Fall and Halloween Inspired Quilts and Tutorials

Fall and Halloween quilt ideas

Have I mentioned that Fall is my favorite? Some of my favorite projects I’ve made have been fall themed. So I thought I’d put together a list of some favorites of my own fall-themed projects from the past as well as lots of other cute Halloween and Fall-themed sewing and quilt projects.

halloween pumpkin patchwork pillow tutorial

One of my favorite – and most popular – recent projects is this super simple, scrappy Patchwork Pumpkin quilt block. I made mine from all scraps. You can find the tutorial here.


The tutorial contains an added variation for making a whole pumpkin-patch table runner.

Halloween bunting patchwork quilt pattern

This Halloween Bunting quilt is made using my Summer Bunting quilt pattern. It’s a perfect quilt for showing off big, fun Halloween prints.

halloween Boo to you! quilt-001

This simple Halloween quilt is perfect for showing off cute novelty Halloween prints. This quilt pattern is similar to my Lattice Quilt Pattern.

Halloween modern quilt made with scraps

This is our Halloween quilt I made a few years ago. I wanted to do something modern in Halloween colors that would use up lots of scraps as well as the assortment of novelty prints I’d collected over the years.  This is a fun style if you’re not as into novelty prints, but want to make something just in fall or Halloween colors, like this one by Allison Harris, which very much inspired my own quilt.

witches hat halloween quilt pattern

The Polkadot Chair has an adorable quilt called Halloween Haberdashery. You can find the pattern here.

Halloween Ghost pattern from Pen and Paper Patterns

I love the creativity and whimsy of Pen and Paper Patterns quilt designs. This Ghost Quilt is so much fun!

Free Halloween quilt pattern from Fort Worth Fabric Studios

I think this Halloween Quilt pattern from Fort Worth Fabric Studio is fantastic. Download the free pattern here.

Halloween Cat and Pumpkins patchwork quilt from Jedi Craft Girl

This adorable Cats and Pumpkins quilt pattern is by Amanda, aka Jedi Craft Girl.

Bats quilt pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew


Amanda also created this quilt using Halloween colors, but not overtly Halloween-y:  Disappearing nine-patch tutorial from Jedi Craft Girl.

This Halloween-inspired sampler quilt is by Nadra Ridgeway of Ellis and Higgs. Did you know you can have pink floral ghosts and green floral cats for your Halloween quilt? Yes you can! Darling pattern by Nadra.

Here’s another example of a traditional block made with Halloween fabric. I love this version of the Gingham Girl star quilt pattern made by Elisabeth of Brown Bird Creations.

cat quilt

This chevron quilt tutorial by The Little Fabric Shop is one of the best chevron tutorials I’ve come across. I’ve got it pinned to use sometime soon. And I love it in the fall-ish/Halloween-y fabrics.

Autumn Pumpkin wool banner tutorial

Cutest wool pumpkin banner tutorial from Amy Chappell of Ameroonie Designs. I especially love the three-dimensional wool flowers.

Last minute DIY Halloween fabric bunting tutorial

If you’re looking for something quick and simple, you can find the tutorial for this last-minute Halloween bunting here.

Halloween Embroidery Hoop art free pattern from Flamingo Toes

Looking for a Trick-or-Treat bag pattern? Check out this tutorial from Applegreen Cottage.

Halloween quilts collageSome other fun Halloween-inspired blocks, quilts, and smaller projects include (many on my to-make list) include the Large Hexagon Quilt by Polkadot Chair,  Ghost mug rug by Patchwork Posse, these Barn Bats by Elizabeth Hartman, Candy Corn Bunting by Modern Handcraft,  and of course a good spider web quilt. The Moda Bake Shop has this great Spiders and Webs quilt tutorial by Heidi Grohs.

modern-maples-oakshott-rubies quilt

If Halloween is not your thing, here are some fall/autumn-themed projects to inspire you. This is my version of a Modern Maples quilt – taking a traditional maple leaf block and blowing it up.

You can find a tutorial for a traditional Maple Leaf quilt block in three different sizes here.

Lori Hot Autumn Love Quilt Pattern

Lori Holt, the jedi master of adorable sampler quilts, has designed this beautiful Autumn Love quilt. You will need to buy the reusable Autumn Love plastic templates for the shapes, but the quilt pattern is free as Lori walks you through making all of the blocks on her blog.

fall table runner

Some years (most) I haven’t had time to make a big fall-themed project, but the colors are in my head and begging to be played with. So I get that out of my system by making small projects like Table Runners. Here is a simple tutorial for a quilt-as-you-go table runner.


Another example would be a quick mini quilt. This one is made with the 2 1/2″ charm squares (Quilter’s Candy by Moda). I supplemented with more prints from my stash. Tutorial here.

I still love this simple fall-inspired Broken Dishes patchwork pillow

Scrappy Pumpkin Table Runner tutorial by Andy of A Bright Corner.

Cluck Cluck Sew Pumpkin Pattern

Allison, of Cluck Cluck Sew, has created a great pumpkin quilt pattern perfect for scrappy sewing.

Adorable Acorn ornament tutorial by Nadra of Ellis and Higgs.

Quilted Leaf Coaster tutorial by Sedef Imer

Quilted Leaf Coaster Tutorial by Sedef Imer of Down Grapevine Lane

fall applique pillow

Allison also has a free tutorial for this fun  applique tree 

Lori Holt Apple blocks

Lori Holt’s adorable apple blocks. I need to make some of these one of these days…

Gratitude quilt words

Probably my all-time favorite fall-themed quilt is my Gratitude quilt I made for Thanksgiving a few years ago. This is one that had been on my bucket-list for a long time. It’s a record of the things I am most thankful for.

Gratitude quilt fenceI wrote this as a pattern for the book Sweet Celebrations with Moda Bake Shop. You could also use any traditional signature block to create your own similar result.

Over 25 ideas for Fall and Halloween Quilt and Sewing Projects

If you’re interested, you can see more Fall and Halloween sewing and quilting ideas on this pinboard

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