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Quilting for Halloween | Halloween Pumpkin Quilt

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Are you looking for a fun quilting project to get you in the Halloween spirit? If so, I have the perfect quilt for you! This pumpkin quilt is made using fabrics from Northcott Fabrics Black Cat Capers collection. It’s sure to be a hit with all your friends and family this Halloween season. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

When I saw this pattern from The Pattern Basket called ‘Hocus Pocus’ I knew I needed to make it for this Halloween season.

Check out the Sew Along here:

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Beginner Friendly Halloween Quilt

I love how simple the blocks are to piece together as every is either rectangles or squares so this is a perfect beginner friendly quilting project to sew.

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Choose your fabrics – go for Halloween-themed prints in orange, black, and green

Looking for a Northcott fabric to spook up your Halloween quilt? Look no further! Northcott has all the prints you’ll need to make a stunningly frightful creation. From spider webs and cats to breathtakingly spooky bats, Northcott’s orange, black, and green fabrics in the Black Cat Caper line will have you feeling ghoulish in delight. Take your pick from this vast selection and let your creativity run wild! Who said Halloween was just for little kids? Time to scare the world with your perfectly crafted masterpiece!


There are three sizes of pumpkin blocks, each made in three different colours.  I decided to make my version with the oh so Halloween inspiring ‘Black Cat Capers’ collection from Northcott Fabrics with a few basics thrown in (greys, white and a couple black prints).

The fabric I used is as follows:
Black Cat Capers Northcott Fabrics Orange
Black Cat Capers Northcott Fabric Black
Black Cat Capers Northcott Fabric Grey
Black Cat Capers Northcott Fabric - Accent Colours and Binding Fabric
I really wanted this quilt to have a fun “pop” of colour, even though it was a Halloween quilt and this colour pallet just fit the bill.

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Cut out your quilt top and piece the pumpkin quilt blocks

Quilting pumpkin-themed projects is a great way to get into the fall spirit! Cutting out your quilt top and piecing the pumpkin quilt blocks together can be both fun and rewarding. The pumpkin shape holds a certain charm, from its rounded edges to its vibrant colors. You can sew block after block of pumpkin charm, all with their own personality, until you have put together an autumn masterpiece you can be proud of. I was also really drawn to the sawtooth star blocks (one of my favourite blocks to add into a quilt) that go above the smallest pumpkin blocks.  This created a nice modern style quilt that I am very excited to use this Halloween.  Quilting pumpkin-themed pieces will have you saying ”Oh my gourd!”.

Sew your quilt top together, using a sewing machine or needle and thread

Quilting can be a ghoulishly satisfying endeavor, particularly when you’re piecing together a spooky Halloween quilt. The fabrics can really bring a smile to your face as you envision your work-of-art taking shape. To sew your quilt top together, fear not! Whether it’s the ghostly hum of a sewing machine or the guttural spells of hand stitching, it’s all enough to raise the dead! Don’t let goblins in your closet discourage you from completing the best Halloween quilt ever. You’ll terrorize your family with delight with your quilting handiwork once it’s completed.

Add batting and backing fabric to your quilt top, then quilt it all together

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of quilting up your quilt top in time for fall. Whether you choose to quilt by hand or with a machine, when you add warm batting and backing fabric – not to mention your special quilting touch – you’ll create a quilt that you and your loved ones will cuddle up with this autumn. Create something extraordinary this season with quilting for fall!

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Now for the backing, I wanted to a very luxurious and warm backing so I chose a faux fur minky fabric that is extremely soft. 

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That being said, that faux fur minky layer was a pain on the long arm and rather slippery.  The super long pile and silkiness that makes it so soft and warm also make it dreadful to quilt as it wants to slide around.  I am not sure I will use this thick of a pile of minky fabric again.  Though it is tempting to use again, as it is so lux and soft.
The colours on this quilt really get me in the Halloween spirit.  The are vibrant and bright and cherry, but also have that spooky element.  Also, as this quilt is just pumpkins, I can have it out all October long as it fits nicely into the Thanksgiving tone of the season as well.

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I really enjoy it on my bed to really take centre stage on the Halloween decor.  As this quilt is between a double and lap size quilt it is also perfect for the living room to curl up under on the couch as I sit and read some spooky(ish) book while I hand out candy to trick or treaters.  (Let’s be honest here, I don’t do scary but I love a good magical / fantasy book, which is perfect for the season).

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I do have a “twin” for this quilt, made to the same dimensions of the quilt and same fabric, but with a different design coming and I am hoping to have that one completed before Halloween so I can share it all with you.

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I still have a bit of Halloween prep and decorating to go before the big day, but isn’t decorating and sewing up the projects part of the fun, anyways?

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For now, the quilt resides in my bedroom, as I begin adding more and more spooky elements around the house.

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Snuggle up in your finished quilt and enjoy!

The struggle of finding the perfect cozying Halloween-themed quilt is finally over! Nothing is quite as satisfying as crawling between two warm layers of your handmade pumpkin quilt, burrowing in for a night of fun, fright, and relaxation. Now all you need to do is settle down with a spooky Halloween tale and snuggle up with your completed quilt in a comfy corner – darkness embracing, night hooting outside and the alluring aroma of warming spices wafting by and hand out candy to those cute trick or treaters. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it? Enjoy your Halloween bliss!

Now that you know how to make a pumpkin quilt, it’s time to get started! Gather your fabrics, cut out your quilt top, and sew everything together. Then add batting and backing fabric and quilt it all together. Snuggle up in your finished quilt and enjoy! If you need a little help along the way, watch the video tutorial on how to quilt this pumpkin quilt up.

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