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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 strip and patchwork quilts in Halloween-themed fabrics. I’m sure you will find a pattern to suit your quilting style!

Free Halloween Quilt Patterns

There are so many Halloween quilt patterns available now. Ranging from simple patchwork to more advanced techniques, like paper piecing. There’s a Halloween quilt project for just about anyone’s style. Many are paid versions, but tons of free Halloween quilt patterns are available, too!

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!

Halloween Sewing

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 quilts until we’re well into September!

Maybe it’s because it’s still so hot and summery outside. Or maybe it’s because I 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 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 have always been some of my favorite sewing projects. 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.

free strip quilt pattern

Halloween Quilt Inspiration

So, if you’re like me and need a little help getting into the Halloween spirit, why not try sewing some Halloween quilts of your own? You might find that quilting is the perfect way to get ready for Halloween!

If you are a beginning quilter, I have another Quilt round-up of over 75 easy quilt projects that are perfect for beginners. Any of those quilts could be made with Halloween-theme fabrics for an easy Halloween quilt.


39+ Free Halloween Quilt Patterns to get you in the spooky spirit

Frequently Asked Quilting questions for beginners

What is the easiest quilt pattern for beginners?

Look for quilt patterns that use 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. Your fabric will often 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, 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.

Where do you find your Cute Fabrics?

I shop all over! But a few of my favorite places to find fabrics are The Fat Quarter Shop (they ship so fast and have lots of sales!), Southern Fabrics (I love their color bundles), and Etsy.

Should I prewash my fabrics?

Ok, this is a bit of a personal choice… For me, I only prewash fabric if I am making clothing. When sewing quilts, I want my fabric to shrink up a bit after quilting to achieve that quilted crinkly look.

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2 Comments

  1. Love these designs .Thank you!

  2. I think I want all of them!!!!! But I also think I can take some parts of several to make a good sized quilt – a picnic quilt for those cool leafy days for a hike.
    Thanks so much!