Eerie Halloween Quilt Tutorial

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Easy to make Eerie Halloween baby quilt

Are you getting ready for fall? Leaves changing colors and falling, pumpkins and of course Halloween! This is my favorite time of year.

This Eerie Halloween Quilt Tutorial is based on a sweet little quilt that I made some time ago using fun Halloween fabrics, can you guess how long ago I made it? I’ll share at the end.

Eerie Halloween Quilt Tutorial

Approximate size 50″ x 54″

I used a Jelly Roll of 2½” fabric strips to make this quilt. Can you see the spiders, pumpkins and owls? This Jelly Roll is no long available but Fat Quarter Shop has 2 really cute Halloween Jelly Rolls that would be perfect to use!

Cutting and sewing the jelly roll strips together for the Eerie Halloween quilt

Grab a Jelly Roll or some 2½” strips and make this!

Just choose 5 strips and sew them together. It is always recommended to sew the rows together in opposite directions as this helps your piece stay straight. Your strip will measure 10½” wide.

Press the seams all in the same direction and then sub-cut into 10½” squares. I was able to get four 10½” squares from each strip set. There are usually 42 strips in a Jelly Roll so you should be able to make 8 strips using the different prints.

I also thought about doing a design like this, wouldn’t that have been fun!

sewing the jelly roll strips together for the Eerie Halloween quilt

Here is another quilt design that would have been fun to make with these strips.

another fun quilt design using a jelly roll

Eerie Halloween Quilt Tutorial

  • I sewed 5 blocks together and then decided to cut them in half so my rows were only 5¼” wide.
  • Just turn one of the rows the opposite direction as I did.

Cutting the jelly row quilt strips in half

  • Measure your rows.
  • Cut 2½” black sashing strips the length of your rows and sew between the rows.

add sashing strips to the jelly roll quilt rows

I am pretty sure that the piece of fabric I had for the backing was just a little bit too small so I ended up cutting off a little bit of the quilt rows to make it work. Like I mention before….it has been a while since I made this.Quilt was too long so removed some blocks

Add a backing and batting and then quilt it. I did a fairly large stipple quilting design on the quilt using my 15-91 Singer sewing machine.

quilting the Eerie Halloween quilt

Did you notice that the back of the quilt has a blue fabric? This was something I had in my stash for some time. I used a black fabric for the binding on the quilt.

You can read my tutorial on adding binding to your quilt by machine. This is the way I always do it.

Eerie quilt for Halloween on the bench outside

This tree was one of my favorite props for my quilts. It was a Rosebud that and a storm took it out several years ago.

Eerie halloween quilt hanging in tree

See the tree in the background down by the river? That was our beautiful tree that was knocked down two years ago. I sure miss both of those trees!Eerie halloween quilt hanging in tree

I remember that it was chilly that day and seeing this boat heading down river for the winter.Quilt by the Mississippi river with a boat going by

It is always fun to take photos next door outside my brother’s house. Would you believe I made this quilt and did a post about it in 2011? Wow, where does time go! I believe this quilt went home with one of my granddaughters.

Eerie quilt for Halloween on the neighbors stair rail


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All rolled up!

Eerie Alley Quilt rolled up

Have you ever made a quilt or quilt project for Halloween? I have several others that I need to update and share. Feel free to save this to Pinterest.

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  1. Very cute!! I do think you need to do the triangle one too! Yes I love making quilty things for the seasons-as you know, LOL I think my IB October has to be a halloween one:)

  2. Sherry of createology says:

    Hi Connie. Wasn’t 2011 just last year? LOL. My how the time flies… Love your Halloween quilt. Happy Haunting Dear…<3

  3. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Connie, This quilt is fun and fabulous with the fabrics you used and the great tutorial making it a quick quilt to make and enjoy! You would not believe the number of times when I see your quilts on pinterest. I do believe that quilters really like and use your patterns quite often! I can not resist looking and pinning a tad bit every day. LOL. I keep saying I will be done with this quilt I am doing, yet here I am still working on it. Ha, Ha, Ha….I am actually going to have the Scalloped bottom border all sewn on by days end, two more borders to go. LOL. I think it is fabulous that you are sharing projects over from years ago. So thank you for sharing these old but new great tutorials that still work wonderfully to make a snuggly warm quilt! Have a marvelous day!

  4. That’s a cute quilt, Connie. I mostly don’t “holiday” quiilts, but I still think they are fun.