Fall fun or Halloween haunting? Sew to celebrate both! 12 ideas ahead 🍁🎃🍁

Which is your favorite: the joys of the autumn season or a bit of Halloween hilarity? Either way, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up fun quilts and more to create, depending on what inspires you to sew during this time of year. But really, no need to choose—below are plenty of projects to keep your sewing machine humming until the Thanksgiving turkey is on the table!

Pumpkins and leaves . . .

Farmer's Stand quilt
Farmer’s Stand from
Pat Sloan’s Celebrate the Seasons

Or tricks and treats?

Trick or Treat
Trick or Treat from
All for Fall by Bonnie Sullivan

Table runners and place mats . . .

First Frost Table Runner and Place Mats
First Frost Table Runner and Place Mats
from Simple Harvest by Kim Diehl

Or flying creatures like owls and bats?

Magnificent Magical Sampler Quilt
Magnificent Magical Sampler from
Spellbinding Quilts by Maaike Bakker

Pumpkin picking and carving too . . .

Pumpkin Maze
Pumpkin Maze from
Start with Strips by Susan Ache

Or something that goes B-B-BOO?

Things That Grin in the Night quilt
Things that Grin in the Night from
Simple Seasons by Kim Diehl

Pretty patchwork in autumn hues:

Autumn Patch quilt
Autumn Patch Quilt from
All for Fall by Bonnie Sullivan

Or jack-o’-lanterns as your muse?

Pumpkin Head Whatnots
Pumpkin Head Whatnots from
All for Fall by Bonnie Sullivan

A gift to greet your autumn hosts:

Acorn and Oak Leaf
Acorn and Oak Leaf from
Pure & Simple by Maggie Bonanomi

Or a quilt that’s filled with witches and ghosts?

Boo! quilt
Boo! from
Quilting for Joy by Teri Christopherson and Barbara Brandeburg

A centerpiece everyone will adore:

Rhubarb Crisp quilt
Rhubarb Crisp by Jo Morton, from
The Big Book of Table Toppers

Or funny-faced pumpkins at your door?

Jack Stack Door Hanger
Jack Stack Door Hanger from
Simple Harvest by Kim Diehl

No matter which project you choose to make, we hope your entire season is great!

What have you sewn more projects for so far: fall or Halloween? Tell us in the comments!


32 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I have definitely sewn more fall projects than Halloween. In Texas we have a lot more fall type weather so the season lasts longer. Halloween seems to come and go too quickly for me.

    —Ann West on October 7, 2019
  • I’ve just made a lap quilt in flannels in autumn colours. I’d also like to comment that I really enjoy these daily offerings, Jenny. You must sometimes run out of ideas for our delight, but every day, there you are, with tempting pictures and publications. Thank you.

    Well thank you, Carol – I do the writing but the ideas are definitely a team effort! You have made my day 🙂 –Jenny

    —Carol on October 7, 2019
  • I have sewn more projects for fall, but love Halloween. I want to make a quilt I saw with a trick or treat parade. But when I do it I want to make the costumes my grandchildren have worn over the years and have the kids get a little bigger with each year.

    —Linda Lee Ahn on October 7, 2019
  • I sew for fall. That way I can enjoy them for the entire season. I do have a couple of favorite Halloween projects though that I enjoy each year. I do love working with the fall colors.

    —Maria L Zook on October 7, 2019
  • I love fall – I only have made a couple Halloween projects. Mostly fall!!

    —Catherine Zerr on October 7, 2019
  • I have sewn mostly Halloween this year. It seems to vary year to year which I project I do. Love this time of year.

    —Donna K on October 7, 2019
  • Yes, my whole house and office are decorated with fall and halloween quilts.

    —Angela Little on October 7, 2019
  • Fall is what I sew the most. Love pumpkins whether in a quilt or wallhanging. Love several of the patterns in this book.

    —Bonita Harms on October 7, 2019
  • Definitely more projects havebeen completed for Fall (or quilts colored so that they work for Fall). In fact, it’s past time to put them out for display! I can’t seem to get the Halloween projects (and I admit there are a few) past the UFO or PIGS stage. Lots of eye candy was listed here!

    Vivian B. on October 7, 2019
  • I love doing fall-themed quilts and gifts. I do very few Halloween things.

    —Teri D. Gailey on October 7, 2019
  • I love working on fall items. I did a wonderful piece – embroidered and quilted called Oak Grove Lane by Kathy Schmitz and a wool appliqued piece called Punkins by Jan Patek! I have done several of the projects out of Kim Diehl’s Simple Harvest also! I love that book!!!

    —Patty F. on October 7, 2019
  • Fall because it’s a whole season while Oct31 is only one day!

    —Carol on October 7, 2019
  • I just finished a pumpkin quilt that was bed sized. Now I am going to start on one of these cuties since I have 3 of the books! Love fall projects.

    —Sharon Ray on October 7, 2019
  • I’ve made several Halloween projects and just started three more this past weekend! LOVE HALLOWEEN!

    —Sue Hoover on October 7, 2019
  • I’m working on three FRANKS for Halloween. The pattern is from Country Threads. Having fun using Glow in The Dark thread on them. Love all the projects.

    —Rita S on October 8, 2019
  • I’ve made Boo, embellished it, and gave it away, I do love Pat Sloan’s Farmer’s Stand. I may make it if time permits.

    —Stephanie Woodward on October 8, 2019
  • I have sewn more fall quilts than Halloween. I made one wall hanging with ghouls. The pattern was made by Amy Bradly. I love that one.

    Birgitt von Dewitz on October 8, 2019
  • I’m not much of a Halloween person, but I have sewn lots of fall projects because I love the color mix!

    —Kyra Franz on October 11, 2019
  • Those acorns with the burlap type fabric and the wool acorn are adorable.

    —Kay on October 11, 2019
  • Fall for me, too. But, for a quick Halloween quilt, I sometimes go for those cute pre-printed scenes with ghosts and goblins in them. Spiders, too. lol

    —Sue on October 11, 2019
  • More autumn projects. I love that season and the beautiful colors that blend together. My very favorite

    Martha Followill on October 11, 2019
  • I love Halloween, leave up for whole month of October. Made a bunch of Halloween mug rugs for friends with leftover fabric. FUN!

    Barb H. on October 11, 2019
  • Halloween

    mandy whalen on October 11, 2019
  • Fall colors pop all year round … so I have sewn more of these than halloween quilts.

    —Eileen on October 11, 2019
  • I would have to say Halloween by far. I just love Halloween

    —Carol. G on October 11, 2019
  • I have more Halloween quilts than fall quilts.

    —Jacqueline Hale on October 11, 2019
  • I have for the last few weeks been sewing and learning a new sewing machine but the fall has out weighed the Halloween…Then I have sewen several Halloween too…just busy with the fall colors…even here in Corona de Tucson it’s fall cooler weather has moved in too

    —bobbie rumler on October 11, 2019
  • Always Fall/Harvest I just love pumpkins!!!

    —Becky Schultz on October 11, 2019
  • I think it’s about a tie, I love making seasonal and holiday wall hangings, table runners, snack mats, coasters, etc. I’m currently working on a Halloween lap quilt and a fall quilted fabric bowl!

    —YvonneJ on October 12, 2019
  • Definitely Halloween! I have made pumpkins, witches, and totes. Also a Halloween wallhanging and a queen sized quilt top for my daughter. Will have to quilt it soon.

    —Linda Towers on October 12, 2019
  • I have sewn more projects for fall.

    —Joan M on October 14, 2019
  • I would say fall as the colors & patterns last till Thanksgiving. But I am working on a pumpkin quilt where the pumpkins have faces.

    Jan on November 5, 2019

Leave a comment

*Indicates required field