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 spooky 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...
For more seasonal quilt inspiration for other times of year, you might also like our free Easter quilt patterns or our pick of the best Christmas quilt patterns. If you're new to quilting, head to our guide to quilting for beginners to learn the ropes!
1. Halloween Witches Hats Quilt Pattern
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. The PDF pattern is available for $9.95 from the Polka Dot Chair Shop.
2. Scaredy Cat Halloween quilt pattern
We first spied this beautiful cat quilt block by Trellis and Thyme on Instagram and tracked it down to their jam-packed Etsy store of PDF quilt block patterns. Download this halloween quilt block pattern over on Etsy (£4.58).
Scaredy Cat Quilt © Trellis & Thyme
3. Creepy Critters Classic Halloween Quilting Pattern
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. Get the pattern from Ellis & Higgs (£17.18, Etsy).
4. Modern Holiday Quilt – The Ghost pattern
Halloween quilting patterns don't come more fun than these friendly little ghosts. Then Came June's spooky ghost quilt pattern has been on our quilting wish list ever since it was first released. Get the pattern for $8 over at thencamejune.com.
5. Sew a spider web
This awesome patchwork spiderweb is one of the projects in Sew a Modern Halloween by Riel Nason (£10.54, Amazon). 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
7. Not so Spooky Stitching Club Mini Quilt
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. Not so Spooky Stitching Club (£7.33, Etsy).
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
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. The pattern is $10.99 over at Annie's Attic. It's the perfect showstopper for your spooky table, and will be a beautiful make for Thanksgiving too.
9. Boo Halloween quilt block pattern
Ellise and Higgs' fun-filled quilt block pattern is made using traditional patchwork piecing with appliqué letters. Download the PDF pattern over on Etsy (£6.23).
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 pattern over at Diary of a Quilter.
12. Bat Paper Piecing pattern
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 £2.75 on Etsy.
13. Candy corns Halloween quilting pattern
One for all our US followers, or those of you looking for halloween quilt blocks that are maybe less scary and more scrumptious. This Eat Me Quilt pattern by Prairie Grass Patterns (£9.12, Etsy) is a lovely way to get quilting for spooky season without spooking 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 spooky Halloween make that won't take months to piece, 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
Get ready for some monstrous making fun with this Halloween quilt block pattern from Ellis & Higgs (£6.23, Etsy). 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
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 from Kohatu Patterns on Etsy (£5.16).
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
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 Fabric Utopia on Etsy (£98.05). Your finished quilt will measure 65 x 75in and is actually easier to sew than it looks as it includes pre-printed spooky fabrics. Confident beginners should be able to tackle it – and then treasure it for years.
19. Midnight Bite Paper Piecing Pattern
For more confident quilters, treat yourself to a bit of soothing paper piecing and whip up this Halloween bat quilt pattern from Lilly Ella Stitchery over on Etsy.
20. Little ghost quilt pattern
Who says Halloween has to be scary? This sweet Halloween ghost quilt pattern from Ellisa and Higgs (£6.23, Etsy) 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
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 (£6.42, Etsy)
22. Halloween quilt block bundle
This trio of PDF Halloween quilt block patterns from Sandra Healy Designs (£9, Etsy), 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!
23. Scaredy Cat Quilt Pattern
This modern Halloween quilt by Jedi Craft Girl (£7.28, Etsy) 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!
What did you think of our favourite Halloween quilts to make? Did we include your favourite? Have you made a Halloween quilt pattern that you'd recommend to others? Tell us about it in the comments below!
Zoe is Senior Editor of Gathered.how, with 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.