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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
Watch the Tutorial

Monday, August 2
Release 1

Monday, August 9
Pumpkin Block
Watch the Tutorial

Monday, August 9
Release 2

Monday, August 16
Star Block
Watch the Tutorial

Monday, August 16
Release 3

Monday, August 23
Finishing Pattern
Watch the Tutorial

Monday, August 23
Release 4
Watch the Finishing Tutorial

Update – August 26, 2021

Thank you for joining us for Bats & Boos! This mystery adventure was exciting, and all of your projects turned out gourd-geous. In fact, all of your quilt and cross stitch finishes are just too cute to spook! Don’t forget to share your finished Bats & Boos projects with the hashtags #BatsAndBoosQAL and #BatsAndBoosSAL on Instagram so that we can share and see your work.

Happy Quilting and Stitching!

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!

Meet The Quilters:

Meet The Stitchers:

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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80 comments

    1. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

  1. I am SOOOO in!!! Please sign me up for the Bats & Boos sew/stich along!!! Yippee! What fun!!!

    1. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

    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’m all in!! If it’s Halloween 🎃 👻 I’m there!! Sign me up!!!

    1. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

    1. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

    1. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

  2. Please sign me up for the Bats & Boos sew/stich along!!! Yippee! What fun!!!

    1. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

    1. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

    1. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

    1. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

  3. 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.

  4. I would love the e mails for the quilt and cross stitch stitch a long! So excited!

    1. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

    1. I cant wait this will be the first QAL iv ever done with FQT an I cant wait

    2. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

  5. 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.

    1. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

    1. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

    1. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

  6. 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.

    1. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

    1. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

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

    1. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

  8. 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. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

    1. Hi, we don’t have formal signups for this sew along. If you want to stay up to date with patterns and tips for Bats & Boos, we suggest you subscribe to our YouTube page or bookmark this Jolly Jabber blog announcement since we will be updating it each week. I hope this helps!
      YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FatQuarterShopTX/videos

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

  9. 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.

  10. I downloaded the pattern and watched the video today. I don’t have the black fabric with the bats on it. I do have black with pindots (7/8 yd) and black spider web (5/8 yd) fabric. Not sure which fabric I’m supposed to use for the bats on block one.

  11. Do you have plans to make more kits for the Bats and boo Mystery? I am interested if you do OR if some of the fabrics are for sale-I could do that too. I did print out the pattern, thank you. Sally

    1. Hi Sally, we are unable to make more kits for this, but you could choose something from this Halloween category https://www.fatquartershop.com/halloween-quilting-fabrics

      or you can choose other prints from Stacy’s collection. Also, a fat 8th bundle would make a cute option if you’re okay with a super scrappy look. https://www.fatquartershop.com/halloween-quilting-fabrics?attributeCode=theme&fabric_designer=4893&isShopByAttribute=1&optid=17023&option_id=633&store_id=1&theme=633

  12. Is it too late to join? I would love to catch up. Just stumbled upon this post from Pinterest and just let out a giggle!

  13. I purchased the fabric for this from you and I have a question. I’m sorry I don’t have the numbers of each one, but I just got started today, and as I was cutting the 4th set of blocks for the Bat Block, I noticed that the “bat fabric”that was sent to me is a white background, not a black background like it shows on the instructions I have. Since this is used for the bat wings, I don’t think such a light fabric is going to look very good. I admit, I haven’t seen any bat blocks shown with a bat with white, or light wings. All the other fabrics appear to be fine, Did I possibly get shorted?

  14. What fun! Stressful too, but I hug in there and am happy with the results. Boos and Bats such a cute pattern! I’m hooked and signed up for the Holly Christmas one! Just waiting on the fabric! Thank you Kimberly! The patterns are well done and easy to access. The videography is spot on, making each step clear. See you in two weeks!

  15. I am starting the center block-week 3 and noticed that the starpoint construction on page, 2 right column is a bit wacky. I am not going to sew it the way it is shown, but i worry about new quilters following the drawing perfectly then being disappointed.
    You probably have heard from others, but since was on my list to due today, hence the email.
    didn’t see an errata sheet, but maybe there is one…thanks for anpother fun project for the holidays.