23 of the best Halloween quilting patterns – ghosts, witches and bats galore
Yup, the spookiest of holidays is just around the corner, so we've rounded up some fun Halloween quilts to get you into the trick or treat spirit!
Dive into our favourite Halloween quilt patterns with this round up of our favourite quilts to make to celebrate the spooky season! We've put together this list of our favourite Halloween quilts to inspire you to sew little ghosts, black cats and witches hats!
We've picked a range of quilts for all abilities in this round up – for some of these you won't need any sewing experience to give them a go (look for the ones that use 'traditional piecing' – a mixture of squares and half square triangles), while others give you the chance to play around with quilting techniques, from appliqué to paper piecing.
We've included a range of different projects for you, including some free Halloween quilt patterns alongside paid PDF patterns to download and make instantly. Dive in and let us know your favourite! We hope you enjoy these hauntingly good Halloween quilt patterns...
Main image: Little Ghost quilt pattern by Ellisa and Higs.
Stitch some creepy quilts with these Halloween quilt patterns
1. Halloween Witches Hats Quilt Pattern
- Buy now from Polka Dot Chair ($9.95).
Combine a fiendish mix of witch hat quilt blocks and pumpkin quilt blocks with this fun Halloween quilt from Polka Dot Chair. Opt for low volume prints to back your Halloween motifs to make them pop. All in all to make this quilt you'll piece together 40 Witch Hat blocks, 3 Pumpkin blocks and 3 blank blocks, to make a quilt that measures 53x53inches.
2. Scaredy Cat Halloween quilt pattern
- Buy now from Etsy (£3.97).
Scaredy Cat Quilt © Trellis & Thyme
We first spied this beautiful cat quilt block by Trellis and Thyme on Instagram and had to track it down! It's available to buy over on their jam-packed Etsy store of PDF quilt block patterns. There's plenty of projects on their Etsy to choose from, including a range of Halloween quilt patterns.
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3. Creepy Critters Classic Halloween Quilting Pattern
- Buy now from Etsy (£17.15).
We've included a range of quilts that are both quick, and more complicated, to sew in this round up, and if you've got a bit of time to spare and a love of homemade Halloween quilts, this Creepy Critters quilt could be the one for you – complete with spiders, bats and all sorts of seasonal motifs.
4. Modern Holiday Quilt – The Ghost pattern
- Buy now from Then Came June ($10.00).
Halloween quilting patterns don't come more fun than these friendly little ghosts. Then Came June's adorable ghost quilt pattern has been on our quilting wish list ever since it was first released.
5. Sew a spider web
This awesome patchwork spiderweb is one of the projects in Sew a Modern Halloween by Riel Nason. It includes 15 spooky makes for your home this Halloween.
6. Bats and Boos Quiltalong
Fat Quarter Shop first revealed their 2021 Halloween Quilt and Stitch Along back in August and then slowly released new weekly instalments of the free Halloween Quilt and cross stitch pattern, along with YouTube video tutorials for crafters to stitch along with at home. Read up on how to make it over at blog.fatquartershop.com
Halloween projects for little monsters!
If you love an autumnal craft session, you might also like our easy Halloween crafts for kids.
7. Not so Spooky Stitching Club Mini Quilt
- Buy now from Etsy (£8.95).
Given we pretty much love everything Mollie Johanson makes, it's hardly surprising that the latest Halloween addition to her Wild Olive Etsy store is a complete treat to stitch. Enjoy some soothing slow stitching by combining embroidery & English Paper Piecing.
The 13 week PDF Halloween pattern club is suitable for beginners and supplies you with the embroidery patterns, paper piecing templates, and instructions you need to get stitching. All in all the project includes 13 embroidery patterns with favourite Halloween motifs. Each one fits on a piece that's part of a hexagon spider web mini quilt for you to sew by hand.
8. Pumpkins in a row table runner pattern
- Buy now from Annies Attic ($11.99).
Reach for a favourite Autumnal fabric charm pack of pre-cuts and have fun piecing this pumpkin Halloween quilting pattern to make a seasonal table runner. It's the perfect showstopper for your table, and will be a beautiful make for Thanksgiving too.
9. Boo Halloween quilt block pattern
- Buy now from Etsy (£6.22)
Ellise and Higgs' fun-filled quilt block pattern is made using traditional patchwork piecing with appliqué letters. Download the PDF pattern and start stitching your own Halloween quilt!
10. Spider web quilt pattern
Blogger Life in the Scrapatch has put together a five part quilt-a-long to talk you through how to sew this eye-catching Halloween quilt pattern – so you can ensure you're on track with her expert advice all the whole way through. Find the pattern and instructions over at scrapatches.blogspot.com
11. Pumpkin patch table runner
Hosting any dinner parties throughout Autumn? You'll need this pumpkin patch table runner in your home, then. It'll suit Thanksgiving dinners and Halloween parties alike. Find the free pattern over at Diary of a Quilter.
12. Bat Paper Piecing pattern
- Buy now from Etsy (£2.99).
This is the first of three bat-themed quilt patterns which we've included in this round up so you can pick your favourite. Get the PDF foundation piecing pattern from Quilty Pie for just £2.99.
13. Candy corns Halloween quilting pattern
- Buy now from Etsy (£2.78).
One for all our US followers, or those of you looking for Halloween quilt blocks that are maybe less scary and more scrumptious. This quilting blocks pattern by CenterStreetQuilts is a lovely way to get quilting for spooky season without frightening young children in the family. Plus there's something essentially satisfying about making quilts that are themed around food.
14. Quilted skull pillow
For a harrowing Halloween make that won't take months to put together, how about the free Halloween quilt pattern for this skull pillow from Modern Handcraft? It's easy to piece with traditional half-square triangles, then machine appliqué the face details.
15. Frankstein quilt pattern
- Buy now from Etsy (£6.22).
Get ready for some monstrous making fun with this Halloween quilt block pattern from Ellis & Higgs. The pattern is available in English or German and your finished quilt blocks can come in two sizes - 6x6in or 12x12in.
16. Holy smokes, Batman!
While you're in the zone of exploring the darker side of life, jump on the timeless trend and inject some superpowers into your home with this caped crusader-inspired EPP masterpiece by Tina Prior. Find the pattern in digital issue 65 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine.
17. Traditional Witch Quilt Block Pattern
- Buy now from Etsy (£4.79).
We've included a lot of our favourite modern Halloween quilt patterns in this round-up, but we do love a classic quilt too, and so we've fallen in love with this Flying Witch on a broomstick pattern.
Whip up a batch to make your own Halloween witch quilt, or just piece the one and frame her with patchwork squares as a quilt top centre piece. She's stitched using foundation paper piecing, so if you're new to this, check out our beginner's guide to foundation paper piecing before you start.
18. Haunted House Quilt panel kit
- Buy now from Etsy (£7.50).
For those traditional Halloween fans reading this – who want to go the full shebang and quilt tombstones and midnight scenes, check out this detailed Halloween quilt kit from The Sewing Shop. Your finished quilt will measure 65 x 75in and is actually easier to sew than it looks as it includes pre-printed fabrics. Confident beginners should be able to tackle it – and then treasure it for years.
19. Midnight Bite Paper Piecing Pattern
- Buy now from Etsy (£9.94).
For more confident quilters, treat yourself to a bit of soothing paper piecing with Lilly Ella Stitchery. Whip up this Halloween bat quilt pattern using her affordable PDF pattern.
20. Little ghost quilt pattern
- Buy now from Etsy (£6.22).
Who says Halloween has to be scary? This sweet Halloween ghost quilt pattern from Ellisa and Higgs is traditionally pieced using simple shapes and half square triangles, so should be easy to approach for a confident beginner quilter.
21. Ms Winifred's Closet Halloween Quilt
- Buy now from Etsy (£7.96).
This classic quilt pattern is a bestseller on Etsy for reason! The PDF pattern uses a mixture of appliqué and piecing to make an instant family heirloom quilt. It's the perfect choice for those of you searching for Halloween witch quilt patterns online. Pattern available from Just Let Me Quilt.
22. Halloween quilt block bundle
- Buy now from Etsy (£9.00).
This trio of PDF Halloween quilt block patterns from Sandra Healy Designs, includes a pumpkin, Jack O'Lantern and crow – they'll make a unique addition to your spooky patchwork. They're all sewn using traditional piecing (so all basic shapes that are simple to cut and then sew together in the right order), so they're a beginner friendly set too!
Looking for more Halloween craft ideas? Check out our roundup of the best fun and festive door decorations!
23. Scaredy Cat Quilt Pattern
- Buy now from Etsy (£7.91).
This modern Halloween quilt by Jedi Craft Girl combines contemporary pieced stars with low volume background and (the real star of the show) sweet black cat quilt blocks.
This is a PDF download pattern and will make a finished quilt that measures 66x79inches. We are fighting the urge to write up a sister post to this one, just filled with cat quilt patterns. Leave a comment below if you'd like to see that and we'll make it happen!
Sew your way through Autumn with Halloween quilt patterns
These fun Halloween quilt patterns make the perfect Autumnal project. Each one will take anywhere from one day to a month to complete so start them ASAP!
Whether you're focusing on just one block, or stitching a whole quilt, they're a great way to slowly build your excitement. Start them in September and you'll have a finished piece ready for October.
All that's left is to grab your favourite Halloween fabrics, pop on Hocus Pocus and get stitching.
More spooky stitching to get stuck into!
Now you've finished your Halloween quilt you need to get decorating. Check out our easy DIY Halloween decorations.
Zoe is the launch Editor of Gathered.how. She has over a decade of craft publishing experience under her belt. She's a quilter and sewist who works with the UK’s best-selling craft magazines including Today’s Quilter, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Simply Sewing and The World of Cross Stitching. Zoe loves being immersed in Gathered’s quilting content, tweaking our tutorials and publishing new patterns. Zoe has previously written for radiotimes.com, Simply Knitting and The World of Cross Stitching and was previously Deputy Editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine. She has guest-lectured at Bath Spa University. She’s a keen quilter with 5 projects in progress at any one time and another 12 or so planned.
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