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Vintage Thanksgiving Embroidery Motifs

Vintage Thanksgiving Embroidery Motifs

These small vintage Thanksgiving embroidery motifs for a turkey, corn wreath and cornucopia would look so sweet stitched on the corners of napkins for your Thanksgiving table.

Make a set using just a single motif or use all three, each stitched in different color combinations so that each person’s napkin is unique.

Or get the kids to help make the Thanksgiving table decorations. Print multiple copies, have the kids color them, then turn them into one of a kind placecards by adding the names of all your dinner guests.


Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern - Thanksgiving Motifs

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Thanksgiving Embroidery Motifs downloadable PDF.


Other patterns that you might like to check out:

The bodice of the Thanksgiving Harvest apron I made features a larger vintage Workbasket cornucopia embroidery pattern.

In that post you can also find links to all the dancing veggie patterns… which explains why neither today’s cornucopia or that one have any vegetables in them. 🙂


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For those who are newly subscribed or are visiting for the first time, every Monday I host a link party in which I invite others to share their hand embroidery projects.

If you’ve never linked up to a link party before and would like to join in, I’ve written a quick tutorial on How to Link Up to a Link Party. It provides step-by-step instructions for linking to this party (or any other link party you might like to participate in.)

The rules for the Stitchery Link Party are simple:

  1. The project can be anything as long as it includes hand embroidery stitches in some form. Such projects might be but are not limited to redwork, blackwork, goldwork, bluework, (etc), counted cross-stitch, crazy quilting, crewel, silk ribbon, pulled thread, hardanger and sashiko.

These projects do not have to be vintage or vintage inspired. All styles are welcome as long as it’s hand embroidered.

  1. Link directly to your blog post, not to your blog home page.
  2. If you happen to sell your embroidery or embroidery patterns, feel free to link up to a blog post you’ve written about a project you’re selling, but No direct links to shops or websites selling things.
  3. This will be a curated link party. In other words, if a link does not conform to the three simple rules above, it will be removed.

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  1. Please link back to the Stitchery Link Party with a text link somewhere in your post.
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  • Susan
    September 25, 2017 4:47 pm

    Thanks for the Thanksgiving designs! Everyone seems to be thinking about Halloween, and I think it’s too late for me to do those. LOL

    • Super Mom No Cape
      October 2, 2017 12:49 pm

      I know what you mean, Susan. I’m hoping to get some Halloween things done before it’s too late for this year, I don’t know if that’s going to happen or not. 🙂

  • Patricia Palmer
    September 25, 2017 7:46 am

    I’m going to embroider some king size pillowcase for a gift for my sister. Do you have any advice on choosing the pillowcases.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      October 2, 2017 1:13 pm

      Hello Patricia,

      Sorry it’s taken a while to reply to your comment. Life has been crazy busy here.

      Personally, I would choose a good quality, 100% cotton pillowcase but not necessarily one with a super high thread count. I would think that the higher the thread count, the more difficult it would be to stitch through.

      You also wouldn’t want something with a low thread count either as that wouldn’t wear well over the long term.

      And this is just a personal preference but I wouldn’t purchase those plain pillowcases that you find at craft stores unless the pillowcase will only be used as a decorative pillow that’s taken off the bed each night. For one thing, they only come in white (or sometimes cream) and another… the cotton isn’t very soft and you want something that feels soft for a pillowcase.

      I hope that helps.

  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    September 25, 2017 7:21 am

    I really like the cornucopia pattern, another one to add to that very long list 🙂

    • Super Mom No Cape
      October 2, 2017 1:15 pm

      Thank you Fiona!

      I know what you mean about that long list! Mine just got a lot longer as I won an ebay auction for a bunch more Workbasket embroidery patterns. Even if some are duplicates, I’ve got more than enough to last me a lifetime. 🙂

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