This is one of my favorite times of year. As the air cools, our minds turn to all the fun and excitement that the next few months will bring. Summer hikes make way for fall sewing, and we begin to plan out all the lovely things we’re going to make this season.

Earlier this week, Sarah shared some of her favorite new fabrics for fall; today I will share some of my favorite patterns to make this season. Any of them (or all!) would make an great addition to your Autumn ‘to-sew’ list.

You Gotta Be Kitten Me by Sarah Schneider of Sarah’s Softies

This pattern is perfect for October! This adorable black kitty is causing all sorts of mischief in the sewing room, and I can’t help but love him for it. Change out the color scheme, and this quilt can work for any time of the year.

Visit Sarah’s Softies to purchase the pattern. Limited sewing time? Sarah has also made this design available as a panel (in multiple color schemes!) for purchase at Honest Fabric.

Find Sarah on Instagram at @sarahs.softies



Woodland Felt Patterns by Shannon Gillman Orr of Eva Blake’s Makery

I love these little felt applique projects! They are so cute for adding to a current WIP or using as a stand-alone reminder of the beauty of nature. I plan to make several of these this fall for my office Christmas tree. These two pattern sets are called Fauna & Flora and Ollie Owl & Jasper Fox.
You can find Shannon and Instagram at @evabmakery



Arboreal by Jennifer Worthen at Slightly Biased Quilts

The clean lines and negative space of the Arboreal pattern make for an ideal modern quilt. It is both beginner-friendly and a scrap-busting project, which is a double win in my book! Try it in this fabulously fall color scheme, or stick to greens and blues for a winter project.

Visit the Slightly Biased PDF Patterns Page to see Arboreal and all of Jennifer’s amazing clean and modern designs. You can also find Jennifer on Instagram at @slightlybiasedquilts



Tea Leaves by Cheryl Brickey of Meadowmist Designs

I might be biased, but the Tea Leaves pattern found in the 2023 Quilter’s Planner is a sure winner for this season! The autumn leaves in this design seem to be tumbling through the air by a chilly gust of wind. It reminds me a of walking to the bus on a crisp fall morning.
See more of Cheryl’s patterns at Meadowmist Designs, or visit her Instagram @meadowmistdesigns



Quick Stitch Needle Case by Sarah Ashford of Sarah Ashford Studios

Our very own Sarah Ashford designed this adorable (and quick!) needle case. She recently stitched it up in fall fabrics, and it is just too cute for words! Sew one for yourself, and then make a few extras for holiday gifting. Sarah shared a blog post giving tips on how to best sew this pattern, but the tips apply to all small projects, so be sure to give it a look.
You can find Sarah on Instagram at @sarahashfordstudio



Whatever you’re stitching this Fall, we hope you embrace all that this season has to offer.  Don’t forget that now is also an excellent time to plan ahead for next year, both in your personal life and with your quilting plans!  Get started today with your very own custom Quilter’s Planner to keep you on track.