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Mystery Bats & Boos Quilt and Stitch Along

At long last, we’re ready to share our first ever Halloween Mystery quilt along and stitch along with you! Thanks for your patience as we waited for the fabrics. Beginning August 2, we’ll release a FREE Bats & Boos quilt and cross stitch pattern each week for four weeks. Kimberly Jolly will guide you in sewing this quilt, so if you’re new to quilting (or want some company while you sew) this is a good one to try!

Here is a sneak peek of our Bats & Boos Mystery quilt and cross stitch patterns! BOO!

Each Monday from August 2 -23, we will release one video tutorial with a FREE quilt block pattern and cross stitch pattern. Join Kimberly Jolly as she shows you how to cut, stitch and sew a new block each week! We won’t reveal the look of the quilt or cross stitch pattern beforehand. That’s a secret. Bookmark this page, check back each week for updates, and subscribe to the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel so you never miss a video.

About the Quilt

The quilt finishes at 40.5″ square. If you want to sew a spooky version like ours, grab the mystery Bats & Boos Quilt Kit and Backing set!

We are sewing our quilt with Holiday Essentials – Halloween by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda Fabrics! This collection is as cute as it is spooky.

To sew up this quilt, download the fabric requirements. 2″ Half Square Triangles on a Roll Triangle Paper and  1.5” x 3” Flying Geese Quilt Block Foundation Paper are optional supplies to keep those blocks “on point.”

 

To see all the supplies for this sew along, head to our Bats & Boos supplies page for the products you will need.

About the Cross Stitch


The Bats & Boos cross stitch measures 93w x 93h, finishing at 6.75″ square when stitched on 14 count Aida! 

The Bats & Boos Cross Stitch piece will be stitched in sections as we reveal a new portion of the pattern each week. This design was inspired by our Halloween-themed mystery quilt, so if you want a matching set, give this one a go.

The floss and cloth you choose are up to you, but we’ve collected some items to get your stitching off to a good start. To make your cross stitch just like ours, visit the Bats & Boos supplies page.

Updates on Bats & Boos Pattern Releases


Monday, August 2
Bat Block

Monday, August 2
Release 1
Monday, August 9
Pumpkin Block
Monday, August 9
Release 2
Monday, August 16
Star Block
Monday, August 16
Release 3
Monday, August 23
Finishing Pattern
Monday, August 23
Release 4
Tuesday August 24
Cross Stitch Finishing Tutorial

We invited some friends to sew along with us and they’re sharing their progress along the way! You can follow them on social media for inspiration and tips along the way!

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Join us for Bats & Boos!

Right-click the image to download this image and share it with your Bats & Boos project progress!

You can share the badge above to show you’re participating. EVERYONE can sew along! To join in, all you have to do is come back to the blog each week to download our mystery patterns and gather your supplies. Keep up with us by following the hashtag #BatsAndBoosQAL and #BatsAndBoosSAL on Instagram to see and share work from your fellow quilters and stitchers.

The fun starts on Monday, August 2. We’ll see you then!

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69 comments

    1. I searched everywhere to purchase the pattern… jeez read a lil girl. Found the info. Thank you. Just waiting for my fabrics and my first instructions.

  1. I don’t normally like Halloween but so many designers are coming out with such stinking cute fabrics I’m starting to get into it. My kit is on its way. Can’t wait to start.

  2. Ordering kit today and will look forward to being in this sew along. It’s my first time doing a see along

    1. Just to let you know, the fabric with the bats and moons on the black background may not be what you get in your kit. I ordered the kit when it was first available and I received the gray spiderwebs on a black background which is the reverse of the black spiderwebs on gray background pictured above. I decided to order the original fabric because I did not want the fabrics in the bat to be the same design.

      1. Where did you order the fabric replacement? I received my kit and I would also like to get the bats and moons on black background.

  3. Please sign me up for the stitch/sew along. Hope to finish in time for #1 son’s upcoming deployment. Plan to use DC comics Batman fabrics.

  4. Please sign me up! I loved doing the Lighthouse Cross Stitch project. Ready to start this one. Thank you

  5. I ordered the Bats and Boos quilt kit today. I heard there is a substitute fabric in the kit. Does anyone know what the fabric subs are? I’ll also be doing the cross stitch that matches.

    1. Yes, it certainly would! It will be a little more scrappy than our look, but you would have good results.

  6. On today’s note a Red sampler quilt along is mentioned. Is this happening in the future, or already done? I can’t find any information about this on this site.

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