Hello friends, this is Jennifer Long from, Bee Sew Inspired, fabric designer with Riley Blake Designs and doll and quilt pattern designer.  I am so happy to be here today to share with you a fun and Halloween project a fun and Halloween project!

Haunted Castle Mini Quilt with HeatnBond Applique

At Bee Sew Inspired this month, we released this Castle Quilt Pattern.  We enjoyed making the Castle Block so much this month, that we decided we needed two of them! One Castle Block that would integrate well with all the other Story Blocks from Enchanted Story Quilt and another that could become a Haunted Castle – in a fun and not-so-spooky kind of a way – complete with ghosts, bats, spiders and Jack O’ Lanterns!
Imagine how pretty this would look as a huge throw pillow or a wall hanging using the colors you love for this time of the year.
Let’s get creative! Just gather the supplies below, then download the pattern/files. Don’t forget to share your project on social media using the hashtag #BSImakersclub and tag @beesewinspired and @thermoweb.

What You Need:

Patterns and Files:

Castle Quilt Pattern:   Use the code “CASTLE20” for 20% off the pattern this month!!!  https://www.beesewinspired.com/product-page/enchanted-castle-quilt-block

Applique Template Pattern: Enter the code “HAUNTEDCASTLEPDF” for the FREE PDF template download.  https://www.beesewinspired.com/download-codes

SVG Cut Files: Optional FREE cut files if you prefer to have your cricut cut the shapes out for you.  Enter the code “HAUNTEDCASTLESVG” for the FREE SVG cut files.  https://www.beesewinspired.com/download-codes


  • Sewing Machine
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Quilting Ruler
  • Self-Healing Mat
  • Iron and Wool Mat
  • Scissors
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Cutting machine such as a Cricut or ScanNcut (optional)


1. Download the Castle Story Block of the Month by Bee Sew Inspired. Print out the pattern in Adobe Acrobat Reader, if you don’t already have this on your PC it is FREE to download. Use the 1″ test square on the pattern template page to make sure the pattern is the proper size! Assemble the Enchanted Castle Quilt Block. Read the Castle Quilt Tutorial HERE.
2. Print out the templates to create your Haunted Castle. We’ll be using these templates for a raw edge applique technique.
3. You can use a lightbox to trace out the shapes directly on the paper backing of the HeatNBond Lite. If you don’t have a lightbox set yourself up at a window, tape the template sheet to the window and then the layer of HeatNBond Lite so the natural light will help you trace the shapes. You can also cut out the templates and trace the contour of the shape with the help of your cut-out.
4. Fuse the HeatNBond to the back of your fabric and trace out the shapes on the paper backing of the HeatNBond. This makes it much easier to cut out tiny shapes with accuracy.
5. Once all your shapes are traced and fused to the fabric you’ve selected, you can relax on your favorite chair and cut all the shapes out on the drawn lines. Now you are ready to play!
6. Play around with the placement of your shapes. You can make more Jack O’ Lanterns than we have shown here in the example or you may want to omit the spiders in your Haunted Castle. It’s all up to you!
7. Once you’re happy with the placement of all the elements to be appliqued, remove the paper backing and fuse into place using your hot iron. You can now embellish using a blanket stitch around your objects or a triple stitch to keep everything in place. Work slowly for more accuracy in stitching into place.
8. All your spiders, bats, and little ghosts are in place but we need to add detail to them! Using an embroidery needle and 2 to 3 strands of embroidery floss make French knots for the eyes and use a backstitch to create the little spider legs and the ghost’s smile. Use the templates to transfer the spider web details etc for embroidery.
Your Haunted Castle Quilt Block is complete!
Thank you so much for joining me today on the Thermoweb blog!  If you like this tutorial, please consider signing up for my weekly newsletter at http://www.beesewinspired.com/sign-up 
See you next time!
Jennifer Long

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