I am living in the land of candy corn goodness.
I did it!! I was so enchanted by the thought of a candy corn table topper using the same process that I used for the Leaves & Acorn Table Runner, that I just did it!
I think it's really cute -- but then I have a thing for candy corn!
here, with me playing with my food?
I went to Microsoft Publisher, found a clip art that suited me best, and turned it into a template.
Then I traced my candy corn onto my template material and cut it out, making sure the horizontal lines were in place.
Next, I cut six strips of three different colors . . . yellow, orange, and white. I suppose if you wanted to make Autumn Corn, you could substitute brown for the yellow. It tastes better, but it's not as pretty. LOL!
Then, I lined up a yellow and orange rectangle, right sides together, with the orange base centered on the yellow base.
I pressed the seam towards the yellow. I know, normally, you want to press your seam toward the darker color, but in this case, press it towards the yellow.
Next, line up a white rectangle to the base of your orange rectangle, centered. Again, right sides together.
This time you'll press your seam up to the orange fabric.
Now you're ready for your candy corn template.
back or seam side of the piece, line the top horizontal line of your template with the thread line of the yellow/orange seam. Make sure it's even all the way across. The bottom line on your template should be close to the orange/white seam. It may not be exactly on it -- this is OKAY!
Holding the template still, trace your candy corn onto the fabric. Make sure your line is visible -- this is your sewing line.
Next, you'll need six pieces of fabric for backing, cut into approximately 8" by 10" rectangles. You'll need the same number of rectangles in of batting, the same size.
Next, you're going to layer your candy corn piece; on top will be your pieced fabrics. Make sure your sew line is facing up. Then your backing fabric (right sides together).
Now, starting on a straight line on the side of the candy corn, straight stitch along your sew-line.
When you've finish stitching, cut away the excess fabric from your stitch line.
Now you're ready to pull your candy corn shape inside out!
Then, repeat the process five more times!
Note: with six candy corns you can make the topper as I have. Add a seventh and you can make your circle a little bigger, with your candy corns touching all the way down the sides, instead of just at the base.
Next, you'll want to quilt your candy corn pieces.
Finally, from the back side, lay out your candy corn pieces and arrange them in the manner you want. The points need to be touching the pieces on either side of them.
Now flip and showoff and enjoy your darling candy corn without the worry of addiction or calories!
Candy corn makes me smile almost as much as . . .
For now, enjoy the candy corn goodness. And since this is the first time I've ever tried to tutorialize something I created, please feel free to comment or e-mail me if instructions aren't clear. Also, I'd be happy to share the .pdf of the candy corn for the template!