Trick or Treat

A Halloween Collection Full of Spooktacular Surprises!

Get out your embroidery machine and favorite festive fabrics because Halloween isn't just for candy anymore!

These spooktacular baskets are a great way to add some Halloween spirit to your home. Fill them with candy for trick-or-treaters, grandkids, or yourself (we don't judge!) Or add your favorite Halloween décor to take the fun up a notch.

They'll look beautiful (empty or full) on a table or shelf because they are festive inside and out! 


"And this, my friends, is the sign of a great designer who produces designs to a professional standard , backed up by excellent instructions - the bits that have to match, do so, exactly, without the pulling and pushing that's so often needed to achieve the same result. Thank you Sarah!"

~ Elizabeth S. ~

Introducing Trick or Treat

A Halloween Collection

Since 2020 has been such a strange year for us all, I thought it was the perfect time to release a Halloween collection to add a little more fun to all our lives. 

Trick or Treat, the first ever Halloween Collection by Meaning of Life Designs, features four baskets you can make entirely in the hoop with your embroidery machine - no other special equipment needed! 

These baskets are festively decorated on the outside so they instantly add pops of color and Halloween magic to your home. And in true Halloween fashion, they're hiding a little "trick" inside! 

Each basket has a design on the bottom inside to keep the fun going! Imagine little hands reaching into the basket for some candy and seeing the "Boo!" or "Happy Halloween" at the bottom.

Trick or Treat is the best collection to get you looking forward to some October fun! These baskets can be created using fabric you already have on hand, Halloween fabric, or any color if you want to have decorations that match your home.

No need to brave the crowds at the store, put on your mask, or even leave your home - you can make your own Halloween décor right at your embroidery machine! 


Unlike other Halloween collections, Trick or Treat has the perfect balance of sophistication and fun - without too much creepiness - so you can use this anywhere for anything and for anyone! 

Fill them with surprises for your kids or grandkids for cute little Halloween basket style gifts, use them to hold your trick or treat candy, or decorate with them all over your home... there are so many ways you can use these festive baskets, you're sure to get in the Halloween spirit this year.


"This is what is so special about Sarah’s work. So detailed yet comes out perfectly so easily. Makes me feel confident."

~ Jill W. ~

What's Included with the
Trick or Treat Collection...

Detailed Instructions

You’ll receive detailed instructions to make the creation process quick, easy and fun! These designs are perfect for beginners, as well as advanced stitchers with years of experience.

3 Ways to Prepare Your Applique Shapes

For maximum versatility and accessibility, you can prepare your applique shapes 3 different ways. Use SVG files with your favorite electronic cutting machine; use BERNINA Cutwork files with the BERNINA Cutwork Tool; or use printable templates and cut by hand.

Multi Formatted Designs

You can use these designs in all brands of embroidery machines so you can join in the fun no matter what type of machine you have. Includes: ART, ART80, DST, EXP, JEF, PES, and VP3.

Best in a 6" x 10" (150mm x 250mm) or larger hoop.

All applique can be done in a 5" x 7" (130mm x 180mm) hoop, but not all quilting.

Digital Access

Access your designs and instructions immediately in our online portal - no waiting for shipping - you can get started right after you click the buy now button!

Instructions to make 4 Baskets

Make a 6", 8" or 12" diameter circular basket and a 12" x 12" square basket. Make them as shown, or customize it in your own way. Want to make several baskets? The choice is yours - all 4 are included!


Unlimited Project Options

These designs are so versatile you can use them anywhere! Be creative, the options are endless. With this purchase, you'll receive machine embroidery applique and quilting in the hoop designs. In addition to making these cute baskets, you can use the designs on shirts, towels, and more!


"I am doing things I didn't think I would ever try. Your designs are elegant and the instructions are so clear. Thank you for all the work you do to help make us better quilters."

~ Carol K. ~

Instructions to Make These Baskets are Included...

Small Circular Basket

This cute basket features TRICK and TREAT in large letters, with spider web quilting and a colorful spider on each side. The removable base features a spooktacular pumpkin. The optional drawstring top will hold in all that delicious candy!

6.5" tall, 6.25" diameter

Medium Circular Basket

This festive basket features a lattice weave on the outside to add color, charm, and the feel of a traditional basket. The Boo! inside the basket bottom is definitely not traditional though :-)

7.5" tall and 8.25" diameter

Large Circular Basket

This basket is full of characters! The outside is adorned with machine embroidery applique Halloween friends - from bats and spiders to pumpkins and ghosts. The inside bottom says Happy Halloween with additional machine embroidery applique candy.

8.5" tall and 12.25" diameter

Large Square Basket

This basket is even more full of characters! The outside is adorned with machine embroidery applique Halloween friends - from bats and spiders to pumpkins and ghosts. The inside bottom says Happy Halloween with a machine embroidery applique spider hanging down on an optional quilted spiders web.

8.5" tall and 12" x 12" square

Get the Halloween Fun Started!

You'll have a spooky good time creating these baskets!

Trick or Treat Collection


  • Designs and instructions to make 4 baskets
  • Multi-formatted designs to work with any embroidery machine
  • Multiple ways to cut your applique shapes: by hand, by electronic cutting machine, or using the BERNINA Cutwork Tool
  • Instant and 24/7 hour access to your purchase using our online portal
  • Lots of spooktacular Halloween fun!