Fat Quarter Pumpkins

It’s Amy from Nap Time Crafters and Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop popping in with a fun FQ project for Halloween! 

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I love these plump little pumpkins, and I’m super excited that we’ll be able to use them in November too for Thanksgiving. And I think you’ll love how quick they are to make!

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For this project you’ll need:
  • 1 FQ for each pumpkin (I used fabrics from the Posh Pumpkin line)
  • Twine, Ribbon, Embroidery floss, etc. 
  • Polyfill or fabric scraps
  • Needle and thread

  1. Decide on the dimesions for your pumpkins. For a short, fat pumpkin I cut my FQ in half into 2 long strips.

Then I sewed the short ends together with right sides together to form one big loop.

For a tall, skinny pumpkin I just folded the FQ in half and sewed the edges together. This turned out a bit too tall so I ended up trimming off the top 6″ which you could definitely use for a baby pumpkin.

2. With a needle and thread sew a long running stitch across the top edge of the pumpkin. Only sew through 1 layer and go all the way around then pull on thread to gather. 

3. Once it’s completely gathered tie it off with several knots to secure.

4. Turn right side out. The top of the pumpkin will now look like this:

5. Grab your stuffing and fill the pumpkin to the brim.

6. Sew a running stitch across the bottom edge, gather, and knot off. I ended up pulling out a tiny bit of stuffing to be able to get it to shut completely.

7. Grab your twine, ribbon, etc. and wrap your pumpkin up just like you’d wrap a present. Criss-cross the twine at the top and bottom of the pumpkin to create 6 sections. The secret to getting nice defined sections is to pull the twine nice and tight. 

I finished my pumpkins off with a simple bow but you could also add a little twig stem with some hot glue.

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Have fun sewing and Happy Halloween!


Thank you Amy! I love your projects. They are always so innovative, fun, and easy to create with your FABulous instructions and pictures! These pumpkins are such a great fall decor that can be left out on your table or mantel all the way through Thanksgiving! I love it! Thank you again Amy!
If you want to see more amazing projects just like this one, visit Amy’s awesome blog at Nap Time Crafters. Her blog is full of creativity galore!

Do you love decorating for fall too? What is your favorite fall decoration? Where do you put it and do you leave it up all season? I love to decorate for fall, because I LOVE all things fall! I have the cutest little owls that are decorated in paint and paper that are the beeeeeautiful fall colors…dark orange, burnt red and mustard yellow. I also LOVE fall wreaths to hang on your door that says, “Welcome Fall and All!” What about you?

Happy Creating & Happy Pumpkins!
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