Candy Corn Centerpiece Tutorial

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Would you like to learn how to make a cute Halloween candy corn centerpiece? This is a tutorial for a Halloween table topper but you could easily change the colors and make it for any season.

I’m having fun making a few things for Halloween. I wanted to make a centerpiece that looked like candy corn. I didn’t have a pattern – just created as I made it.

I have included applique kitties on my centerpiece, if you don’t like doing applique just exclude them.

Halloween Candy Corn Centerpiece Tutorial

Approx 19 inches

Cutting the fabric for the blocks

Cut

I cut 3 different colors into 2.5-inch strips.


Then I cut the pieces into triangles. I used the 60-degree
mark on my ruler.

Halloween Candy Corn table topper tutorial

Here is a closer picture so you can see that I place the 60-degree mark on the bottom of the strip and then cut the pieces.

Halloween Candy Corn table topper tutorial

When I got the 6 triangles I realized it wasn’t going to look like candy corn when I sewed them together.

Halloween Candy Corn table topper tutorial

So I cut some black solid into 1.25-inch strips and sewed the black between the pieces. Make sure to leave a little overhang so you don’t come up short.

Halloween Candy Corn table topper tutorial

Here I am adding the last strip.

Halloween Candy Corn table topper tutorial

It kind of looks like a Bull’s Eye! I didn’t get my strips lined up perfectly.

Halloween Candy Corn table topper tutorial

Then I cut 3-inch strips and put a border on.

Halloween Candy Corn table topper tutorial

Finished piecing……I can see the candy corn pieces now.

Halloween Candy Corn table topper tutorial

Then I decided to add some scary Halloween cats to it using my Sizzix Big Shot and my Cat & Moon die.

You could also do a search for Halloween graphics and put something like that on the table topper.  Sizzix has several different dies that could be used for Halloween.

Halloween Candy Corn table topper tutorial

I only put 3 cats on so it wouldn’t get to busy looking. I used the orange fabric for the backing and Warm & Natural for the batting.

Halloween Candy Corn table topper tutorial

Originally I was only going to free motion applique the cats and do the black areas.

Halloween Candy Corn table topper tutorial

I didn’t like it so I quilted the whole thing changing colors of thread for the different areas.

Halloween Candy Corn table topper tutorial

I cut my binding 2.5 inches and sewed it to the front side, then I folded it to the back and stitched it down from the front using my easy machine binding tutorial.

Here is a photo of the back – pretty busy but no one will be looking at this. I had fun experimenting and it turned out better than I thought.

Halloween candy corn center piece back

I had fun experimenting and it turned out better than I thought. The finished size is about 19 inches.

Halloween Candy Corn table topper tutorial

I hope you have enjoyed my Halloween Candy Corn centerpiece tutorial!

Halloween ?Candy Corn Centerpiece tutorial on counter

I recently did a table runner and have a cute Candy Corn wooden decoration by it that reminded me of this post.

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21 Comments

  1. I love this! off to try and make myself one…. with out the cats though 🙁 I dont have that nifty machine. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is SO cute. Can you tell me, does the Sissix die work in the Accucut Go or do you have a Sissix Big shot to do that? I had thought of getting the Accucut, but the die offerings weren't as good. Thanks!

  3. I absolutely love this table mat! Thanks so much for a great tutorial! How do you like the Sizzix Big Shot and how does it compare to the AccuQuilter GO?

  4. This is too cute! I've been seeing candy corn things on different blogs but as I HATE candy corn I haven't felt the desire to make anything. But this! This is too darn cute and I'm going to make it..before Halloween. Thank you! Toni

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