Free Patchwork Ghost Mini Pattern

Happy October Everyone! Making these free patchwork mini patterns brings me so much joy. We have made a Pineapple, Pear, Apple, Orange, Heart and Cactus. I love looking up at my mini wall and seeing all these creations and last week I got an itch to make another! Since it is officially Fall, a little ghost seemed like the perfect project. This little guy finishes at 10in x 13in.


YouTube Video Tutorial

We put together a fun little video tutorial for this ghostly guy! 👻

Materials Needed

    • assorted low volume scraps
    • one black scrap
    • 1/8 yard of background
    • 1/8 yard for binding (we love to piece together leftovers from past bindings)
    • one fat-quarter for backing

Cutting Instructions

From the assorted low volume scraps, cut:

    • forty 1-1/2” squares
    • five 1-7/8” squares
    • two 1” x 1-1/2" rectangles

From the black scrap, cut:

    • two 1” x 1-1/2" rectangles

From the background, cut:

    • two 1-1/2" squares
    • five 1-7/8” squares
    • two 2-1/2” x 9-1/2” rectangles
    • two 2-1/2” x 10-1/2” rectangles

Sewing Instructions

To make the half-square triangles: 1. Layer a 1-7/8” low volume square and background square right sides together. 2. Draw a line down the center. 3. Using a 1/4” seam, sew on both sides of the square. 4. Cut along the drawn line. 5. Press the seams open.


Make 10 total half square triangles. Sew the 1" x 1-1/2" black rectangles to the 1" x 1-1/2" low volume rectangles to make the eyes.


Sew the squares and half-square triangles into 9 rows of 6 squares. Press the seams open. Sew the rows together to form the ghost. Press the seams open.


Sew the 2-1/2” x 9-1/2” background rectangles to each side of the ghost. Press towards the background. Sew the 2-1/2” x 10-1/2” rectangles to the top and bottom. Press towards the background.


Finish the Quilt

Layer the ghost, batting and backing fabric. Quilt as desired. We quilted a 1" grid on one ghost, horizontal lines 1/2" apart on another and an elongated vertical zigzag on the last. Cut your binding strips 2-1/4” wide and sew them together end to end on the diagonal. Iron in half lengthwise and sew it to the quilt in your favorite method. Voila!


These little ghosts are going to help get us into the Fall spirit! If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane project, we would love to see it! Share photos in our Facebook Group or on Instagram with the #sassafraslane tag. 



Millie said:

These are adorable! Thank you for sharing. I’ll be making them for sure.


Mary said:

I can’t find where to download this cute pattern. Would you help me? Thank you! 🥰

Noreen Spencer

Noreen Spencer said:

So cute. Thanks for sharing.


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