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Happy Haunting! Modern Halloween Quilt Ideas to Dress Up Your Home

If you haven’t settled on your Halloween quilting plans just yet, you still have time to sew a scary (or sweet) patchwork quilt! Use the Halloween fabrics in your stash, or selects shades of black, orange, green and white for fresh, modern Halloween decor. If you’re looking for even more modern Halloween quilt ideas, you’ll find them below!

Poison Apple QuiltPhoto via The WhipperCrafter

Poisoned apple

Have you heard of the new e-magazine The WhipperCrafter? This Poisoned Apple Quilt is one of the featured projects in the first issue, which comes with online project instructions and a printable PDF of Halloween quilt ideas and many more craft projects! Featuring low-volume patchwork and a bold apple silhouette, this mini-quilt drips with spooky sophistication.

Barn Bats Halloween Quilt by Cori at Let's Eat GrandpaPhoto via Let’s Eat Grandpa

Barn bats

Cori stitched up a mini quilt for Halloween based on a geometric block that resembles rows of bats! Sewn in scrappy, Halloween-colored prints, this design has loads of personality and room for customization. Enlarge the size of the bats to make a larger quilt. You can find Elizabeth Hartman’s pattern for the Barn Bats Quilt at Oh, Fransson!

Halloween quiltPhoto via Hoosier Toni

Colorful strips

If you have a lot of different black, orange and white fabrics in your stash (even scraps!), you could whip up this easy Halloween quilt pattern with a modern twist. Toni shares her quilt on her blog and says it is the easiest quilt top she’s ever made!

“I just grabbed a variety of black, white/black, and orange prints and started cutting strips,” Toni explains. “They are all 9″ long by various widths. I just threw them all in a bowl and started sewing them in pairs, then in pairs of pairs, and so on.” She backed the quilt in flannel fabric, to make a cozy campfire blanket.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat BagPhoto via Craftsy member Celestial Inspirations

Pumpkin bag

Dump the plastic pumpkin pail and send off your little ghosts and goblins with this festive patchwork pumpkin treat bag. Featuring a spacious interior, fabric straps and orange patchwork, this bag has a different jack-o’-lantern face on each side. A beginning quilter could use this pattern to learn how to make a quilted bag, and kids could even help cut out and apply the fabric face.

Get the Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag Pattern here.

Flash Burn Modern Improv Quilt PatternPhoto via Craftsy member The Modern Organic Quilter

Improv solids

Halloween quilt ideas don’t require a stash of holiday fabrics to make an impression. Turning gray, white, orange and green solids into an improvisational quilt, this Craftsy member modeled her design after some imperfect architecture or a streak of lightening.

Try your hand at this quilt pattern and practice your wild, wonky patchwork. To make it extra scary, you can quilt the background with free-motion spiderwebs!

Get the Flash Burn Modern Improv Quilt Pattern here.

Reversible Halloween Table RunnerPhoto via Saltwater Quilts

Reversible table runner

Mix simple half-square triangle blocks to make a patchwork design with lots of prints like the table runner Candace created. Her reversible Halloween table runner features Lizzy House fabrics plus a few other scraps, plus white solid fabric. On the flip side is a table runner that can be used year-round, so the project doesn’t have to go into the closet after the fall season has passed!

For even more Halloween quilt ideas, check out our roundup of 7 quilts for Halloween.

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Which of these modern Halloween quilt ideas is your favorite?

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