This fun coffin block is the perfect addition to your spooky Halloween décor. Create an entire quilt’s worth of blocks, or just one for a charming pillow!
We created this video to walk you through this project step by step. Enjoy!
- 2 fat quarters of coordinating Halloween fabric (we chose two from the Cotton + Steel Lil' Monsters Collection)
- Quilting Supplies
From your main color (MC) fabric, cut:
- (1) 6.5” x 10.5” rectangle From your contrasting color (CC) fabric, cut
- (2) 1.5” x 10.5” strips
- (2) 2.5” x 10.5” strips
- (2) 4.5” x 7.25” rectangles
- (2) 3.25” x 3.75” rectangles
The MC fabric will be the coffin, and the CC fabric will be the framing fabrics.
1) For the 3.25” x 3.75” rectangles, mark a line from the bottom corner to the top at 1.75” in mirror images. Place these rectangles on the top edge of your MC rectangle, angles pointing to the top. Sew along the lines you marked. Trim the excess from your segments. Press.
2) For the 4.5” x 7.25” rectangles, mark a line from the top corners to the bottom at 2.25” in mirror images.
Place these on the bottom of the MC rectangle. They will overlap the top seams slightly, much like a flying geese block. The angles should be pointing to the bottom.
Sew along the lines you marked. Trim the excess from your segments. Press.
(Hint: sew slightly to the inside edges of these lines to allow for the small amount lost with pressing)
3) Trim the excess fabric, making sure to leave ¼” from each point on the sides for seam allowance.
4) Sew the two 2.5” x 10.5” strips to the sides. Press.
5) Sew the two 1.5” x 10.5” strips to the bottom and top. Press.
6) Trim one last time – and you’re finished! Enjoy your spooky Halloween quilt block!