Free Quilting Tutorial - Candy Corn Table Runner Mini Quilt

Although it is still scorching outside, it is time to break out the Halloween colors!  This project is simple enough to throw together in a day. Of course that also depends on if the kids are back in school yet or if your favorite show just popped up on Netflix. Then you might need some more time!

Candy Corn Table Runner or Mini Quilt

For this month's mini quilt, I thought about one of my favorite Halloween things. Candy Corn! I was inspired by the cute Halloween print I found at my local quilt shop. 

To make this mini quilt, I started out by gathering the materials.

1/4 yard of a fun black Halloween print

1/4 yard of orange, yellow, and white

2 yards of black ric rac

About 13 x 25 inches of batting or flannel

Fabric for Candy Corn table runner in White, Orange, Yellow, Black Print, and Black Ric Rac

Start with cutting one strip of 20 inches by 3 inches of each of the candy corn colors. Stitch the three strips together, and make sure they are in the right order. (Hint: Orange goes in the middle.) Press towards the orange.

Strips of orange, yellow, and white fabric

 It should look like this. (except that I cut it down to make one candy corn at a time, but you don't need to.)

Candy Corn fabric ready to be cut out.

To make the triangles, I used a 30 degree isosceles triangle ruler.  I got this one at my local big box fabric store. 

30 degree triangle ruler for quilting and sewing by Simplicity

If you do not have one, you can easily make your own template. I will add instructions for how to do this at the bottom of this post. 

For each of the 4 candy corns, I lined up the top with the 8 inch line, making sure the bottom and each seam was parallel with the other measuring marks. Trim the sides. 

Candy Corn fabric lined up with the triangle ruler.

It should look like this. 

Trimmed candy corn fabric under the ruler.

Then, I cut three more 8 inch triangles and one 8 1/2 inch triangle out of the black Halloween fabric.

Cutting black Halloween fabric into triangles

Then I cut the 8 1/2 inch triangle in half lengthwise. This will be the skinny triangles on the ends. 

Black fabric triangle split in half

Next, I stitched the triangles together, alternating the black fabric with the candy corns. 

Alternating black with candy corn fabric

When lining up the triangles, they will need to be slightly offset, so that when it is opened up, the top and bottom will line up correctly. 

Lining up triangles to be stitched together.

If look closely, you will see that the point where the edges line up is a 1/4 inch from the edge. 

Offset pieces to make the edges line up.

It will look like this.

Stitched edge.

Press towards the black. 

Follow the same method for the skinny end triangles. As you see there will be some extra of the black fabric hanging off. 

Lining up the skinny end triangles

When all the triangles are sewn together, trim off the extra bits. They will look like this. 

Candy corns sewn together.

Next, add the borders. There is a black and an orange one. 

Cut:

Black - 2 of 10 x 1 1/2 inches and 2 of 16 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches. 

Orange - 2 of 12 x 1 1/2 inches and 2 of 18 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches.

Stitch on the borders.

Sandwich and quilt. (For the backing, I pieced together the remaining fabric pieces.)

Add the binding.  I added in some ric rac under the front front side of the binding. It makes it bulky, but I love the extra cuteness it adds.

Ric Rac border on the candy corn table runner mini quilt.

I love the final result. Around my house it is known as the Vampire Teeth Candy Corn Quilt. I love it. 

Vampire Teeth Candy Corn Mini Quilt Table Runner

I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did!

To make your own triangle template:

Start with a piece of rectangle paper that is 8 1/2 x 5 inches.

Fold it in half lengthwise. 

Make your own triangle template

On the bottom edge of the paper, make a little mark 1/4 inch away from the fold, on both sides of the fold. 

Make your own triangle template

Draw a line from the top right corner to the right side mark. Repeat on the left side. 

Make your own triangle template

Cut on the lines.

To make this into a 8 inch triangle, cut or fold down the top 1/2 inch.

Make your own triangle template

There you go! If you have any questions, or want to show off your final product, feel free to email me or leave a comment here. 

Have fun quilting!


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