Halloween Spook-tacular

A collection of Halloween theme quilts

written by: Tricia Patterson
Managing Editor, Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts

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Check out our Halloween quilt collection!

Is your grocery like mine? Halloween started in July, if you consider the wide aisle displays of costume accessories, home decor and treats. It feels like every year the seasonal and holiday changes occur earlier. I found this commercial push bothering until I thought of it from this perspective: These early changes are really REMINDERS TO QUILTERS to get busy with a plan for special seasonal and holiday quilting! So, I’m embracing the reminder of Halloween today with this blog.

Because trick-or-treating is the most fun with a group I asked my co-workers at the Quiltmaker and McCall’s Quilting office to tell me about their most favorite Halloween-themed quilt pattern. Perhaps you’ll find one or two you’d like to get started to celebrate the holiday. So, in their own words, here are our staff’s Halloween picks.

P.S. You can click on the pattern name to purchase the pattern.


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Halloweenies, designed by McKenna Ryan, Quilt and Sew Shop Block of the Month Quilt

Anissa Arnold, Associate Editor: “The Halloweenies wall quilt is my favorite. McKenna Ryan’s pattern is great for making a full-sized wall hanging or a series of mini wall hangings. A mini wall hanging would be the perfect project size for a child quilter. Halloweenies has lots of cute critters and other little details that are begging for embellishments (included in the BOM), which adds to the charm of this quilt.”


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Hocus Pocus, designed by Carolyn Beam, Quiltmaker, September/October 2017

Carolyn Beam, Content Director: “Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. The traditional orange and black color palette has expanded to include purple and lime green and the designs are fun! Hocus Pocus looks great in Halloween prints but is suitable for any fabric collection. The curves are easy to sew, making this design work up quickly.”  Blade Fan templates


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Any Witch Way, designed by Marilyn Larson, Quiltmaker September/October 2009


Deb McDonald, Administrative Editor: “I love the way the traditional Snails Trail quilt block becomes the witch hats in the Any Witch Way wall quilt, designed by Marilyn Larson. Adding false eyelashes is a fun finishing touch.”




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Did Someone Say Treat?, designed by Sonja Callaghan, Quiltmaker, September/October 2013

Denise Stark, Art Director: “I like Did Someone Say Treat? Sonja Callaghan has such a whimsical flair and these trick or treaters just make me smile. How can you resist a puppy vampire in a wall quilt?!”

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Punkin’ Patch, designed by Bonnie Hunter, Quiltmaker, September/October 2017

Erin Russek, Associate Editor: “I am a sucker for all things pumpkins! When Bonnie Hunter’s Punkin’ Patch quilt showed up at the office I knew I found the perfect project for my orange scraps. These pumpkins are a blast to make.



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Hocus Pocus, designed by Jen Daly, McCall’s Quilting, September/October 2017

Gigi Khalsa, Associate Editor: “I like the Hocus Pocus table runner designed by Jen Daly because it conjures up a vision of Halloween using just color and shape, rather than print fabric. It’s an easy, fun-to-sew design with lots of style. (The Hocus Pocus kit or just the pattern!)

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Trick & Treat, designed by Nanette Holmberg, Quick Quilts, October/November 2015

I also like Trick & Treat. (A kit is now available through the Quilt and Sew Shop— on sale for a great deal!) Nanette Holmberg designed the cute, clever quil, and the kit includes a chenille trim that gives the quilt dimension and texture.”



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Pumpkins and Patches, designed by Diane Harris, Quiltmaker, September/October 2014

Kelly Eisinger, Editorial Assistant: “Pumpkins are my favorite part of Halloween! I love the diversity of their shapes, sizes and colors. Pumpkins and Patches is a bright and whimsical Halloween design. I enjoy how Diane Harris used wonky stars to complement the traditionally-pieced style of the pumpkins and that the simple piecing leaves a lot of room for getting creative with the quilt’s final layout. These vibrant pumpkins have a lot of opportunity to brighten up the fall and Halloween seasons.”


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Spook Out!, designed by Margie Ullery, Quiltmaker, September/October 2017

Lori Baker, Acquisitions Editor: Spook Out! is my number one favorite. I like fusible applique and this is a small enough project, I can actually picture getting it done and hanging on my wall before Halloween. Watch for some more of Margie Ullery’s  holiday wall hangings in future issues of Quiltmaker.


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Spellbinding, designed by Brenda Plaster, McCall’s Quick Quilts, October/November 2017

Mary Kate Karr-Petras, Associate Editor: Spellbinding is my pick. I think this table runner pattern brings out my inner Hermione Granger — it makes me want to pore through old spell books in an ancient library. I think Brenda Plaster’s design could be used as a table runner or even as a banner, especially if you feature a fun panel on the back!”

Here’s a tip: Check the end of this blog to find out how you can enter to win a bundle of the fabric used for this quilt!

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Halloween Street, designed by Gigi Khalsa, Quilter’s Newsletter, October/November 2013

Tricia Patterson, Managing Editor: “I’ve admired Gigi Khalsa’s Halloween Street design for over a year. Her wall quilt hangs in her cube at the office. A glance at it always makes me smile because it reminds me of years of making Halloween costumes for my sons and grandchildren, going trick-or-treating with them and reading the book, 10 Trick-Or-Treaters: A Halloween Counting Book by Janet Shulman. I finally decided to make my own version. (Come back to read about how I make the wall quilt in my blog on September 7th.) The Halloween Street pattern is FREE. Click here to get your version of the pattern.”

That’s it for our Halloween SPOOK-tacular Extravaganza. I hope you’ve found lots of inspiration for a special Halloween quilt to make this year.

Happy Quilting!


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Spellbinding Fabric Giveaway: Tidings of Great Joy by J. Wecker Frisch for Quilting Treasures

Enter a comment to let us know which of these patterns, or another Halloween pattern in the Quilt and Sew Shop, is your favorite. Your comment enters you in a contest to win a bundle of the fabric collection used in the Spellbinding quilt pattern for the October/November issue of Quick Quilts (on the newstand 8/22), Tidings of Great Joy by J. Wecker Frisch for Quilting Treasures. The winner will be chosen and notified by midnight Thursday, August 24.

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89 Responses to Halloween Spook-tacular

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  2. Susan A says:

    Halloween street s my favorite

  3. Bonnie P. says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday so I love them all. But if I had to pick one it would be Any Witch Way

  4. Lois says:

    Of’ the new ones you showcased, I think Every Witch Way is one of the ones I like the best. But they were all terrific. However, one of my all time favorites is 801 Maple which was featured in the 2013 fall issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

  5. Barb K. says:

    I like Spook Out and Hocus Pocus–but I also like many of the other Halloween patterns–one of my favorite holidays!!

  6. Renata says:

    Any Witch Way and Spook Out are my favorites.

  7. Virginia Tait says:

    I’m already making the pumpkin patch quilt. I like that it is just pumpkins and can go through Thanksgiving as well!

  8. Sandy says:

    I love Bonnie Hunter’s Pumpkin Patch! I am more likely to make a table runner. A table runner starting with Bonnie’s pattern would be cute and seasonal! Thanks for the opportunity to win fabric!

  9. Sandra Lanter says:

    My favorite is Hocus Pocus and I also love Punkin Patch. Thanks!

  10. Sam says:

    Oh I love Any Witch Way. Just too cute!

  11. shirley marvin says:

    Oh, Any Witch way and Halloween Street are the ones that I want to make. Love the fabric. Hope that I win!

  12. Betty says:

    Spook Out is my favorite because it is so different from patterns usually offered for Halloween

  13. Janie M says:

    I love Any Witch Way. Thank you for sharing how we can find the patterns. That is really appreciated!

  14. Janice Hill says:

    I made “Robbing Peter to pay Jack” a few years ago and it is my most favorite wall hanging for Halloween. I plan on making “Spook Out” also. I love it.

  15. Janice Hill says:

    I made “Robbing Peter to pay Jack” a few years ago. It is my most favorite wall hanging for Halloween

  16. Cathy says:

    I love Hocus Pocus. I’ve already have my fabric and am waiting for my fan blade acrylic templates to arrive. Can’t wait to start!

  17. Cathy says:

    I love the Hocus Pocus quilt ftom Quiltmaker Sept/Oct. I already have my fabric and am waiting for my fan blade template to arrive . Can’t wait to start!

  18. Eileen Dyett says:

    Spellbinding does it for me! Its crooked construction looks like the walkway to a spooky mansion…oooowwooooo…

  19. I loved the Halloweenie Quilt–very clever design and I downloaded the Halloween Street design.

  20. Rita S says:

    I love the Any Way But Witch. Who could resist the witty witches.

  21. Roxanna Flint says:

    I’ve always been drawn to and love “Any Witch Way.” Also, “Halloween Street” is absolutely adorable.

  22. Ann Highfill says:

    Nothing could be cuter than Halloween Street

  23. Trisha says:

    Die Someone Saß Treat

  24. Julia says:

    I love Halloweenies and Halloween street. Wonderful ideas.

  25. Dinah L Halopka says:

    Hocus Pocus

  26. Dinah L Halopka says:

    Hocus Pocus is my favorite. Love the pattern and fabrics but most of all, the name!

  27. Dinah L Halopka says:

    Hocus Pocus is my favorite pattern. Not sure if it’s the name or the fun pattern and fabrics.!

  28. Margaret says:

    I like the Hocus Pocus quilt. It would look nice on my bed. Thanks for posting all the quilts.

  29. Margaret says:

    I love the Hocus Pocus quilt. It would look so nice on my bed. Thanks for posting all the quilts.

  30. Dannie Maleski says:

    Any Witch Way!

  31. Nancy Roraback says:

    I have always loved the Halloweenies pattern!

  32. Jane Sanders says:

    Any Witch Way is my choice – heck i have it half finished and think i will dig it out in time for Oct 31 2017 (or 2018)

  33. Ann West says:

    Halloween Street and Hocus Pocus are my favorite patterns.

  34. Ann West says:

    Halloween Street and Hocus Pocus are my favorites.

  35. Ann West says:

    I love Hocus Pocus and Halloween Street. I would love to make both of them.

  36. Edith Gorzo says:

    I really like the “Any Witch Way” witch hat pattern. “Hocus Pocus” and “Did Someone Say Treats” are cute as well. Actually they are all worth considering. Thanks for the draw.

  37. Michele R says:

    Love Any Witch Way and still have the pattern! Pumpkins and Patches is coming in a close second…such funky colors and designs!

  38. NANCY says:

    Love the Hocus Pocus table runner.

  39. Yvonne Alliger says:

    Halloweenies is my favorite!

  40. Candy Gawne says:

    I like “Spook Out”. I loved it as soon as I saw it in Quiltmaker a few weeks ago. I plan to make it this year, as I have the perfect narrow space in my livingroom for this seasonal wall hanging to shine.

  41. Pam Losely says:

    Bonnie Hunter ‘s patterns are so wonderful. I love her Punkin Patch with all the cute pumpkins.

  42. Rebecca says:

    I love them all but my favorite is Halloween Street.

  43. Mary B says:

    Hocus Pocus! I’ve been a fan of Jen’s for quite some time.

  44. maria blecha says:

    I love the Halooween Street, I will be taking my Halloween stash out this afternoon and see about making that one! Love Halloween as the start of the Season for quilting and crafting! Thanks

  45. MH Harmon says:

    I like Hocus Pocus. Looks very Halloweeny.!

  46. Jamie says:

    I like Spook Out. I love the idea that it’s a haunted bird house. I don’t know why my brain went there but there it is! (The mental image of a Frankenstein bird is making me laugh.)

  47. Sandy says:

    Any Witch Way! I’ve had the pattern for ages and need to move it to the top of the stack. I also love Bonnie Hunter’s pumpkins.

  48. Jean GB says:

    I remember liking the Any Witch Way pattern when it came out. I’m going to look in my saved magazines and see if I kept it. It’s good to know I can still get the pattern if I didn’t.

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  51. Pat K says:

    I have always loved and admired Any Witch Way. The witches are so glamourous!

  52. Nancy Green says:

    I have made a wall hanging combining Any Which Way and some of Bonnie’s Pumpkins. I think I would like to do Spellbinding next. It looks like a quick and easy project to complete and I have some great fabrics to use.

  53. Cathryn H says:

    I love the “Halloweenies” by McKenna Ryan and “Spook Out!” by Margery Ulley. I like to others, it’s hard to choose just one!

  54. Diane Oakes says:

    Love the Punkin Patch by Bonnie Hunter. Halloween is my favorite holiday!! Thanks.

  55. Deb G. in VA says:

    I like Hocus Pocus and Any Witch Way!

  56. Sherry VF says:

    My favorite is Any Witch Way…so clever and the border is adorable too. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  57. Jeanette F Krebs says:

    Halloween Street is absolutely adorable!

  58. barbara woods says:

    by the way when you cleck on free pattern it come right back here

  59. barbara woods says:

    just sandwiched a pumpkin table runner

  60. Diane Paul says:

    I like the Any witch way snails trail. Witches are what Halloween’s all about.

  61. Paula Reid says:

    I like the Hocus Pocus — the colors in the fabrics really mean Halloween to me. Of course, I would have to applique bats somewhere on it!

  62. Sue says:

    I really like Any Witch Way. I like the snails trail block as the hats.

  63. Robin F says:

    I love Pumpkins and Patches. It has a quiet message of Halloween.

  64. Lynne says:

    I love the October issue! I’ve already made the hocus pocus runner with Grunge fabrics. It’s so pretty!! Colors are so bright!

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  66. Ann Flower says:

    I think I would make the spellbinding table runner. I love Halloween table runners.

  67. Lisa Marie says:

    I’m very excited about pumpkins made from scraps right now — I’ve recently made 2 table runners and several mug rugs with pumpkins — so I love the pumpkin quilt pattern. And the Halloween Street pattern is one that just jumped out at me from this post as a potential new favorite — I’m off to get the pattern!

  68. Michelle JOHNSON says:

    I started picking out fabrics for Spook Out last week. Halloween Street looks like fun too. Decisions to make, or I could make both if I got a little more fabric. Hmm……

  69. KT says:

    I really like Any Witch Way! So many fun patterns–thanks for the reminder!

  70. Heather says:

    I love Pumpkins and Patches, and I’ve been waiting forever for Punkin’ Patch to get published!

  71. Joy P says:

    I really like Carolyn Beam’s Hocus Pocus. I’ve made a similar Halloween pillow, a whole quilt would be fun.

  72. Carol says:

    Halloween Street is my favorite.

  73. Linda Webster says:

    I love Hallowe’en Street by Gigi Khalsa. It’s adorable!

  74. Verna A. says:

    Punkin’ Patch is my favorite, but I really like Hocus Pocus too!

  75. Sandy May says:

    I’m all about simplicity, so Spellbinding is my choice.

  76. Shelli says:

    it is real hard to pick just one! … but “Any Witch Way” is really cool and different. Thanks for the post!

  77. mary nett says:

    Any witch way is my favorite.

  78. Linda says:

    I like Spellbinding and Spook out for completely different reasons. Not sure I can choose between the two.

  79. Susan says:

    Love Hocus Pocus!!

  80. Sandy K says:

    I love the Any Witch Way.

  81. Vicki H says:

    my favorite is Halloween Street.

  82. Louise Young says:

    Bonnie’s “Punkin Patch” and “Any Witch Way” are definitely on my “Want to do” list!

  83. donna gross says:

    Like the punkin patch quilt

  84. Marsha B says:

    I like the design in Any Witch Way and I love the colors in Hocus Pocus. Halloween is my favorite holiday and these are wonderful quilts!

  85. Debbie M says:

    Hocus Pocus is my favorite.

  86. Sandra says:

    I love the “Spook Out!” and “Spellbinding”. Thank you for posting all of the great Halloween quilt ideas.

  87. Melanie Noyes says:

    I LOVE the Any witch way quilt! So glad these were shown.

  88. Darlis Johns says:

    My favorite is Bonnie’s Punkin Patch.
    Thank you.

  89. Joye says:

    I like Any Witch Way and also Punkin Patch. Thanks!

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