Halloween and Fall Fabric Art Freebies and eBook

As the days grow shorter here in New England, we're drawn to the warmth of firelight: from candles flickering inside grinning jack-o-lanterns to cozy nights by hearth.

This is the time when I like to make fabric crafts with my kids and home décor fiber art projects to welcome friends and family.

Here, I've gathered several popular how-tos you can make to celebrate Halloween, falling leaves, and all the joys of autumn.

Natalya Aikens Stitched Pigma Pen Leaves can be scattered on a table as a centerpiece or personalized with fabric pen to serve as place cards at your Thanksgiving table. A great way to use fabric scraps!

easy quilted leaves natalya aikens
It's hard to tell the stitched and painted leaves
by Natalya Aikens from the real ones!

If celebrating The Day of the Dead is more your style, you can make fabric-paper Sugar Skull Ornaments such as these by Kelli Nina Perkins.

day of the dead ornaments kelli nina perkins
Sugar skull ornaments for Day of the Dead
by Kelli Nina Perkins.

Can't resist a row of grinning jack-o-lanterns? Then use fabric fusing and felt to make this quick-to-assemble banner by Lisa Chin. Just use the jack-o-lantern template to cut pre-fused felt, fuse and topstich the shapes to rectangles, and add a ribbon.

Cut, fuse, topstitch, hang! That's all there is to making this 
jaunty jack-o-lantern banner by Lisa Chin.

Lisa's full directions for a ghostly version of this banner are in our new compilation eBook, 8 Spooky and Sweet Halloween Sewing Projects.

Inside, you'll also find these fabric art projects: two quilted table runners, one especially for Halloween (see below) and another that will see you through Thanksgiving dinner, plus little monster-robot dolls, quilted treat bags, Day of the Dead pins to wear, nametag necklaces perfect for quilt shows, and a spiderweb quilt that will chase the cobwebs away all year long.

spider quilted table runner by brubaker knapp
Spooky yet sophisticated, this table runner will show you can spin
thread as well as any spider. By Susan Brubaker Knapp.

You can download 8 Spooky and Sweet Halloween Sewing Projects right now and have your fiber art projects done well before the trick-or-treaters come calling.

8 spooky and sweet halloween sewing projects
Projects l to r by: Susan Brubaker Knapp, Tina Lewis, Dodi Lee Poulson, Wendy Sloneker, Candy Glendening,
Lisa Chin, Susan Brubaker Knapp, and Elizabeth Dackson.

Happy Fall!