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Tricks and Treats

Learn a few new techniques—easy, fusible appliqué and chain piecing—to make this bright and funky Halloween quilt come together quickly.


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Designer: Linda Lum Debono


• 1⁄2 yard total assorted green prints (checkerboard units, appliqué foundation, “boo!” appliqués)
• 1⁄4 yard total assorted yellow prints (checkerboard units, candy corn appliqués, “creepy” appliqués)
• 1⁄2 yard total assorted orange prints (checkerboard units, appliqué foundation, “spooky” appliqués, candy corn appliqués)
• 1⁄8 yard black tone-on-tone (bat appliqués)
• Scrap of solid white (candy corn appliqués)
• 1⁄3 yard total assorted purple prints (checkerboard units)
• 5⁄8 yard black print (appliqué foundation)
• 3⁄8 yard multicolor dot (sashing)
• 3⁄8 yard black dot (binding)
• 1-1⁄2 yards backing fabric
• 40×51" batting
• 1 yard lightweight fusible web
• Machine-quilting thread to match appliqués

Finished quilt: 33-1⁄2×44-1⁄2"

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.
Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.