Thanks for joining me today for the last scrap quilt block of this series in anticipation for the Halloween season. In the last three weeks, I shared the instructions for making the Spooky Pumpkin Block, The Mummy Block, and The Dracula Bat Block last week.
Today I’m sharing a spooky Spider design! These fun Halloween themed blocks are fun for applying them to candy bags, wall hangings, table toppers, runners, cushion covers, etc. Here’s a candy bag I made last week with the Dracula Bat design.
I have many more scrap quilt block designs in my new book Sewing Scrap Blocks with Character, which can spark other ideas on themed quilts. Check it out!
This spider scrap block is the 105th patchwork block in a year-long quilt scrap challenge in 2019. Here we go!
The Spider Block is offered in 4 quilt block sizes: 3”, 6”, 9”, 12”.
- fabric scraps
- thread to match fabric
- heavy weight thread or embroidery floss for embellishing
- sewing needles and pins
- sharp scissors
- rotary cutter
- pencil or water-soluble marker
- transfer paper
- color printer
Note: The diagrams are actual size excluding seam allowances.
Preparing the pieces
Print the diagram in color then cut the paper pieces to use as templates.
Using transfer paper and a ruler, the bat image, cut the pieces to use as templates.
Cutting and Sewing
- Templates are provided in the PDFs under Assembling the Pieces.
- 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.
- Use the numbered diagrams to sew all pieces in the recommended order. Sew the pieces by hand or by machine.
- 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:
I hope you tried these fun scrap quilt blocks! If you did, I’d love to hear your comments, or share a photo of it on #TheSewGoesOn, it’s always exciting to see the fabrics other quilters used in making their blocks.