Patchwork Halloween Quilt
Project by Michelle Roberts at Creative Blonde
Create your own spooky Halloween quilt with festive appliqué using vibrant fabrics from Craft Cotton Co.
Please read through all the instructions before starting your project.
Finished size 36” x 36” (seam allowance 1/4” and has been added to measurements)
Four black FQ’s
Essential Trends fat quarters (5 Piece set)
38” x 38” Heritage cotton mix batting from Bosal
38” x 38” Black textured blenders fabric (backing)
FQ of lime green blenders (binding)
Gutermann thread (black 000, orange 351, green 336)
30” x 16” Vlieseline Bondaweb
· Quilter’s ruler, rotary cutter/scissors
· Cutting mat
· Basic sewing supplies
· Clover Fabric pen
· Odif 505 temporary adhesive spray
Cut the following to make the top quilt…
Four 12 ¼” x 12 ¼” squares from the black fabrics
Five 12 ¼” x 12 ¼” squares from the orange fabrics
This quilt is made up of 9 blocks, 12 ½” x 12 ½”
Join the squares together to create a 9 block (3x3) top quilt, press seams open.
Use the remaining left-over fabrics, for the appliqué shapes.
Print the templates, and trace them onto the paper side of the bondaweb, a light box can help with this. You will need 4 cats, 2 in each direction, and 4 large pumpkins and 8 small pumpkins. Roughly cut around each shape, and fuse to their corresponding fabrics.
Cut out carefully and leave to one side.
Your quilt is now ready for quilting, I chose to quilt it before adding the appliqués, so that the appliqué shapes would have depth.
Baste the batting, and backing piece to the top quilt.
Quilt using your preferred method.
Trim away excess batting and backing fabric.
Binding - Cut 1 ½” strips from the lime green fabric and join to create one long length, join to front edge of quilt. Press over ¼” and hand sew to the reverse.
Your halloween quilt is ready for the appliqué shapes.
Drop the feed dog on your machine, and change your foot out for a free motion quilting foot.
Peel away the bondaweb paper, and fuse each shape in place.
Stitch around each shape 1/8” from outer edge. Add details onto the pumpkins using the orange thread, whiskers on the cats using the black thread and finally add decoration around the tops of the pumpkins using the green thread.
Your quilt is now complete!
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Stockist for Gutermann Threads
Made by Michelle Roberts for The Craft Cotton Company 2021