Halloween Candy Corn Centerpiece Tutorial
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 center piece that looked like candy corn. I didn’t have a pattern – just created as I made it.
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.
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.
When I got the 6 triangles I realized it wasn’t going to look like candy corn when I sewed them together.
So I got 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.
Here I am adding the last strip.
It kind of looks like a Bull’s Eye! I didn’t get my strips lined up perfectly.
Then I cut 3 inch strips and put a border on.
Finished piecing……I can see the candy corn pieces now.
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.
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.
Originally I was only going to free motion applique the cats and do the black areas.
I didn’t like it so I quilted the whole thing changing colors of thread for the different areas.
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.
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. The finished size is about 19 inches.
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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