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365 Days Quilt Scraps: The Spider Quilt Block

by Olesya Lebedenko

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.

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

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, which can spark other ideas on themed quilts. Check it out!

Olesya’s newly released book, Sewing Scrap Blocks with Character, contains hundreds of scrap quilt block designs!

Olesya’s newly released book, Sewing Scrap Blocks with Character, contains hundreds of scrap quilt block designs!

This spider scrap block is the 105th patchwork block in a year-long quilt scrap challenge in 2019. Here we go!

The Spider Block from 365 Days Quit Scraps, free pattern

The Spider Block from 365 Days Quit Scraps, free pattern

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

materials

fabric

  • fabric scraps

notions

  • thread to match fabric
  • heavy weight 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 Spider downloadable template

6” The Spider downloadable template

9” The Spider downloadable template

12” The Spider downloadable template

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.

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