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Free Pumpkin Quilt Block Pattern

I think Fall may just be my favorite season… which means it's pumpkin time.

So, today, I am sharing with you a free pattern and tutorial for a super simple, adorable pumpkin quilt block, perfect for Fall!

This easy pumpkin time quilt block comes together in a snap and is an excellent way to use up some of your favorite scrap autumn fabric in this free fall quilting pattern.

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Make one or a whole crop of this great little pumpkin quilt pattern for fall and Halloween decorating. This pattern is super versatile and perfect for incorporating into a wall hanging, table runner, pot holder, coaster or our mug rug tutorial.  

Learn how to make the pumpkin quilt block by watching our video Or below we also prepared a step-by-step easy-to-follow photo tutorial.

If you like pumpkin crafts, check out our white lace pumpkin tutorial and our book page decoupaged pumpkin tutorial.

Also, pumpkin time is kids Halloween craft time. Be sure to check out this Halloween arts and crafts for kids page where you'll find over 40 of the best Halloween kids crafts from printable coloring pages to Halloween slime to everything in between.

So here are the video and written tutorials for the Pumpkin Quilt Block Pattern.


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DIY Pumpkin Quilt Block Pattern Tutorial

Pumpkin Quilt Block Finished 1

Pumpkin Quilt Block Skill Level: Easy

Finished Block Size:  6" x 7" 

What You Need to make the pumpkin block

  • Orange Fabric
  • Brown Fabric Scrap
  • Green Fabric Scrap
  • Background Fabric
  • Quilting Rotary Cutter, Ruler and Mat
  • Iron and Iron Board
  • Pencil
  • Scissor
  • As with most sewing projects, sewing machine, thread and pins

instructions for pumpkin block assembly

Pumpkin Mug Rug Tutorial - Mug Rug Pattern

Step 1: Fabric Cutting Instructions for the Pumpkin Block

This is a wonderful fabric stash buster project since it only needs a small amount of fabric to make the block.  So, before purchasing fabric, check out your leftover fabric from other projects.  

Cut the fabric pieces according to the following cutting chart:

Pumpkin Fabric
1 - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Background Fabric
5 - 1 1/2" squares
1 - 2 1/4" x 1 1/2"  rectangle
1 - 1 1/4" x 1 1/2" rectangle
2 - 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" strips
2 - 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips

Pumpkin Stem Fabric
1 - 1" x 1 1/2" rectangle

Pumpkin Leaf Fabric
1 - 1 1/2" square

Sewing Instructions: Use a 1/4" seam allowance unless otherwise instructed.

Step 2: Pumpkin Body

For the body of the pumpkin, you will need the 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square of pumpkin fabric and the four 1 1/2" squares of background fabric. 

With a pencil and ruler, draw a diagonal line on the back of the four 1 1/2" squares of background fabric from corner to corner. This pencil line is a sewing line.Pumpkin Block Pattern Mark Corners Place one 1 1/2" square of the background fabric on each corner of the pumpkin fabric with the right sides together and all edges aligned.  Please refer to the following photo for the correct placement of the stitching lines.Pumpkin block - Align Corners

Sew along the drawn diagonal line of each square. Pumpkin Mug Rug Tutorial - Sew on Line

Once the four squares have been sewn to the pumpkin fabric, trim the excess fabric 1/4" from the stitched line.  After trimming the block should look like this: Pumpkin fall pattern - Pumpkin Corners Trimmed
Unfold the corner pieces and gently press each corner away from the orange piece to the outside creating a pumpkin shape.

Step 3: How To Make The Leaf Section

Let's make the pumpkin leaf now. 

Get the last 1 1/2" square of background fabric and the 1 1/2" square of leaf fabric.  With a pencil and ruler, draw a diagonal line on the back of the lighter fabric from corner to corner.Pumpkin Mug Rug Tutorial - Half Square Triangle Mark Line

Place the squares on top of each other, with the right sides together. Make sure to align all the edges. At the sewing machine, sew along the diagonal line.  Trim away excess fabric 1/4" from the stitching line.   Open and press the seam to one side.Pumpkin Mug Rug Tutorial - Half Square Triangle Block

Step 4: Sewing Leaf and Stem Strip Together

Time to sew the leaf and stem strip that will be attached to the top of the pumpkin body.

Pumpkin Mug Rug Tutorial - Stem SectionsTo make the top of the pumpkin, arrange the pieces ( from left to right) as follows (refer to the above photo):

2 1/4" x 1 1/2" background fabric, stem fabric, leaf piece, 1 1/4" x 1 1/2" background fabric.

After they are correctly arranged, sew the pieces together.  With an iron, press the seams all in one direction. Then, sew this leaf and stem strip to the top of the pumpkinPumpkin Mug Rug Tutorial - Add Stem Sectionand press the seam toward the pumpkin shape.

Looking adorable. To finish the block it needs some borders.Pumpkin Mug Rug Tutorial - Finished Pumpkin

Step 5: Add Pumpkin Block Border Strips

Grab the two 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" background fabric strips and sew them to the left and right sides of the pumpkin.  With an iron, press the seams toward the background fabric.Pumpkin Mug Rug Tutorial - Finished Pumpkin Block Borders

Next get the last two strips, the 1 1/2" x 6 1/2"  background fabric strips and sew them to the top and bottom of the pumpkin.  Again, use the iron to press the seams toward the background fabric.

The pumpkin block is finished.Pumpkin Mug Rug Tutorial - Finished Pumpkin Block

I enjoyed showing you how to make this pumpkin quilt block.  I hope you enjoyed it too!

Pin this tutorial so you have it for the next time you want a pumpkin quilt block pattern.   

You may be curious as to how to hand or machine quilt the pumpkin block once it is in a project.  

Pumpkin Quilt Block Finished 2You can simply outline quilt with a single row of quilting stitches around the pumpkin shape. 

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Printable PDF Version - If you would like to purchase an ad free printable version of this tutorial, please visit our Etsy Shop listing for Free Pumpkin Quilt Block Pattern. For a small fee, you can purchase a PDF downloadable version of this tutorial.



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