Halloween fabric fun (+ sale!)

Posted by on September 29, 2014, in quilting & sewing, ,

From Creepy Crafty HalloweenFall is my favorite season for many reasons: the crisp (but often sunny) days, cool (but not TOO cold) nights, falling leaves, crunchy apples, coffee drinks, back to school, football, fall colors, and Halloween.

I just love it when people set up elaborate Halloween displays in their yards! When I drive by those homes, I always wish I could see the decorations inside, too. (But while a bit of creepy fun is okay this time of year, knocking on doors to check out people’s decorations would be going just a little too far.) Thankfully, I know a lot of quilters and crafters who love to decorate for Halloween, so I just have to be content with visiting them!

Are you looking for Halloween crafting ideas? Our books are full of quilty and crafty fall goodness. And, when you finish your projects, please feel free to invite me over—I’d love to see them!

Fun fabric stuffies

Fabric pumpkin heads From Hocus Pocus
Bring on the giggles with these funny fabric “Pumpkin Heads” (left) from Creepy, Crafty Halloween or this Halloween cat (right) with his goofy hat and cute pumpkin doll companion from Hocus Pocus.

Quilty Halloween!

From Spellbinding Quilts
From Creepy Crafty Halloween
These small, super-cute projects are perfect if you want just a touch of Halloween fun. Top, from left: “Nocturnal Animals” and “Haunted Castle” from Spellbinding Quilts by Maaike Bakker. Bottom: “Crayon and Embroidery Wall Hanging” from Creepy, Crafty Halloween.

Fall, but not necessarily Halloween

Not a huge fan of Halloween, but still looking for a touch of fall? These projects will put autumn in your home (and in your belly!) without screaming “Halloween!” Left:  “Appliquéd Pumpkin Table Runner and Napkins” from Creepy, Crafty Halloween. Right: “Pumpkin Placemat” and Pumpkin Bars recipe from Hocus Pocus.

These books are full of great ideas for the season, but of course you can use ANY book to make a Halloween or fall-themed quilt simply by using appropriate fabrics. Have a look at what Linda, our receptionist, did with “Glimmerglass,” one of the quilts from Beyond Neutral by John Q. Adams.

Glimmerglass quilt pattern from Beyond Neutral
John’s quilt from Beyond Neutral is on the left; Linda’s Halloween-inspired version is on the right.

Do you decorate for Halloween, fall, or both? We want to know! Please tell us in the comments.

26 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I decorate for Halloween! It is my most favorite holiday of the year! Witches, cats, and bats! Oh my!

    —Danette Roundy on September 29, 2014
  • I decorate with general Fall theme. I have lap/throw quilts that are specific to halloween that we use.

    —Cindy on September 29, 2014
  • I like to decorate with pumpkins and colorful fall leaves.

    —Patricia D. Roberts on September 29, 2014
  • I don’t "do" Fall or Halloween.. I go straight from summer to Christmas 😉 That’s *MY* season to decorate for.

    —Carol on September 29, 2014
  • I decorate for fall. I love the rich colors of gold, orange, rust and crimson.

    —Leslie Benoy on September 29, 2014
  • Yes I decorate for all the holidays. September is for Renaissance & dragons since our Ren Faire is during this time. Love October and I set up spooky mantel, yard & all thru the house. Thanksgiving is focused on Native Americans and noticing our blessings. And so on and so on; usually once a month I change the decorations.

    —Cindy Wienstroer on September 29, 2014
  • I used to decorate big for all holidays when my children were small. Halloween was big because it’s my oldest child’s favorite holiday. We had many Halloween parties and I made several costumes for the events over those years. Christmas was big for me for many many years, but then the children moved away and I stopped doing my "big cooking" thing, hard to do when there’s just 2 or inviting the extended family is up in the 30’s. We just didn’t have the room in our down sized house for that number unless it was summer BBQ’s. I am going to be doing the decorations for Christmas this year. I’ll be going all out using everything in the many boxes I have toted to our new house in our new state. I’m looking forward to doing it all up lovely and seeing how things fare with a wild kitty and two dogs!

    —jami Price on September 29, 2014
  • I love decorating for fall and Halloween they go hand in hand for me. I live in Texas now after being raised in upstate N.Y. and I really miss the fall and all the vibrant colors it brings, not to mention the coziness of the days growing shorter and the chill in the air saying it won’t be long till old man winter appears.

    —Gail Brasser on September 29, 2014
  • I like to decorate with fall leaves etc. and then add cute not scary pumpkins to the leaves and then when Halloween is over remove the pumpkins and add thanksgiving things.

    —Barbara on September 29, 2014
  • Fall of course!

    —Vickie Townsend on September 29, 2014
  • Halloween, Thanksgiving and fall all at once. Then that stuff comes down and up goes Christmas.

    —Quilting Tangent on September 29, 2014
  • I love to decorate for Halloween. It is a no stress holiday! We string orange lights by the side walk to the front porch where there are pumpins and a witch displayed. When our daughter was young, she would even make muslin ghosts to hang in the trees. In the house, Halloween quilts are hung and table runners are used. Treats are stored in a box that creaks when you open the lid. The young trick-or-treaters love opening the box to get a handful of treats. For me, Halloween is about fun. Thanksgiving and Christmas come with stress of trying to get everything timely done…shopping, wrapping & sending presents, planning meals, cooking, decorating, entertaining, etc.

    —marlene on September 29, 2014
  • Nice post Cornelia!


    —Dorothy Lisherness on September 29, 2014
  • We not only decorate inside and out we hold parties every weekend in October.
    Most of our inside decor stays up all year. We live in a great house with upstairs and downstairs Halloween all year.
    Have a happy Samhain one and all.

    —Lurl on September 29, 2014
  • I have quilts for all.

    —Linda Christianson on September 29, 2014
  • I decorate for both seasons

    —Ann Nile on September 30, 2014
  • I generally decorate for fall but not Halloween because I’m not much for ghosts or witches. However, once in a while I come across a goblin or witch that is so cute that I just have to make it.

    —Dixie Felton on October 1, 2014
  • We decorate for El Dia de los Muertos and then transition into Thanksgiving.

    —Ocotilla on October 3, 2014
  • I love to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and especially Fourth of July. I have so many trick-or-treaters in my neighborhood, for Halloween, it’s really for them, because I have adult children now.

    —Stephanie on October 3, 2014
  • I tend to decorate for fall but definitely throw in plenty of Halloween for the weeks before the 31st.

    —sharon on October 3, 2014
  • I do both, time permitting.

    —Mary on October 3, 2014
  • I do decorate for Fall and for Halloween. Just a few touches here and there to bring the spirit of the season inside. I do have some patterns picked out for future projects with Fall themes.

    —Linda Towers on October 3, 2014
  • Halloween is my holiday! I go all out–I "dress" for Halloween and have a lovely selection of "haunted" & "horrifying" decorations to entice the lovelies to come get candy. Fall, not so much.

    —Michelle Kearns on October 4, 2014
  • I decorate for fall, then for Halloween then for Thanksgiving in which I reuse many of my fall decorations. I love all of the fall colors and enjoy transforming my home with leaves, pumpkins, candles, scarecrows, witches, ghosts and many other fun, colorful items.

    —terry hawkins on October 5, 2014
  • I definitely decorate for fall. In fact, I’m finishing up two new fall-theme table runners to change out my seasonal decor.

    —Suzanne on October 8, 2014
  • My idea for Halloween decorating is filling up the candy bowl and getting out the neon glow lights. One year, I wore Avon Pore Reducer which when applied is avocado green and turns white as it dries. Then I stood next to a green glow light and scared a few children. One little boy went running back to his mom hollowing "Mommy"! I felt sorry for him and gave him double candy. I don’t do the Pore Reducer anymore.

    I do love to quilt with fall colors!

    Keep smiling,

    Lynnita Shipman on October 8, 2014

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