Halloween or hues of fall? 6 ways to capture the season in fabric

What inspires you during this time of year? Is it donning a spooky costume, carving the perfect Jack-’o-lantern, or greeting dressed-up children as they approach your front door on Halloween?

Or maybe it’s the crunch of leaves under your feet, a mug of apple cider to warm cold hands, or the first blaze of flames at the hearth that settle you into autumn.

If you’re eager to spruce up your spaces with the colors and motifs of the season, let the six projects below from Martingale books help you sew a special tribute. Whether you choose spooky and silly or rustic and restful, you can ring in autumn each year with a fun (or frightening!) quilt all your own. Let these inspiring books lead the way!


Get in the spirit with quilts to delight the young (and the young at heart).
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Step into Halloween quilt
Find this “Step into Halloween” quilt—with a unique this-way-and-that Irish Chain background—in
Patchwork Plus by Geralyn Powers.
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Things That Grin in the Night
Use invisible machine appliqué to create “Things that Grin in the Night,” by
Simple Seasons author Kim Diehl.
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Boo quilt
Scraps or fat quarters of Halloween fabrics are perfect for this boxy “Boo!” quilt. Get the pattern in
Quilting for Joy by Barbara Brandeburg and Teri Christopherson.


Go cozy and cuddly with quilts that celebrate the season’s earthy hues.
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Duck Duck Goose quilt
In Kim Diehl’s
Simple Seasons you’ll also find this “Duck Duck Goose” quilt, featuring Goose Tracks and Framed Nine Patch blocks (plus a deliciously scrappy border).
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Falling Leaves quilt
A favorite on our Instagram feed, “Falling Leaves” is a perfect match for a color-rich batik stash. Make your own version with the help of
Eye-Catching Quilts.
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Pumpkin Patch table runner and hot pad
Table Toppers you’ll find quilts to grace tables year ’round, like this “Pumpkin Patch” runner and hot pad. Get the eBook and you can start sewing right now!

Want more fabric-filled ideas for fall and Halloween? Our “Happy Halloween!,” “Fall Knitting Mood Board,” and “Autumn Quilts” boards on Pinterest will lead you to even more fun books for a festive fall.
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Martingale on Pinterest

Do you decorate for autumn, Halloween, or both? Tell us in the comments!

>>> Find even more Halloween decorating ideas in this post.

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