Sew a Spooktacular Halloween Throw Pillow

Quilted Skull Pillow

A Halloween Throw Pillow is a spooktacular way to easily decorate your Fall home. Toss a pillow here and there and suddenly your house contains a charming ghostly glow! The pillows below are all simple, easy to sew and full of eerie fun. Whip them up for Halloween and save them as a future tradition. And, don’t be afraid to let them linger a little past the trick-or-treating season, too!

Frightful Halloween Pillows
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Delightfully Frightful Halloween Pillows

Whimsy is an important element for any Halloween Throw Pillow and this delightfully frightful pair perfectly fits that requirement! Designed by clever Lisa for the All People Quilt site, you’ll enjoy choosing the felted wools and sweet cotton prints that create these charmers. Fusible web applique makes attaching the shapes easy and leaves you time to add a few hand stitches if you’d like. You’ll register on the site and then be able to download the free templates for Mr. Skeleton and his Raven buddies. From there, just follow Lisa’s clear instructions for these ghastly goodies. Assemble your pillow fronts, attach them to the backing and pop a pillow form inside each one to finish the phantom pair.  Click here for the Delightfully Frightful Halloween Pillow tutorials.

Quilted Skull Pillow
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Quilted Skull Halloween Pillow

Whether you make this Quilted Skull Halloween Throw Pillow scary or cute, it will be a ghastly star of your decor. Skullful Nicole’s instructions are full of photo illustrated steps and terrific tips for the simple process of half-square triangle skull creation. Add straight line quilting as shown, create your own design or try a little free-motion stitching to finish. Have a ghoulish-good time choosing your colors and consider making two. You know what they say – two skulls are better than one! Featured on the Modern Handcraft blog, Nicole’s design would be great for a quilt block, too. So many possibilities! Click here for the Quilted Skull Pillow tutorial.

Witch Silhouette Pillow
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Witch’s Silhouette Pillow

Melissa of the Polka Dot Chair blog designed a bewitchingly boo-tiful Silhouette Halloween Throw Pillow. Mostly constructed with fusibles, you can whip up a Witch Silhouette almost before you can say “flying broom”. Melissa’s tutorial includes a printable template for the silhouette and oval along with thorough instructions.  You’ll especially appreciate her simple steps for centering your design and assembling the pillow front. Easy-peasy! Click here for the Witch’s Silhouette Pillow tutorial.

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Paper Pieced Coffin Block Pillow

If coffins can be adorable, the Paper Pieced pillow designed by Jeni of the In Color Order blog is definitely adorbs! Created of 6” squares, you could easily expand the pillow into a haunting throw or wall hanging. Jeni made nine blocks with a Halloween print coffin centered in each one. The pillow would still be a lovely apparition with the variation of alternating solid squares, too. Jeni’s free pattern PDF has a nicely numbered cutting and layout diagram to make this an easy project for you. If you’re new to Paper Piecing, check out her linked tutorial! Click here for the Coffin Quilt Block Pillow tutorial.

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Color Block Candy Corn Pillow

In my home, candy corn is an “anytime-we-can-buy-it” kind of treat. So this is a Halloween Throw Pillow that could definitely be part of the décor all Fall long! Designed as a cover for an existing pillows, Amy of the Positively Splendid blog offers simple instructions even a beginner will love. Use solids, prints, stripes or dots for the color blocked, candy corn effect and enjoy your confectionary creation!  Click here for the Color Block Candy Corn Pillow tutorial.

Modern Pumpkin Pillow
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Modern Pumpkin Throw Pillow

This is not-too-scareful Modern Pumpkin Halloween Throw Pillow could easily be another “All-Fall” design! Perfectly suited for every ghoul and goblin, you can choose décor colors or go with traditional orange and brown. Mix prints and solids and don’t stop at just one! Featured on the Therm-o-Web blog and designed by Amanda, these easy fusible gourds are quick and fun to personalize. Add vines as Amanda did or include a spider, full moon or black cat if you wish. Echo quilt the pumpkins or don’t quilt at all. Your pillow, your self-sewn pumpkin patch! Click here for the Modern Pumpkin Pillow tutorial.

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