Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Turkey Trot!


Welcome to my day of the Turkey Trot Blog Hop! I have a complete listing of the participants down below. Make sure you visit them all and give them some love! Thank you Joan from MooseStashQuilting for hosting this wonderful event.

I have been busy around here getting ready for Thanksgiving. I'll be having my boys, and their families join us this Sunday for an early celebration. I need to make some serious lists so I don't forget to do something! I have busy decorating the house with fall leaves and pumpkins, some of it was leftover from Halloween. I like to decorate the table too for dinner and I've been on the look out for something for the place settings. I've been looking online, made a couple of trips to Hobby Lobby and I didn't have to look further then my sewing room! I decided to make some quilted leaves using up my bits and pieces that I had in a fabric bin. Let me show you how I made them. 

I first pulled out my orange and brown fabric scraps...

I drew out a big maple leaf shape. Then I stitched together my scraps without paying any attention to what I was doing. Just sewing the scraps together. Then layer my pieced square with a backing and some scrap batting.

I then pinned my paper template onto my quilt sandwich and stitched around the edge. I also added a 'stem'.


I then cut around the edges using a pinking shears and top stitched the leaf's veins using a variegated thread.

I love how the leaf turned out. I think it's the perfect touch for my place settings. I've got 4 done, I've got a few more to go!

These leaves also make adorable coasters!

I hope that you have fun hopping around and enjoy my little tutorial for my leaf coasters, mug rug. It can also be used as a candle mat. It was a great way to use up some of my little scraps that I have a hard time throwing away. I found the perfect project for those little pieces of fabric!

Here's a fun project I made years ago. I traced some leaf shapes and using fusible web I appliqued them onto an easy table runner. It's one of my favorite projects to put on display each year.

  Monday November 13


Words & Stitches

The Morning Latte

Quilting Gail

The Life Of Grammy


Tuesday November 14

Karrin’s Crazy World

Just Because Quilts

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Domestic Felicity

Nettie Sews and Lucky Quilts


Wednesday November 15

Selina Quilts

Quilt Doodle Designs  (You are here!)


MS P Designs USA


Thursday November 16

Just Let Me Quilt


Quilted Snail

Songbird Designs


I hope that you have a wonderful day and a blessed Thanksgiving!

Happy quilting,

Cindy and Josephine 


  1. I really like your leaves; great scrap project!

  2. Love the leaves, thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Amazing scrappy leaves. I love those kind of projects!

  4. I love your leaves! They will make such a festive table setting. Great way to use up those scraps we love to collect as well. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

  5. I loved your mug rug/coaster. What a super way to use up scraps. Perfect. The table runner is so cute and could be used all fall long, too. Wonderful!

  6. This is just the greatest idea for using scraps and decorating your table. I love those leaves! Thank you for showing how to make them. They look easy enough for me! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, Cindy!

  7. Beautiful! You make it look so easy! I definitely am going to try this. It's amazing to me how a few scraps can make such a beautiful leaf, and it's amazing to me that you thought of doing that! Thanks for sharing this idea, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  8. I love how your leaf turned out, too. I will have to keep this quick and easy tutorial in mind for a coaster. Awesome!

  9. The leaf mug rugs are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your tutorial for them!
    quilting gail

  10. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the time with your family.

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