🦇 10 boos, frights, and sewing delights: our annual Halloween roundup! 🎃

Stitch This! friends, we do invite

You to enjoy the coming Halloween night.

Until that spooky day’s in sight

Let’s sew a little fun and fright!

Embroider three Jacks to brighten the night:

Three Jacks
Three Jacks from
Stitches from the Harvest

Or try Halloween colors (less of a fright):

Old-Time Halloween Quilt and Hooked Pillow Topper
Old-Time Halloween Quilt and Hooked Pillow Topper from
Modern Primitive Quilts

Head off to the kitchen to grab a bite . . .

Autumn Embellished Kitchen Towel
Autumn Embellished Kitchen Towel from
Simple Harvest

Where this scene would be a delicious sight!

Trick or Treat
Trick or Treat from
All for Fall

Please heed this caution about moonlight:

Halloween from
All for Fall

Make wee wool bags that are happy and bright:

Cat and Jack bags
Cat and Jack from
All for Fall

Set a table to inspire an appetite!

Pumpkin Patch Table Mates
Pumpkin Patch Table Mates from
All for Fall

 This sampler stirs up magic and might:

Magnificent Magical Sampler
Magnificent Magical Sampler from
Spellbinding Quilts

These pumpkins inspire smiles—never fright:

Pumpkin Head Whatnots
Pumpkin Head Whatnots from
All for Fall

As do all things that grin in the night!

Things That Grin in the Night quilt
Things That Grin in the Night from
Simple Seasons

What do you enjoy most about Halloween: the frivolity, the frights, the costumes . . . the candy? Tell us in the comments!

40 Comments (leave a comment)

  • The candy! All of it. I love the flavor combination of candy corn and salted peanuts. I try to call it trail mix, but it’s hardly that.

    —Robin on October 5, 2018
  • My favorite thing about Halloween is trick or treating. Seeing the kids in costumes and so excited to get their treats is the best!

    —Rosemarie on October 5, 2018
  • Everything, especially the colors and food (candy).

    —Judy B on October 5, 2018
  • Absolutely love this holiday!!! To the point of having my own red head Halloween witch daughter
    A number of years ago!!! She made sure she came before noon so she could celebrate the holiday!!!
    The trio of pumpkins just calls out to be a center of a magical quilt!! The wool bags remind me of the older paper mache
    German decorations from the German candy store in my neighborhood. But the Oscar winning piece is the magical quilt at the end!!! Talk about a show stopped— this could grace my humble castle any day !!!

    —Maryanne Wilson on October 5, 2018
  • I love October. I love the change of color on the trees, pumpkins, apples everything fall. Cute book.

    —Phyllis on October 5, 2018
  • I love shuffling through the fallen leaves with my witch boots on. I get to be someone else who is a bit mysterious!

    —Nancy Pontious on October 5, 2018
  • Love the colors, the candy of course, and the fun. Just don’t do scary very well!

    —Rilla Burnham on October 5, 2018
  • The magic watching the young children in their costumes trick and treating in the twilight, leaves blowing, smells of autumn.

    —carol on October 5, 2018
  • Hallowe’en means crisp cool air, the excitement of staying out after dark, and of course, candy!

    —Jetta on October 5, 2018
  • The kids in their costumes, scary or cute, is my favorite. However, close behind is the fact that it is my husband’s birthday – and we have a lot of fun with that!

    —Kathy on October 5, 2018
  • I like dressing up to hand out the candy at the door. It’s fun to have a day to be dressed as something I’m not (like a construction worker for example). The kids get a kick out of the different costumes that I wear. The best one? SANTA! No kid expects him to answer the door, and it certainly makes their behaviors quickly change from bratty to behaved. You’re welcome, parents.

    —Teri N on October 5, 2018
  • Mi piace l’atmosfera che si crea e la gioia dei bambini.

    —Silvana on October 5, 2018
  • I love the change of,seasons, colors and fun!

    —Delinda on October 5, 2018
  • I have to admit I love the candy, especially the chocolate!

    —Laurie D on October 5, 2018
  • I’m all about the candy. We buy what we would like to eat if anything is left over.

    —SandyMay on October 5, 2018
  • I enjoy the change in season associated with Halloween .
    The crisp fall air, the fall colors and the anticipation of fun to come.

    —Dona on October 5, 2018
  • The CANDY ofcourse

    —Rommy Van Houten on October 5, 2018
  • It is such fun to see all the neighborhood kids all dressed up and give out goodies! Even giving hot cider to their parents.

    Donna Hendricks on October 5, 2018
  • Love the decorations, and anything pumpkin! Now that we have two granddaughters they are the highlight of the holiday🎃🎃🎃

    —Renee Welton on October 5, 2018
  • I am all about candy and the costumes for Halloween! tks!

    —lee on October 5, 2018
  • This sounds stupid, but my favorite part of Halloween/fall are the different colors in the leaves of trees.

    —Teri D. Gailey on October 5, 2018
  • I love having the little kids come to the door to trick or treat. We always give "prizes"- small toys or pencils or small Play Doh containers- as well as candy, and the kids (and their parents) remember our house from year to year because of that. The reaction of the kids is my favorite part of Halloween.

    —Dottie MACOMBER on October 5, 2018
  • Don’t really celebrate Halloween but I sure do like the candy!

    —Wendy on October 5, 2018
  • The smell of campfires, crispy leaves (and the colors) and grinning pumpkins

    —Lena T on October 5, 2018
  • I like seeing all the funny costumes.

    —Linda Christianson on October 5, 2018
  • For years I have given a Halloween Party for my kids and grandkids. We have home made chili with homemade bread, spiced cider and pumpkin pie. The decorations are fun. We do things like tying donuts to a string and putting the on a broom handle. We hold them up high and the kids have to try and eat them with their hands behind their backs. Great memory makers.

    —Marsha on October 5, 2018
  • I love the silliness of the season and the excuse to act like a kid. I decorate, I plan, I bake, I craft. I enjoy it all!!!

    —Geri Alper on October 5, 2018
  • I love costumes for Halloween. Parents get so creative helping their cute ones enjoy the holiday.

    —Rebecca on October 5, 2018
  • I just love all the costumes, especially the little children!

    —Bridget on October 5, 2018
  • I like the cute decorations and the kid’s costumes. The candy is fun too!

    —Sharon Ray on October 5, 2018
  • The candy is very important, but most of all I love the decorations if they are not too gruesome.

    —Stephanie Woodward on October 5, 2018
  • The colors, the chance to be creative, the decorations, and of course pumpkins!

    —Betty on October 5, 2018
  • I *love* the playfulness of the holiday; feeling like a kid again! Several years ago, I stitched your ‘freebie’ witch block… and enjoy hanging it each year. Thanks for helping us stitch memories to enjoy and share, all year long! https://www.shopmartingale.com/martingale-freebies.html

    —Gina on October 5, 2018
  • I love the frivolity of the season

    —Carol B on October 6, 2018
  • Love seeing the little ones in their costumes.

    —Susan Brewer on October 6, 2018
  • All of it, from decorating my home, to watch a few scary movies, and seeing the kids dressed up in costumes and going door to door for treats.

    Deb on October 6, 2018
  • I enjoy the costumes. Also, I enjoy the fun food people make to celebrate Halloween.

    —Renata on October 7, 2018
  • I enjoy passing out the candy and seeing all of the kids in their costumes!
    They are always so excited!!

    —Linda A Foust on October 8, 2018
  • I enjoy cabdy and quilts about Halloween 😉 Thank you for the giveaway

    —Anne on October 10, 2018
  • the cool weather and candy

    Lorie on October 12, 2018

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