Stitch a Strippy Pumpkin Quilt Block for Fall

If you’re looking to make an adorable, totally one-of-a-kind project this fall, look no further. This scrappy, stash-busting pumpkin quilt block is made entirely of 1½”-wide strips. It comes together in a snap, and it’s perfect for autumn stitching. All you need now is a warm mug of homemade apple cider and the perfect fall afternoon is complete.

Good to Know: You need fabric in orange, green and brown, along with a background fabric of your choosing. To make the pumpkin strips stand out, use different fabrics — we mixed six different orange prints for ours.

Pumpkin Quilt Block

Level: Easy

Size: 8½” unfinished

What You Need

For the pumpkin fabric

  • Six orange fabric strips, cut into 1½” x 5½” strips
  • Brown fabric, cut into a 1½” square
  • Green fabric, cut into a 1½” x 3″ strip
  • For the background fabric

  • Two strips, cut 1½” x 8½”
  • Two strips, cut 1½” x 6½”
  • One strip, cut 1½” x 3″
  • Six squares, cut 1½”
  • Tools

  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Quilting ruler
  • Fabric marker
  • Instructions

    1. Sew the Pumpkin Strips

    Once you’ve cut all of your fabric into the needed dimensions, sew the orange strips together lengthwise. Press the seams open to one side.

    2. Mark and Sew the Corners

    Place a background square on each corner of the strips right side down, as shown above. To shape the pumpkin, mark each square with a diagonal line from corner to corner. Sew on these lines.

    3. Trim the Corners

    Using a ruler and rotary cutter, trim the corners ¼” from the sewn line. Press the corners away from the orange strips.

    4. Make the Leaf

    Place the remaining two background squares on top of the green strip. Mark these from corner to corner as well, then sew on the lines.

    Just like you did with the other squares, trim away the corners ¼” from the sewn lines. Press the corners away from the green strip.

    5. Sew the Stem

    To make the top of the block, arrange (from left to right) the 1½” x 3″ background strip, the brown square and the open green leaf unit you just cut.

    Sew the pieces together, then press both seams open toward the brown square.

    6. Attach to the Pumpkin

    Sew the stem and leaf row to the top of the orange strips. Press the seams away from the pumpkin.

    7. Finish the Block

    Sew the 1½” x 6½” background strips on either side of the pumpkin block. Press the seams toward the border strips.

    Sew the 1½” x 8½” background strips to the top and bottom of the pumpkin block. Press the seams toward the background strips.

    This pumpkin block will now be an 8½” square. Put it in a frame and give it as a gift, or work it into a fall-themed quilt design!

    Discussion
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    110 Responses to “Stitch a Strippy Pumpkin Quilt Block for Fall”
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hello Pat,

        Thank you for contacting us. There is no pattern to email. The instructions on how to make the Strippy Pumpkin Quilt Block is on the site.

        If you have you have further questions, please chat, email or call Customer Service.

        Sincerely,

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
    1. Kay
      Kay

      Soooo cute! Have 2 cut out already. Would make awesome mug rugs or if other strippy fruit patterns were thought up, I could visualize an awesome fruit table runner or lap quilt!

      Reply
    2. Margaret
      Margaret

      Please send me a strippy pumpkin quilt block . I need to sew a fun project and this is the one

      Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hello Denise,

        There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hello Carol,

        There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
    3. MICHELE
      MICHELE

      Fellow fans of fall fabric fun, let’s face it — they are not going to bother emailing this tutorial to everyone who asks… If you want more than just an online bookmark and prefer a hard copy, may I suggest highlighting with your cursor everything from the last line up to the project title, hit “copy”, open your word processor, choose a blank document, click paste (keep formatting), and then save your new document to whatever folder you prefer on your device and finally print it out if you wish… Happy sewing!

      Reply
    4. MICHELE
      MICHELE

      My goodness, it’s all right there! Thank you for this nice tutorial for a very cute block. Bookmarked!

      Reply
    5. Alicia Corsini
      Alicia Corsini

      Please email me the pattern I would love to make some placemats for my table with this!!!

      Reply
    6. Gena Coleman
      Gena Coleman

      I would LOVE and appreciate a pattern emailed to my email address. It is SO CUTE for fall.

      Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Joy. There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Pat. . There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Pat. There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Janice. There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Sandra. There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Sandra. There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Susan. There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Tanya. There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
    7. Julia
      Julia

      Cute pumpkin block. Just what I was looking for. Please send instructions to my email. I’m thinking I may try to make several blocks and put them together for a table runner. Thanks

      Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Julia. There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Mary. There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Mary. There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Rebecca. There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Melba. There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Debbie. There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi JoAnn. There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Kathy. There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Helen. There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
      • Customer Service
        Customer Service

        Hi Zenobia. There is not a pattern for this. You will find the instructions in the link below:

        https://www.craftsy.com/post/pumpkin-quilt-block/

        You can find the dimensions for the pieces you need to complete the pattern under the section: What You Need

        If you have any other questions, please email or call Customer Service.

        Sarah
        Craftsy

        Reply
    8. Virginia O'Connor
      Virginia O'Connor

      I’m anxious to make this pumpkin and then figure out what I will incorporate it with to make–a table runner, table topper, hanging, hot plate or ? Thanks for this cute pattern!

      Reply