All of the pieces/shapes were cut with my AccuQuilt GO! Big Fabric Cutter using the following six dies:
- GO! Dresden Plates (55071)
- GO! Holiday Accessories (55321)
- GO! Big Square-10" (9-1/2" Finished) (55451)
- GO! Strip Cutter-1-1/2" (1" Finished (55024 or 55164)
- GO! Strip Cutter-2-1/2" (2" Finished) (55017 or 55014) (binding)
- GO! Strip Cutter-4-1/2" (4" Finished) (55053)
...and I used gorgeous fabrics from Island Batik - don't they work perfectly for these Thanksgiving placemats?!
The fan, body, and neck/head of the turkey are all cut from the GO! Dresden Plates (55071) die...and I used the GO! Holiday Accessories (55321) die to cut the feet and beak. I cut teeny tiny fabric circles for the eyes, but you could hand stitch French Knots...or use tiny buttons...or use a specialty machine stitch - I think tiny buttons would be extra cute (but may not work well if you use them for placemats - your plate may tilt a bit). I used a blanket stitch with transparent thread to machine appliqué all the shapes in place.
I thought using these turkeys on a table runner would be fabulous, as well...maybe one turkey on each end with simple patchwork in between...hmmm - another idea for my "spare time"...
If you would like to try making a set of GO! Let's Talk Turkey Placemats, you can find the pattern FREE for a limited time on the AccuQuilt website...simply visit:
If you are new to Dresden Plate designs, this is a great way to get started! I hope you will try this pattern out...and if you do, please be sure to share your turkey project photos with me...
Check back soon for more seasonal ideas...I have more fun things to share...