The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt Pattern

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I’m super excited to share the Little Ghost quilt pattern with you! This pattern is inspired by the book “The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt by Riel Nason. Using just 2 charm packs and a bit of black fabric you can make your very own “little ghost”!

The simple patchwork pattern comes together quickly and you’ll learn the snowball method when piecing the face block sections. The pattern finishes at 36″ x 45″ but can easily be enlarged by adding more blocks.

Need help figuring out how many blocks you’ll need to make your dream quilt size? Check out my Blocks in a Quilt digital reference guide!

Pair this quilt with The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt book for an adorable gift for a special child in your life! I can’t wait to snuggle with this quilt and read the book to my daughter.

My Version of Little Ghost

For my version of this quilt, I used the fabric line Blue Jean by Christopher Thompson.

While scrap fabric would be perfect for this project, I found this 5″ Stacker to match the character in the book pretty well!

For the eyes and mouth, I used Bella Solids Black yardage. All you need is a fat eighth, but I shockingly had no black fabric in my stash so I ordered a yard and tucked the extra away for a future project.

The backing fabric is Blue Jean Ditzy Denim yardage.

The binding is Blue Jean Grey Shirting yardage. Typically I bind my quilts with a darker fabric but I thought the lighter color would be a light and airy way to frame my ghost.

Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

If you’re a visual learner like me, follow along with the free pattern using this step-by-step video tutorial!

Little Ghost Pattern Features

This scrappy patchwork quilt is a great way to use up scraps or charm packs you have laying around in your stash. Make quick work of your next project with this easy, breezy quilt pattern!

Here’s a few more things I LOVE about the Little Ghost pattern!

It’s low waste! The quilt uses every charm square and has very little waste!

Shop your stash! All you need is two charm packs to get started.

Beginner friendly! Assembly will be a breeze with the easy-to-follow instructions and graphics in this pattern.

Quick assembly! With a little bit of chain piecing you’ll have your quilt top done in an afternoon!

Perfect for gifts! Pair the quilt with the book “The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt” to make it a great gift for a baby shower or a Halloween treat for a special child in your life!

Get the free pattern here!


I can’t wait to see the quilt you make with this pattern! Be sure to share your quilt pattern with the hashtags #LittleGhostQuilt and #HaileyStitches so I can see your beautiful work!

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12 Comments

  1. I love you pattern for this quilt. Unfortunately, I am not getting a PDF document. I have tried several times. Is it still available.? I plan to make a few quilts and give them to teachers.

    1. I tried to email you but it returned to me saying your email address couldn’t be found. Please use the contact form on my website or reply with an alternate email address and I’ll send it to you!

  2. Hi: My wife is going to visit the young Granddaughters and would like to make this quilt to help introduce them to sewing. We have tried twice to get this download without success. Can you, please, send it to us? Thank you

  3. Thank you for making this oattern available! It is beautiful! I have tried several times to get the pattern, but have never received it. 😔 Would you please send it to me, if possible? Thank you so much!!

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