It’s fall crafting season! It’s our favorite time of year to quilt and sew fun, seasonal projects to decorate our homes and get ready for the holidays. Last year we shared our favorite Fall Projects to Quilt & Sew, and we’re back again this year with even more ideas! Remember, you can always supplement these cute fall projects with our latest in-stock fabrics. We also have lots of new kits, including seasonal kits like the Thanksgiving Table Topper Kit from Riley Blake Designs (seen below).
Now let’s get to the projects! First up, a quick check in to some spooky Halloween treats!
We’ve grown very fond of paper piecing at Thimbles. We just held a repeat session of our Beginning Paper Piecing Class yesterday, and you can bet we will be holding more sessions in the future.
The Paper Pieced Coffin Quilt Block by In Color Order (turned into a pillow above) is such a cute idea. We love that each coffin creates a window into a different Halloween-themed fabric. This pattern would make such a fun quilt, table topper, trick-or-treat bag, or coaster.
Find the pattern here.
Even if you don’t like the taste of candy corn—a very divisive candy—you have to love this adorable candy corn pillow. It’s super simple and should be fast to make, and it’s not as obvious as some other Halloween decor. The candy corn pillow is subtle enough to hang around on your couch all year long. It’s, dare we say… tasteful? Candy corn haters need not apply.
Find the pattern for the Candy Corn Pillow from Jenny Masterson here.
The Flatlock Patchwork Trick Or Treat Bag drew our eye because it feels like something kids will want to use beyond Halloween. You can’t see it from the above picture, but the tutorial results in a self-lining bag, which makes for an easy, polished finish. The sweet embroidered monogram is a lovely touch, too.
Find the tutorial for the Flatlock Patchwork Trick or Treat Bag from WeAllSew here.
Looking for more Halloween ideas? Check out our blog on Halloween Sewing & Quilting Inspiration.
Depending on the fabric you choose, these fabric pumpkins could work as both Halloween decorations and on your Thanksgiving table. We love the contrasting stems that use up fabric scraps, and the bright thread to create the tufted sections. Pro tip: If you want to really up your decor game, add some whole clove or fall-themed potpourri to your stuffing. Your pumpkins will smell like the spicy lattes that bear their name!
Find the tutorial for the Fabric Pumpkins by Ameroonie Designs here.
We love any project that calls for our scrap fabrics. The DIY Fall Leaf Dècor pattern from WeAllSew is an ingenious way to use up your scraps this season. We also love that the way you decorate with these leaves is open to your interpretation. Sew them together to make a table runner, sprinkle them on plates for Thanksgiving dècor, sew them in a ring to encircle a centerpiece, sew them in a line to make a garland. How you use them is totally up to your imagination. WeAllSew offers instructions for trivets, a garland, and the table runner shown above.
Find the tutorial for the DIY Fall Leaf Dècor from WeAllSew here.
The sweet Fall Ya All Quilt Block pattern from Sandy Gervais of Pieces of My Heart is a subtle nod to fall with its adorable pumpkins, crow, and autumn-colored stars. The colors and fabric really point to the holiday you’re celebrating, so have fun with this quilt block’s inherent versatility. This is another paper piecing project, for all our paper piecing lovers!
Find the pattern for the Fall Ya All Quilt Block from Pieces of My Heart here.
The Autumn Leaves Fall Table Runner from SewCanShe is another great scrap buster. As you can see above, it uses several different leaf designs and scatters them across a contrasting fabric like autumn leaves on a forest floor. Caroline used free motion quilting to set her leaves, so if you’ve been waiting to learn, now is your chance. We continue to offer a monthly class on Free Motion Quilting and can help you get started mastering this versatile skill!
Find the tutorial for the Autumn Leaves Fall Table Runner from SewCanShe here.
This pillow set from WeAllSew is an understated nod to Thanksgiving. The delicately stitched maple leaf on the square pillow qualifies it for year-round couch use, and the same could be said for the triangle pillow, which only leans autumn because of the fabric choices. In fact, if you’re ready to move beyond Thanksgiving and start celebrating the December holidays, then triangles in red, green, silver and gold would firmly set the triangle pillow in winter.
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