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10 free pumpkin quilt patterns

By Hatun Comak → Thursday, October 15, 2020

 It is fall time now, which means it is time to dig and find out orange fabrics in your stash to start sewing your fall quilts.

Are you in search of doing something related to fall? Pumpkins are the symbol of fall and very popular with fall quilts. It is just a pumpkin, you can say, but there are dozens of pumpkin variations for quilt patterns. Whether you look for patchwork, applique or stuffing things, you will find it here in this round up for pumpkin quilt patterns. In this collection of pumpkin quilt patterns which are totally free, you will find various pumpkin patterns proper for your fall quilt needs. 

Therre is a variety of projects: table runners, cushions, mug rugs, wall hangings or bed quilts, applique and more.They are also great as gifts!

I collected a bunch of free pumpkin quilt patterns. Many of these projects are easy to make and does not require much time to finish. They are also adaptable to make variations depending on your imagination.

I hope you will get the inspiration you need to start your fall quilt project. 

Here we go!

Pumpkin quilt block tutorial by My patchworld

Fall pumpkin table runner by The Cloth Parcel

Pumpkin pincushion by Fiskars Craft

Cheeky pumpkin quilt by Studio Fabrics

Pumpkins by Cluck Cluck Sew

Pumpkin placemat by Phyllis Dobbs

Jack-o-lantern pattern by Artisania

Strippy pumpkin by Diane Knott

Mug rug tutoriaş by So Sew Easy

Mini pumpkin quilt by Jan Daly Quilts

So which one is your favourite? I like fall and the colors of fall quiltd attract me so much. I collected my favourites here so this round up for pumpkin quilt patterns is also for me to choose the next project.

Maple Leaf Quilt Block Pattern

By Hatun Comak → Thursday, October 8, 2020


The maple leaf quilt block is a perfect pattern for this  time of the year. It is already fall and timing is perfect. It is an old, classic pattern which is made in two contrasting  colors with one light, three dark squares and four half square triangles. The stem is a strip of dark color constructed diagonally on light fabric.

While all seasonal colors are appropriate, orange, red and brown are especially popular with this design.

This maple quilt block pattern is lovely and super easy to make. There are many ways to do it. Here is how I make maple leaf quilt block pattern.

I made the maple leaf quilt block pattern block meaauring 6"×6". I also made another one measuring 9"×9". The instructions below are for 6"×6".

First you need to cut the fabric. The cutting instructions follow a simple, repetitive system.

Maple Leaf Quilt Block Cutting Instructions

  • Cut two squares 3"×3", three squares 2 1/2"×2 1/2", one strip 1 1/4"×4". These are for leaf fabric, which is orange here.
  • Cut three squares 3"×3", one square 2 1/2"×2 1/2". These are for background fabric which is white here.

Maple Leaf Quilt Block Assembly

  • Match two of 3"×3" orange squares with white squares. Place them right sides together. We will be making for half square triangles. Draw a diagonal line on the back of the orange square and sew along both sides of the drawn line with 1/4" seam allowance.
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  • Cut the squares on the drawn diagonal line, so that you get for half square triangle units. Press seams through the orange fabric. Square up the HSTs to be 2 1/2"×2 1/2".
  • To make the square with stem. Cut remaining 3"×3" white square in half diagonally so you create two triangles. Fold the rectangle strip in half vertically to find the center. Fold also the triangles in half along the longest edge and mark the center.

  • Line up center crease of one triangle with center crease of the rectangle  and sew along. Repeat the same for other triangle. Square up the triangle with stem to 2 1/2"×2 1/2".
  • Lay out half square triangles, stem square and remaining squares as shown in the image attention to tje direction of HSTs.

  • Sew squares together in three rows. Press seams. Sew rows together and press seams again. 

And here it is! Maple leaf quilt block is ready. It measures 6"×6". I also made another  maple leaf quilt block measuring 9"×9". I love these colors of fall.

It is a perfect and simple, classical quilt pattern for fall quilts. I have jad fun makimg these and I am thinking of making a wall hanging of maple leaves in different size. We will see what it turns out to be.
Below is a cutting chart for maple leaf quilt block patteen in different size.