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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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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" for pattern pieces. Note: Patterns are reversed for fusible appliqué.

To use fusible web for appliquéing, complete the following steps.

1.  Lay fusible web, paper side up, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace each pattern the number of times indicated in cutting instructions, leaving 1⁄2" between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1⁄4" outside traced lines.

2. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, press fusible-web shapes onto wrong side of each designated fabric; let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines. Peel off paper backings.

From assorted green prints, cut:
1—6-1⁄2 ×33-1⁄2" rectangle
18—2-1⁄2" squares
1 each of letter B and !
2 of letter O

From assorted yellow prints, cut:
8—2-1⁄2" squares
1 each of letters C, R, P, and Y
2 of letter E
5 of Pattern B

From assorted orange prints, cut:
1—6-1⁄2×33-1⁄2" rectangle
12—2-1⁄2" squares1 1 each of letters S, P, K, and Y
2 of letter O
5 of Pattern C

From black tone-on-tone, cut:
3 of Pattern A

From solid white, cut:
5 of Pattern D

From assorted purple prints, cut:
38—2-1⁄2" squares

From black print, cut:
1—8-1⁄2×25-1⁄2" rectangle
1—8-1⁄2×21-1⁄2" rectangle
1—8-1⁄2×15-1⁄2" rectangle

From multicolor dot, cut:
4—2-1⁄2×33-1⁄2" sashing strips

From black dot, cut:
4—2-1⁄2×42" binding strips