Trick or Treat! The Sweet Candy Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Free Motion Quilting CandyDid you buy your candy for Halloween Trick or Treat yet?  Only days left…

Perhaps you might snatch a few pieces for inspiration for today’s tutorial:  Sweet Candy!


Begin by drawing two lines or “rails”…just to keep things tidy.   In the practice piece below, the lines are two inches apart.

Begin stitching inside the drawn lines.  Stitch a rounded rectangle.

Free Motion Quilting CandyStitch around the corner and sew a squiggly line.

Free Motion Quilting CandyStitch out from the squiggly line to create a triangle.  A wavy triangle is best.

Free Motion Quilting CandyStitch into the triangle.  Then stitch two long loops.  Stitch out of the triangle under the squiggly lines and into the rectangle.

Free Motion Quilting Candy

Stitch along the length of the rectangle, curve back and forth and stop on the outer right edge of the rectangle.

Free Motion Quilting Candy

Repeat the squiggly line, the wavy triangle and the loops inside the triangle.

Then stitch out and under the piece of candy.

SWEET!  The first piece of candy is ready to EAT!  

Free Motion Quilting CandyFor the next piece…stitch a spiral…

Free Motion Quilting CandyOr…YOUR favorite candy!

Free Motion Quilting CandyBe creative, fill the basic candy shape with any decorative stitches.

OR …change the shape of the candy...

Also, use this pattern as an All-over motif by adjusting the lines connecting the candy.

Free Motion Quilting CandyRemember, it’s YOUR candy—YOU get to choose!

(Tootsie Rolls— for ME!)

May YOUR stitches be sweet,


NOTE-This tutorial was stitched on Robert Kaufman’s Kona cotton with Sulky 40 wt Rayon on top and Aurifil 50 wt cotton in the bobbin -Topstitch 90 needle -on my Bernina 150 without a stitch regulator.  (The Bernina 150 is a standard, domestic sewing machine.)

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14 thoughts on “Trick or Treat! The Sweet Candy Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

  1. Oh my – even stitching for Halloween candy. You ARE the best! You definitely have your thinking cap on 24/7 to even figure out how to write the name of the candy inside the candy. As usual, I’m impressed.

    Tavette – S. Fla.

  2. Um…was eating a tootsie while reading your new post…it’s not too early for tootsie’s is it…they go so good with coffee! Cute designs! Will work for many fun projects. 🙂

  3. I like how you made little ruffles in the ends of some of the wrappers. I’m so glad you’re smart enough to figure out these wonderful designs. Your talent and generosity knows no bounds!

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