view your beautiful Fall and Thanksgiving extravaganza of patchwork items.
    We don’t have Thanksgiving in Australia, but your designs show unique ways to brighten the home at any time of year.

  8. Dr. Victoria O'Bannion says:

    Connie, once again your great posts have made my day! Thank you for your good taste, keen eye, and sense of fun! Keep up the great work…we need you!

  9. I’ve been looking for a pattern to make for my wonderful new neighbor. I love her maple tree and think I will make a table runner for her with the pattern you showed.
    Thank you for providing so many new ideas for me to work from.

  10. Loved these ideas and I’ve downloaded a few! Thanks!

  11. These are all so cute I have the hiccups from gasping “Oh isn’t this cute and this and this…” I want to make every one! I can see the turkey from Wee Folk Art as a signature quilt where all the guests sign in! Turkey Mug rugs – a must have as well. I can have the kids help with the cards SO CUTE!!!!!
    We had a huge wind storm blow through and we lost a Maple tree. It was only 8 years old about 15 foot tall but still snapped in the middle.
    Hope the move is not too stressful, one box at a time.