39+ Free Halloween Quilt Patterns to Get You in the Spooky Spirit
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Find a fun new Halloween Quilt to sew, just in time to spruce up your space for the holiday! I have gathered up a big list of over 39 Free Halloween Quilt patterns.
You’ll find just about anything and everything Halloween-themed, from pumpkin quilts, cats, witches, and spider quilt patterns, to more simple Halloween strip and patchwork quilts. I am sure you will find something to suit your style!
Free Halloween Quilt Patterns
Are you looking for a few fun Halloween Quilt Patterns to sew?
There are just so many fun free quilt options out there now. Ranging from simple patchwork to more advanced techniques, like paper piecing. There’s a Halloween quilt project out there for just about anyone’s style.
So whether you’re looking for a new project or just want to enjoy looking at some pretty Halloween quilts, I’ve got you covered with today’s list of over 39 free Halloween quilt patterns!
What kind of quilter are you? Are you someone who loves getting a head start on everything, finishing all of your holiday sewing months before the season even starts?
Or are you more like me? For whatever reason, I can’t even start thinking about Halloween quilt patterns until we’re well into September!
Maybe it’s because it’s still so hot and summery outside.
Or maybe it’s because I just don’t want to think about the cold days and 5 pm sunsets quite yet.
Either way, I always wait until the leaves start falling before I start looking for quilt patterns that will get me into the Halloween spirit. And when I finally do start quilting for Halloween, I always have a blast!
Halloween quilts are always some of my favorites to sew. I love both the traditional and non-traditional Halloween color combinations. There’s just something about quilting and sewing with colorful, spooky fabrics that makes me feel happy, despite the rainy fall weather outside.
Halloween Quilt Inspiration
Over the years, I’ve collected quite a long list of Halloween quilt patterns, tutorials, blocks, and other types of inspiration. Today’s list has a variety of patterns; including simple patchwork, modern designs, and fun, spooky shapes that run the gamut from simple to more complex.
There’s definitely a Halloween quilt pattern for everyone on this list!
So if you’re like me and you need a little help getting into the Halloween spirit, why not try sewing some Halloween quilts of your own? You might just find that quilting is the perfect way to get ready for Halloween!
This adorable Ghost Quilt block measures in at 12 inches square, so you would only need 16 little ghosts plus some sashing and a border to make a 56 inch square lap quilt. Of course, you could make a smaller wall hanging or mini quilt if desired.
Easy-to-make free plus quilt pattern is a modern take on the fast and easy plus quilt. This beginner-friendly quilt pattern comes together super fast so you can enjoy your creation immediately. The pdf pattern is available as a lap size quilt with three different versions! Choose the one you like best and get to quilting!
A quilt is a great way to spread that spooky Halloween feeling. You can put them over the back of a couch, hang them on the wall, put them on the table (like a tablecloth), or even at the bottom of a bed. This Gone Batty Halloween Quilt pattern is a perfect bat-inspired quilt to liven up your Halloween decor.
This Trick or Treat Halloween quilt pattern is from Fig Tree and Company. The pattern is made using a jelly roll and is a fun, slightly more traditional-style quilt to make for both the fall and Halloween seasons. The author of this quilt has the pattern split up on several pages. Just scroll to the bottom of her post for the links.
This Trick or Treat Halloween Quilt Pattern from Stash Bandit is adorable! It's made by repeating and rotating the same quilt block in different colors. The possibilities with this quilt pattern are endless! Pattern
The perfect Halloween quilt for all of your Halloween scraps. This adorable Halloween Cats mini quilt is a must-make addition to your holiday décor. The good news is you can repeat the blocks as many times as you want to make a full-size quilt.
I love the simplicity of this Fat Quarter Halloween Quilt! The quilt comes together super fast and is perfect for beginners or someone who just wants a quick project. All you need is 11 Fat Quarters for the front and 2.25 yards for the backing!
This barn bat quilt block is a bit more on the complicated side, but it is perfect for showing off your Halloween fabrics. Make Just one block for a mini quilt or wall hanging or make several and sew them together for a full-size Halloween quilt.
I like that this quilt incorporates some of those cute panels that you can always find in the designer Halloween fabric collections. Of course, if you don't have an appropriately sized pane, you can just use a regular fabric cut or maybe do some fun appliqueing. Little note on this fabric link, for whatever reason, I could not get the pattern to open in chrome. (I have a new laptop that is doing different things than my last one.) But I was able to right-click on the link, copy the link and paste it into the Microsoft Edge browser and it opened with no issues.
Frequently Asked Quilting questions for beginners
What is the easiest quilt pattern for beginners?
Look for quilt patterns thatuse simple basic shapes such as large squares or rectangles, or strips. These types of quilts are fast to assemble, and if you make a mistake, you’ll find they are very forgiving.
Do I need a special sewing machine to start quilting?
No, you do not need a special machine to learn how to quilt. As long as the machine is in good working order and can sew a straight stitch, it will work!
I can’t seem to get my seams/blocks to line up properly.
I have a few recommendations for you to double-check if you are having trouble getting your seams to line up.
Press and starch fabric before sewing and cutting. Many times your fabric will come from the store with crinkles and wrinkles. (Especially if you are working with fat quarters or already cut fabric that has sat on a shelf for several years.) If you cut your shapes before pressing, you may find your edges may be off on one side or the other. Pre-pressing and starching (if needed) will help with this.
Make sure your cuts are accurate. If your ruler slides just a little bit each time, it can affect how your blocks line up.
Don’t forget to check your seam allowance before starting to sew! Every time I start a project, I line my needle up using a seam allowance ruler. I recommend this quarter-inch foot with the guide. (Just choose one that fits your machine.) Once I have made the adjustments to my needle, the guide helps keep all my seams perfectly aligned.
Squaring up your blocks: Do not skip the step of squaring up your blocks! If your seams are off, even by a millimeter, this will affect how your blocks will line up. (There are special rulers designed for squaring up blocks, but if you are just getting started, a large square ruler will work.)
Nesting your seams. Nesting seams means aligning the seams of each block in a row, so they line up almost like a puzzle piece. Nesting the seams can also help line up squares that might be just a tiny bit off as you can fold the edges in one direction or the other for the perfect alignment.
Ok, this is a bit of a personal choice… For me, I only prewash fabric if I am making clothing. When sewing quilts, I do want my fabric to shrink up a bit after quilting to achieve that quilted crinkly look.