Sewing Projects for Thanksgiving – Placemat Panels to Sew

If you are looking for Sewing Projects for Thanksgiving that are great for beginners and seasoned sewists alike then you are going to love the first in a 12 month series of placemat panels I’ve created for Riley Blake Designs.

Thanksgiving Placemat Panels to Sew by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs

The panel includes 11″ x 18″ designs to make 6 placemats. There are 3 with artwork and 3 with art and quotes: Fall is my favorite color, Happy Thanksgiving and Live in Gratitude.

Hand painted watercolor leaves, pumpkins, a cornucopia and a Thanksgiving turkey in rich fall colors will make these perfect for your autumn table.

I don’t usually remember exactly when I paint something but I will always remember when this turkey came to be. I painted him on Thanksgiving Day 2020. We were all locked down because of Covid so instead of cooking a turkey I decided to spend the day painting one. I love how he came out! See the many layers of the painting in this 13 second video.

autumn placemat panel by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs
fall fabrics by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs

Just because they are designed as placemats doesn’t mean that’s all you can do with them. That’s the beauty of sewing, so many options. Use the designs for quilts, pillows, wall hangings and more.


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If you make this or other projects and post on Instagram, be sure to tag me (@artisttarareed). Follow my YouTube channel for new sewing projects and tips every week.

🧵 Tara Reed

P.S. Is there a sewing tutorial you’d love to see? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my idea list!


See more of the Monthly Placemat Panels and coordinating prints >

How to Sew a Fabric Basket for Fall >


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