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THANKSGIVING TURKEY APPLIQUE PATTERN
Part of our seasonal wall hanging series. Measures approx. 20.5" wide x 23.5" tall.
Also see: holiday patterns for wood pumpkin & fall patterns.
All patterns, text and images © Christina Sherrod of CraftAndFabricLinks unless otherwise noted.

Thanksgiving Applique Pattern


Seasonal Wall Hanging


Thanksgiving Wall Hanging
more seasonal wall hangings

Use this applique pattern for wall hanging, quilt, pillows, cards etc. Use with an applique pressing sheet for quick and easy assembly. Shrink pattern to fit to card stock.

This pattern is part of a seasonal and holiday series of wall hangings. For more patterns in this series, go to Holiday Series Wall Hangings

All patterns, text and images © Christina Sherrod of CraftAndFabricLinks unless otherwise noted.

Print out the overall lay-out page. Shrink or enlarge as you need depending on your project.

For instructions on using an applique pressing sheet, go to:  Applique Floral Pattern

Supplies Needed


Pattern

Print out the pattern and then enlarge to size needed. Our patterns download as pdf files. For instructions on downloading pdf files,
go to: pdf instructions.

Thanksgiving Turkey Pattern

Enlarged Pattern Pieces
Our enlarged pieces will make a turkey that fits onto a background piece of fabric measuring 15.5" wide x 18.5" tall. The turkey will be approximately 11.5" x 13.5". The turkey can then be appliqued onto background made from one fat quarter. Print out the pages, then overlap pages and tape together to create the larger pattern.

Turkey Pattern Page 1

Turkey Pattern Page 2

Turkey Pattern Page 3

Turkey Pattern Page 4

Fabric, Batting (or fusible fleece) & Fusible Web

Choose fabric and batting according to your project. NOTE: fusible fleece is fabulous for small projects such as this. Just fuse to your finished piece and then layer the top and bottom as you would any wall hanging or quilt.

If you use our patterns above to make the 15" x 18" turkey block (on the photograph on the left above, the turkey block is the brown fabric containing the turkey), you will need:
1 fat quarter for the background: cut it to 15.5" wide x 18.5" tall
1 fat quarter each for your main colors; scraps for smaller pieces
1 yard of fusible web (I used our Heat N Bond Lite)
20.5" x 23.5" fabric for backing, 20.5" x 23.5" piece batting (or fusible fleece) if you are making a wall hanging

Yellow Border: Two strips measuring 18.5" x 1.5", two strips measuring 17.5" x 1.5"
Narrow Green Borders: Two strips measuring 15.5" x 1", two strips measuring 18.5" x 1"
Pumpkin Borders: Four strips measuring 20.5"
Narrow Black Borders: Two strips measuring 20.5" x 1", two strips measuring 17.5" x 1"

Hanging sleeve fabric: one piece measuring 3" x 15.5"
Outer Binding: Strip measuring 1.5" wide. You will need a length approximately 110"

turkey applique quilt We added a 1" yellow border, then a 1.5" outer pumpkin border. A small strip of green is placed on top of the background with the fold toward the turkey, a small strip of black is placed with the fold toward the turkey on top of the yellow print. The outer binding is black.

Instructions for borders follow instructions for turkey applique

Instructions


Cut fabric the size of the pattern pieces, except where pattern pieces meet - cut ONE piece's edge slightly longer (about 1/8"). That piece will be laid down first. The top piece will be laid down over it so that the edges overlap slightly. Due to the fusible web on the back of each piece, the pieces will stick together where they overlap. THINK IT THROUGH CAREFULLY - think ahead about which pieces you will lay down first, and in what order your other pieces will be put down.

Following instructions for your fusible web, attach fusible web to wrong side of your fabric pieces. Peel off paper.

TIP: It is easier to create the turkey in parts. First, create the turkey's right wing. Then, create the head. Then create the large tail feather section. Once those pieces are completed, you can then complete the turkey. Lay down the feet and tail, then the body, then the right wing and head.


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Applique sheet
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Wing piece 1
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Wing piece 2
lay over piece 1

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Finished wing
black border last
turkey applique
Peel off wing
Using an iron, press over entire piece. When finished, the applique peels off the sheet. Fabric pieces stick to each other - not to your sheet.


OUTER BORDERS
Fold the 18.5" long green strips in half, lengthwise, right side out. Press with iron. Working on the right side of the turkey block, pin the green strips to the side edges of the turkey block, aligning raw edges. The green fold will be toward the turkey; the raw edges of the greeen strip will line up with the raw edge of the turkey block. Baste into place close to edge and remove pins.

Repeat with the top and bottom green strips (measuring 15.5" in length).
Stitch the two side yellow borders to the sides of your turkey block, stitching right sides together. Press seams open. Stitch upper and lower yellow border to block.
Fold the 20.5" long black strips in half, lengthwise, right side out. Press with iron. Working on the right side of the turkey block, pin the black strips to the side edges of the block, aligning raw edges of black strip with raw edges of yellow border. The black fold will be toward the turkey; the raw edges of the black strip will line up with the raw edge of the yellow border. Baste into place close to edge and remove pins.

Repeat with the top and bottom black strips (measuring 17.5" in length).
Stitch the two side pumpkin borders to the sides of your turkey block, stitching right sides together. Press seams open. Stitch upper and lower pumpkin border to block.


For instructions on using an applique pressing sheet, go to:  Applique Floral Pattern

Refer to Halloween Cat Project for instructions on adding hanging sleeve, assembling, binding and hanging your new wall hanging.


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