The Three Witches

Posted on July 28, 2014 by prairiemoonquilts in Tutorials

If you like Halloween, I hope you love this project! It’s called “The Three Witches”.


There’s a story about the three witches. It’s from “Macbeth”, a short play by Shakespeare. You’ve heard of him, right? I’m a Shakespeare fan. And I’ve wanted to make a quilt representing the Three Witches for a long time now.

When Riley Blake said I could use their new fabric line called “Witch Hazel” for a tutorial, I figured the time had come!

“Witch Hazel” is by October Afternoon, and I love every single fabric in the line!


My tutorial shows how to make this little mini quilt featuring the Three Witches. The top and bottom borders have embroidery on them (a quote from “Macbeth”) and the embroidered center panel features the Three Witches at work.

You can get the tutorial here: The Three Witches. When you download the PDF file for the embroidery patterns, you also get instructions for creating a Halloween pillow:


This fabric line can do so much, and it’s just so stinkin’ cute!

If you like this one, stay tuned, because a bit later, there’s a larger quilt coming that also features the Three Witches, in even more detail. If you like Halloween, like to hand embroider, and might be a Shakespeare fan, you’ll wanna get your hands on this pattern!

UPDATE: The larger version is now available, and you can read all about it HERE.

9 responses to “The Three Witches”

  1. Deanna says:

    CUTE! You do such nice design work. Looking forward to the larger version, too.

  2. Judy says:

    How exciting! Love Halloween, love embroidery, what’s not to love about that pattern. Thanks so much, Shelly.

  3. Cindy says:

    Absolutely love this pattern! Sew much for not starting another new project!!! The fabric is really cute too….

  4. Stephanie inMI says:

    Shelly, it’s gorgeous!

  5. Andrea O'Brien says:

    So cute! Love the pattern and the fabric choices!

  6. Oh wow Shelly – this is so cute!

  7. Toni says:

    This is fantastic! Your tutorials are so easy to follow – love it!

  8. Kathy says:

    Great Job Shelly. Where can we buy the fabric? I want to do mine in the gray bundle.

  9. Paula Collins says:

    I am a Halloween nut. I just love this pattern! Thanks so much for sharing. I love hand stitching.

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