Free Beginner Quilting Pattern

“Spooky”

We have a free beginner quilting pattern just for you.  You may use this pattern as many times as you wish. 

We’ll go over what the pattern looks like and how to make it spring into life.

The Pattern

Here is a picture of what the design looks like when it’s finished.  As you can see it’s perfect for any fall, Halloween, or thanksgiving motif.

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The pattern will be given to you in PDF format.  The size is adjustable with your own computer editing software, if needed.

The Steps

Print the image of the pattern with your printer.

Now with the pattern physically in your hands, trace it onto the paper side of your favorite fusible.

We prefer Heat n Bond brand because it is high quality, easy to work with, and inexpensive. 

Lite hold is used for projects that will be washable and stitched down.  Ultra hold for wall hangings and framed quilts.  You can find this product at a number of stores.  Walmart usually has it in stock as well as Fabric.com and Joann.com.

Once the design is traced then cut out the design in-between the lines or on the outer line.  This is to ensure that we will be trimming the fabric after the applique pattern is glued on.

Be sure not to cut upon the inner line at this time.  That will happen later.

It’s a good idea to have an envelope or a Ziploc bag handy to put the pieces of fusible into and later the fabric with the fusible backing.  This will help avoid the problem of losing pieces.

Now that every shape is cut out it’s time to press them onto the back of the appropriate fabric. Do this with a medium hot iron.  Count to 3 as you press down.

When the fusible is glued onto the back of the correct fabrics, cut along the inner lines of the traced pattern.

Most of the time you will only be cutting a thin layer of fabric along the edges.  This will prevent your fabric from fraying and avoiding the whiskered effect that you want to avoid. 

After doing the last trimming to your design pieces we need to find the placement of where on the background fabric you want the design to be. 

Once you have that established, remove the paper backing, and press the pieces into place with the medium hot iron again. This time count to 5 as you press down. 

Then you may stitch down your applique with a tight zigzag stitch, sometimes called a satin stitch, if so desired.  Otherwise the pattern can be left as a raw edge applique.

Raw edge appliques look excellent as a wall hang or framed work of art.

Congratulations!  Your latest creation is complete.

Wrap Up

We hope you enjoyed this free beginner quilting pattern.  May it bring many possibilities to your next quilting projects.

Until next time.

Happy quilting,


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