365 Days Quilt Scraps: Dracula Bat Quilt Block

Thanks for joining me today in making yet a third scrap quilt block in anticipation for the Halloween season. In the last couple of weeks, I shared the instructions for making the Spooky Pumpkin Block and The Mummy Block.

Today I’m sharing a spooky Dracula Bat design! These fun Halloween themed blocks are fun for applying them to candy bags, wall hangings, table toppers, runners, etc. Here’s a candy bag I made with this fun block design.

The Dracula Bat Candy Bag, so perfect for Halloween. This free pattern quilt block design is the third in a series for the Halloween season. It was also the 146th block in my 365 days quilt scraps challenge in 2019; Sewing Scrap Blocks with Character

I have many more scrap quilt block designs in my new book Sewing Scrap Blocks with Character, that can spark other ideas on themed quilts. Check it out!

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This bat scrap block is the 146th patchwork block in a year-long quilt scrap challenge in 2019. Here we go!

The Dracula Bat Block from 365 Days Quit Scraps, free pattern

The Dracula Bat Block is offered in 4 quilt block sizes: 3”, 6”, 9”, 12”.

materials

fabric

  • fabric scraps

notions

  • thread to match the fabric
  • heavyweight thread or embroidery floss for embellishing
  • sewing needles and pins
  • sharp scissors
  • ruler
  • rotary cutter
  • pencil or water-soluble marker

other

  • transfer paper
  • color printer

Note: The diagrams are actual size excluding seam allowances.

Instructions

Preparing the pieces

Print method

Print the diagram in color then cut the paper pieces to use as templates.

Tracing method

Using transfer paper and a ruler, the bat image, cut the pieces to use as templates.

Cutting and Sewing

  1. Templates are provided in the PDFs under Assembling the Pieces.
  2. Place each template on a chosen scrap fabric and cut around the template including a ¼” all around each piece. Cut all the pieces of fabric.
  3. Use the numbered diagrams to sew all pieces in the recommended order. Sew the pieces by hand or by machine.
  4. Use backstitching at the start and stop of seam if sewing by machine, use knots if sewing by hand.

Assembling the pieces

Follow the piecing diagrams below:

3” The Dracula Bat downloadable template

6” The Dracula Bat downloadable template

9” The Dracula Bat downloadable template

12” The Dracula Bat downloadable template

Join me next week for the last installment of this Halloween series, I’m posting a Spider and its cobweb design!

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