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Monday, October 20, 2014 17:30

Halloween Quilt

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About three years ago, my best friend’s mom made me this Halloween quilt from fabrics I picked out and fabrics in her stash.  My sewing skills are rusty at best and I’ve never done any quilting so I was so grateful that I knew someone who could help make my dreams of a Halloween throw quilt a reality.  She did such a fantastic job and it’s truly one of my most treasured possessions.  I curl up under the quilt on the couch and watch my favorite Halloween movies every year.

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The back of the quilt is covered in a candy corn print because I’m obsessed with candy corn.quilt4

I got the pillow-case and the stuffy orange skeleton at Target three years ago.

With just over two months left before Halloween, it’s time to get cracking on big projects like this.  There are lots of fun fabrics available with Halloween prints.  I found most of my fabrics on Ebay, but a few also came from Etsy and JoAnn Fabric. I’m attracted to the bright and bold prints, but there are more muted and vintage looking prints around too.  I suggest you decide what kind of mood you want the quilt to have — celebratory, scary, nostalgic — and then pick prints that have that feel.

I was in a JoAnn Fabrics a couple of days ago and it looks like they have a big selection of Halloween prints this year, currently marked 25% off.

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If you don’t have access to a good fabric store, I’ve found the best selection online anyway.

The Raven comes in orange and purple from Spooktacular by Sanae for Moda Fabrics sold on Etsy by thesproutzstore for $8/yd

The Raven comes in orange and purple from Spooktacular by Sanae for Moda Fabrics sold on Etsy by thesproutzstore for $8/yd

If you like the Raven fabric above, consider getting a set of Spooktacular fabrics like this one offered by spiceberrycottage on Etsy for $45.39 for 11 half yards

If you like the Raven fabric above, consider getting a set of Spooktacular fabrics like this one offered by spiceberrycottage on Etsy for $45.39 for 11 half yards

The above Spooktacular fabrics are also available from Erica’s Fabrics website.

Halloween Fun Pumpkins at Night Black Fabric from Fabric.com for $4.98 /yard

Halloween Fun Pumpkins at Night Black Fabric from Fabric.com for $4.98 /yard

Bat-tastic orange fabric by Alexander Henry from the Virginia Quilter for $8.79 per yard

Bat-tastic orange fabric by Alexander Henry from the Virginia Quilter for $8.79 per yard

Halloween Holiday Orange with Black houses sold on Etsy by heavenleicreations for $4.50/yd

Halloween Holiday Orange with Black houses sold on Etsy by heavenleicreations for $4.50/yd

Spooky Village Town Flying Witches Bats etc sold by 36Oldsgal on Etsy for $5.50/yd

Spooky Village Town Flying Witches Bats etc sold by 36Oldsgal on Etsy for $5.50/yd

Vintage Look Halloween Print, Halloween Greetings Witches Pumpkins Owls Print sold on Etsy by thoroughbredthreads for $9/yd

Vintage Look Halloween Print, Halloween Greetings Witches Pumpkins Owls Print sold on Etsy by thoroughbredthreads for $9/yd

I’m especially loving some of the new Japanese prints available on Etsy:

Halloween (2) Japanese Cotton Fabric sold on Etsy by Muer 1/2 yd for $8

Halloween (2) Japanese Cotton Fabric sold on Etsy by Muer 1/2 yd for $8

Halloween theme Japanese fabric sold on Etsy by beautifulwork for$7.98 for 1/2 yard

Halloween theme Japanese fabric sold on Etsy by beautifulwork for$7.98 for 1/2 yard

Kawaii Japanese Fabric Halloween Balloon comes in orange, black or purple for $10.80 for 1/2 yard from kawaiimeow on Etsy

Kawaii Japanese Fabric Halloween Balloon comes in orange, black or purple for $10.80 for 1/2 yard from kawaiimeow on Etsy

Cute Japanese Cotton Fabric Halloween FromJapanWithLove on Etsy for $6.50 for 50"x50"

Cute Japanese Cotton Fabric Halloween FromJapanWithLove on Etsy for $6.50 for 50"x50"

I recommend search terms such as Halloween fabric, skull fabric, skeleton fabric, pumpkin fabric, witch fabric and black cat fabric.  If you’re shopping for fabric on Etsy, remember to select Supplies instead of handmade on the drop down menu to the left of the search box.

Looking at some of the new prints available makes me want another quilt!

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2 Responses to “Halloween Quilt”

  1. Barbara says:

    What was that black creature on the corner of the quilt? Very scary. I like the batastic fabric – I believe that would be my favorite. Also like the quilt of course.

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