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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Trivet Tuxedo

                               TURKEY TIME

Can you believe we are here already!
What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving, than a Turkey Tux!

This little guy was a take off, of a coloring book page that you can find HERE.

Free online coloring book pages are the greatest ways to start fusible quilts.

We will get back to him in a few minutes, but first I want to show you how to make his tail feathers. Have you ever used the Easy Dresden Quilt ruler?      Click HERE     for the EZ Quilt tutorial. You won't believe how fast and EZ it really is, !
Using their directions we put together our feathers. Fold over the edges 1/4" at both ends.
Lay your tail feathers on your background piece,  (you will find the information for that in my tutorials, if you haven't been keeping up with us) and stitch em down.  We are going to need to trim off the excess, towards the bottom.

Now, back to our Turkey.

I have reversed the pattern and broke it down into pieces for you. So your ready to trace onto your favorite fusible. If you click on the photo, it should make it large enough to print out at scale. I have drawn a 1" square on the page to help you make sure. (I hope this works out. It's first for me!!) 

Trace, fuse, and stitch around your raw edges . You can then, put your cover together.
Your done, and with plenty of time to spare, to start thinking about that delicious meal
 that will go with him!
If your lucky enough to not be doing the cooking this year,
consider taking one of these little guys to your hostess!


Note: When I tried to print the pattern from here, it only came out at about 75% of the correct size. If anyone knows how to make it print at 100% let me know and I will fix it!


  1. That is just too cute!!!
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  2. Now, he is too cute! I might just have to make one or two of those. Thanks.

  3. Now that turkey looks like it might stay safe for this year.Gorgeous colours. Love it!

  4. I LOVE your turkey!!! I don't find a lot of turkeys, so when I see one along with great fabric, I get so excited!!! What fabric did you use? Thanks so much for sharing this!!

  5. What a great technique! And what a great way to use the Dresden Plate design! Love your fabric choices!


  6. Very cute turkey table topper. thanks for the tutorial!

  7. OMGosh -that is just super cute. I have that Dresden template but haven't ever used it before. I think maybe I need to see if I can find some fabrics and make this cute little guy for my Granddaughter. She'd love it.

    Thank you very much

  8. So cute and creative. Thanks for sharing.


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