Let’s Give Thanks!

To make a Give Thanks table runner

Give Thanks With A New Leaf

This Thanksgiving, use the Let There Be LOVE alphabet along with A New Leaf to create a gorgeous table runner for your Thanksgiving celebrations!

For a Give Thanks table runner which measures 60″ long and 18″ wide:

  • Cut a piece of background fabric, 54″ x 22″
  • Refer to the cutting charts in the Let There Be LOVE Uppercase and Lowercase design collections for sizes to cut appliqué fabric for each letter
  • Cut a piece of stabilizer, 60″ x 18″
  • Mark the stabilizer as follows for to create placement lines for the letters :

Draw a vertical line down the center of the stabilizer

Draw a horizontal line across the center of the stabilizer

Draw a horizontal line 3.75″ BELOW the horizontal center line

Give Thanks stabilizer marking

Mark the top of the stabilizer.

Draw the following lines to the LEFT of the vertical center line:

3.5″, 8″, 12.75″, 17.75″, 22″

Give Thanks stabilizer marking

Draw the following lines to the RIGHT of the vertical center line:

2″, 7.75″, 12″, 15.75″, 20.25″

Give Thanks stabilizer marking

  • Mark the stabilizer as follows for to create placement lines for the leaves :

Draw a horizontal line 2″ ABOVE the horizontal center line and another 6″ ABOVE the horizontal center line.

Draw a horizontal line 2″ BELOW the horizontal center line and another 6″ BELOW the horizontal center line.

Draw the following lines to the RIGHT of the vertical center line (leave a space in the center of each line, 5″ above and below the horizontal center line)

2″, 7″, 12″, 17″, 22″, 27″

Draw the following lines to the LEFT of the vertical center line (leave a space in the center of each line, 5″ above and below the horizontal center line)

2″, 7″, 12″, 17″, 22″, 27″

Give Thanks with Leaves Layout

  • Lay your background fabric right side DOWN on a flat surface.
  • Center the marked stabilizer MARKED SIDE UP on the wrong side of the background fabric
  • Baste along ALL marked lines using a stitch length of 4mm-6mm. The bobbin thread color should be easily seen on the background fabric (this is a really good time to use up almost-empty bobbins!)

Give Thanks Stabilizer Marking

From the RIGHT SIDE of the background fabric, you now have an intersection showing you where to place each letter and each leaf:

 

Give Thanks Stabilizer Marking

Stitch each letter, following the instructions in Steps to Successful Embroidered Appliqué included with the Let There Be LOVE Uppercase and Lowercase design collections.

Give Thanks Thanks

Add the leaf designs so that each design is rotated by either 45 degrees to the right or 45 degrees to the left. The CENTER of the design should align with the intersection marked on your background fabric.

NOTE: The fabric placement line included in each leaf design does NOT mark the center of the design.

Your fabric and thread choices can be used to evoke a strong feeling of the season.

Give Thanks With A New Leaf

(Be sure to click on the image above to see a larger version – it’s gorgeous!)

What are you giving thanks for this Thanksgiving? Let me know in a comment below!

Be sure to purchase your copy of the designs needed for this project by clicking the links below:

36 Comments

  1. Dear Sarah and girls.
    Wonderful news about Heather.We Thank God for all the graces he gives us daily. We Thank Him for our amazing Physicians plus all the technology and expertise needed to perform all the techniques.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving .

  2. Sarah, how precious it is to see God’s working right in our own “space”. I love seeing how you have grown in your faith with God. Being a Canadian, we’ve already had our Thanksgiving day; however, EVERY day should be filled with thanks for all of God’s blessings. I know you bless many with your delightful expertise in design. Thank you for being part of my life and creativity through the internet and into my sewing machine. Be blessed abundantly!

  3. Will make for next year! Thank you and have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  4. Dear Sarah, we have been away and I am just now catching up on my emails. I am so thrilled about the news you received about Heather!! Our prayers and positive thoughts, caring friends and family are God’s messengers so that He may Bless those we love.

  5. The Word says to taste and see that the Lord is good, but sometimes we can only really understand that by being brought through the valley. Praise the Lord for His healing of Heather’s AVM. May He continue to increase her strength and her trust in Him. I pray God’s continued blessings on you and your whole family. Thank you for sharing such wonderful news.

  6. You are so RIGHT we serve an AWESOME GOD and He has it ALL in His hands. So grateful for the wonderful news. I celebrate with you. He is all powerful. How a very blessed Thanksgiving.

  7. I am giving thanks to God with you. Thank you for sharing Heather’s amazing story. God is good!!!!!!!!

  8. Thanks for sharing the wonderful news good to know your’s and our prayers have been answered. Giving thanks for answered prayers.

  9. So very thankful for Heather and you also. God is Great for sure and God bless you and your family always. Happy Thanksgiving and love all your designs.

  10. Wonderful news Sarah! I firmly believe God has a reason for everything and things that happen for a reason to make us a better and stronger person.

  11. That is awesome news, Sarah! You probably feel like you have been holding your breath all this time, and now can finally breathe again – what a relief to be blessed with such wonderful news. We are so happy for your family!

  12. What wonderful news. God is always faithful. I praise him for Heather’s healing. What a testimony she has. Thanks for sharing this with us. It’s so uplifting when we know God has heard us and answered our prayers. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

  13. Thank you, Sarah. What a blessing to finally know Heather is safe & healthy! I’m sending wishes for all of you to have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

    This year we are thankful for a lifting of the sadness that overwhelmed our holidays last year due to the death of a dear elderly aunt. We didn’t make a Thanksgiving dinner or bother with a tree or even any Christmas decorations. Her departure meant that my husband at only 67 became the eldest in his family, with only he & his younger brother as the last survivors. This year will be better & we’re ready to celebrate the holidays again.

  14. That is very special news and together with you all I thank God for His Goodness. May He continue to hold you all in His arms.

  15. Wonderful news! So happy for all of you!

  16. So grateful you have received such wonderful news about your daughter. God is Good in so many ways! I pray that God continues to look over, and protect each of you. I also love the beautiful table runner for celebration of your family as well as this wonderful time of the year. Which is one of my favorite times of the year! Reminds us all of what have to be thankful for!

  17. That is so wonderful. We went through AVM surgery last year with my niece and I know how you feel. It’s terrifying. Have a great new year.

  18. I am so thankful to God and the talents of our medical professionals. Thank you Sarah and blessings to you, Heather, and your entire family.

  19. Praise the Lord! God is, indeed, sooooo GOOD! So thankful for your and Heather’s good news!

  20. We all have so many Blessings in our lives – yes please, let me and all of us GIVE THANKS, with a very special prayer and thank you Lord for Heather and her family for the faith and strength to receive the news today

  21. That is great news.

  22. Wonderful news, thanks so much for sharing with us!

  23. So thankful for God’s healing of Heather! I cannot imagine the relief you must feel. God is good all the time.

  24. Sarah, Thanks for sharing the good news! Praise the Lord. We have all been hoping for this news since day one. I am thankful for my family and their health this year as well.

  25. Harrowing years! So thankful all is progressing well, with hopes and prayers that it continues to do so. Happiest holiday season for you and your family-and everyone

  26. We serve an Awesome God!

  27. I’m grateful for the many little miracles that led to your daughter’s recovery and that you shared your journey with us. What a relief it must be to have that burden lifted. Congratulations!

  28. Wonderful news! God IS good💖

  29. I’m grateful for the many little miracles that led to your daughter’s recovery. Thank you for sharing your journey.

  30. Hi Heather, I am so thrilled to hear how God answered our prayers for your precious daughter! Your note was a perfect start to my day ! God is Faithful !

  31. Hi Sarah, this makes me so happy! Prayers answered!
    Now that background mom-worry-mode can take a break 🙏

  32. What wonderful news. God is good.

  33. So so so happy for you and your family.

  34. Well Sarah, I am praising the Lord, alongside you for the wonderful healing power for Heather! I have often wondered what happened to her when I prayed for you folks. God is Good all the time!

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