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Easy Peasy Halloween Quilt

Updated on March 8, 2016
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Quilter, author, tutor, and columnist, Jan T Urquhart Baillie has been sharing her passion for quilting for more than 30 years.

Sew together some halloween print fabrics into an easy to make quilt

This quilt is so easy to make, and could be just as much fun without the cat applique blocks.

There are instructions for cutting the squares, joining the blocks (squares) into rows, putting the rows of the quilt together, and the fabric requirements for a 47 inch square halloween quilt.

Easy Peasy and fast as well!

Many variations can be achieved with this simple design, simply by altering the placement of the dark fabrics and the light ones.

I know you will have fun with this.


  • Christmas quilt top? Change the fabrics to reds and greens, holly and bells...
  • Little boy's quilt? Fun animal fabrics, or alphabet, or dinosaurs...

The quilt - with cat applique blocks

Easy Peasy Halloween Quilt
Easy Peasy Halloween Quilt
Black cat block
Black cat block

My design has black cat blocks

See the hard to see cats on the blue fabric?

I flipped some of the applique to make the blocks rotate around the quilt.

You could make the quilt with no applique blocks or use quilt block panels.

Black cat on monster fabric
Black cat on monster fabric

Another version of the cat block

on monster fabric

You can make the cat blocks really stand out, like the centre block in the quilt, or make them mysterious and spooky like the 'hidden' cats.

Kids will especially like to find the 'scary' stuff hiding in the quilt.

General Instructions

For making your own Easy Peasy Halloween quilt

  1. Cut squares of fabric, with seam allowances added.
  2. For 9 inch finished squares, cut at 9½ inches.
  3. Sew together with ¼ inch seams.
  4. Press to the darker fabric.
  5. Sew rows, then sew rows together.
  6. Finally add a border (as wide as you like).

The hub below shows how to do perfect ¼ inch seams, and how to press for successful patchwork, if you need a refresher.

Cut the squares - from your halloween print fabrics

Cut squares at 9½ inches in the fabrics you have chosen for your quilt.

I cut:

  • 8 blue and black cat fabric
  • 4 haunted house fabric for the corners
  • 4 monster fabric for cat blocks
  • 4 skeleton fabric
  • 4 spider fabric
  • 1 green dot for the centre black cat

Substitute your own fabric choices

Fabric List - for Easy Peasy Halloween Quilt

  • 3/8 yard haunted house fabirc
  • 3/8 yard spider fabric
  • 3/8 yard monster fabric
  • 5/8 yard blue and black cat fabric
  • 3/8 yard skeleton fabric
  • 3/8 yard border fabric
  • 3/8 yard green spot fabric
  • 1/4 yard black fabric for the cats if you are appliqueing
  • 1/8 yard broom fabric
  • Scraps of green fabric for the cats' eyes, and broom handles

How pretty the quilt would be in this set of farics

Different fabrics, different quilt

Fat quarters are a great way to get a selection of fabrics that would be beautiful together or mixed with other choices.

Each fat quarter is cut from a half yard (or metre) of fabic, which is then cut into two roughly square pieces. Half of half a yard = one fat quarter.

There are many bundles of especially chosen fabrics on Amazon, and I have chosen one for you that I just love. I would love a quilt made from these.


Assemble the squares (blocks)

Into rows as follows

Assemble the top row - Sew 5 of the 9 and 1/2 inch squares together like this

Top and bottom row of the halloween quilt
Top and bottom row of the halloween quilt

Make 2

As you sew each block to the next, press towards the darker of the two fabrics.

Watch how I do it.

Jan T's pressing technique for perfect seams

Sew the second row - Sew five squares together in this sequence

Second row and second last row
Second row and second last row

Make 2

Make the middle row - Sew 5 squares together in this sequence

Centre row
Centre row

Make 1

Join the rows

Sew the rows together and press the seams to one side

Row sequence

  1. Top row
  2. Second row
  3. Middle row
  4. Second row
  5. Top row

Add borders if you want to make the quilt bigger.

A version of the Easy Peasy Halloween Quilt - with no cat blocks

Halloween quilt design
Halloween quilt design | Source

© 2011 Jan T Urquhart Baillie


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