Candy Buttons Quilt


 Designed by Vickie Eapen


• 2 Charm packs of Sweet by Urban Chiks
• 1 1/4 yard background fabric Moda Bella Solid Snow sku# 9900-11
• 2 yards border Sweet Sugar Creamsicle sku# 31056 28
• 4 yards backing Spots Cream Bright sku#31054 11
• 1 yard Sweet Candy Stripe Gumdrop sku#31057 17 bias binding
• Sizzix Die cutter & Circle #1 and/or other 4 inch acrylic circle template (Omnigrid)
• Clover large orange Yo-Yo maker
• Batting 55 X 55 inches

Gather all your supplies, 2 charm packs of Sweet, a 4 inch circle cutter or template, and background fabric.


I used a Circle #1 for the Original Sizzix machine to cut my circles. I can cut 5 charms at a time. I know there are several other companies that make die cutting machines (Accu-Cut) and templates (Omnigrid), if you do not have access to a Sizzix. As long as it is a 4 inch diameter circle it will work.
• cut 36 charm circles for the blocks
• cut 25 charm circles for the yo-yo’s

I used 6.5 inch background squares to finish to 6 inches.

• cut (36) 6.5 inch background fabrics
• layer the circles onto the backgrounds and pin in place.

• sew around the circle edge with a 1/4 inch seam for all 36 blocks. Leave a raw edge.


• Lay out the circle blocks on a design wall or bed, 6 blocks X 6 blocks.

Begin sewing 2 by 2 until you have 6 rows of 6. At that point the cross rows can sewn together.
Once the main quilt is sewn then prepare the yo-yo’s for applique.
The 4 inch circle fits the large yo-yo perfectly.

• Then applique the 25 yo-yo’s at the background fabric intersections.
• Cut 4 strips of orange border fabric approximately 6 inches X 48 inches
(measure your quilt top as seam allowances may vary)
• Then sub cut 2 of the 4 strips 6″ X 36″
• Sew the 36″ border to top and bottom of the quilt
• Then sew the 48″ border to the sides.


This quilt was custom by Jackie in CT. She quilted the swirls in the circle centers and meander around the yo-yo’s. The raw edges of the circles were NOT quilted to allow them to fray a bit for added dimension.

The quilt will be square 47″ X 47″.
• Next take a 5 inch acrylic Omnigrid circle template and line the curve with the corner of the border.

• Using a rotary cutter trim the point off the quilt.
Make bias binding with your favorite method and sew to quilt. Make sure to ease binding around the corners.


A quilt about 47 X 47 inches.

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0 comments to Candy Buttons Quilt

  1. Cool, I am the first on this post too! Does that count for something special? I want to make this quilt!

  2. I'm second…..(G)!!!! Thanks for the joyous pattern. I generally HATE making yo yos, but am feeling an exception coming on!!! XXX Annie

  3. Martina says:

    Great to have your tutorial how to make it. Thanks for sharing

  4. Beautiful quilt! I absolutely love all the colors! I sew wish I could sew!

  5. junglewife says:

    What a fun quilt! I especially like the rounded corners – I am definitely going to have to try that!

  6. Beth says:

    I just got a yo yo maker and I've been practicing, so this is perfect timing!

  7. BUMBLE BEANS says:

    I think I need that yo yo maker. how Slick!

  8. Jackie says:

    Hi Vickie, The quilt and the tutorial came out beautiful! I am glad you liked the quilting. I really like how the spirals came out too!

  9. What a great tutorial – I like how you put the smaller yo-yos in the middles. I have all 4 sizes of the yo-yo makers from Clover and haven't used them nearly as much as I could.

  10. Stacey says:

    that is so cute, here is my second entry. thanks

  11. Terry says:

    Once again, I love it! :0)

  12. Very sweet addition to the bakeshop!

  13. Deana says:

    I love all the texture on the quilt! Nice job!

  14. Robin says:

    Again…I love this quilt! Thanks for the easy tutorial!

  15. beth says:

    love the quilt! great job.

  16. Ellyn says:

    this is such a cute quilt… I read about your giveaway & would love to win the circles

  17. Darlene says:

    I'm here keeping my fingers crossed that I'll win these adorable circles!

  18. PunkiePie says:

    Here's my second chance. The quilt is very sweet. Maybe I'll be the lucky one.

  19. This is really cute, Vickie. Jackie did a great job quilting it, too. Are you giving this one as a present or is it for your girls? It is cute.

  20. carmel says:

    wow!!! thanks for the great tutorial!!!!
    thanks thanks thanks!!!

  21. Kathy says:

    I couldn't tell from the photos, did you quilt over the raw edges or are you leaving them to fray when washed? Very cute!

  22. di says:

    Too cute! Now I have an excuse to order that circle die for the Accucut!

  23. Sara Richins says:

    I love this quilt! Can't wait to make one for my little girl! Thanks for the tutorial!

  24. jaybird says:

    super cute vickie!! adorable idea for a little girl…

  25. Karen says:

    great looking quilt and the fabric is a perfect choice for the pattern .. love the dimension of it. karen ca

  26. Jeannette says:

    I love yoyos please count me in. I will certainly be making this quilt.

  27. Shannon says:

    Adorable! I've already made a quilt from this fabric line. I think I'll try Arcadia for it. What do you think?

  28. What a sweet quilt! And I love the rounded corners. Thanks for sharing this.

  29. Barbara says:

    This pattern is great! I've been holding off trying yo yos, but this pattern has changed my mind. Thanks so much!

  30. madrekarin says:

    Does this quilt just not shout out, “I am adorable!”? Yes, I will be making this one. :) Thanks very much for your fab tutorial!

  31. Meridee says:

    So cute and so much fun.

  32. Amber says:

    I absolutely love this quilt pattern AND the fabric! I would LOVE to make one. Thanks!

  33. Kelly O. says:

    i am loving this!!!

  34. free indeed says:

    I do remember with fondness, those candy dots on paper…I hated eating paper that stayed stuck to the backs, but that was the price to pay for sweet treats back then. I really need to get over my perfection ideal….a quilt can be lovely with raw edges…not everything needs to be hand sewn and appliqued….fusibles will work fine….I could churn out more quilts with that kind of thinking. THanks for the lovely inspiration of circles…I do love orbs!

  35. GrandT says:

    This quilt is so fun! Another one for my list of to do's!

  36. What a sweet quilt! Love the colors!

  37. jen duncan says:

    Cute quilt vickie. And great quilting, Jackie!

  38. Donnelly says:

    Had to delete my first post, it had spelling errors in it. Love the quilt. Precut circles would be wonderful for those of us with scissor challenges (rheumatoid arthritis)!
    Have a great day.

  39. Cute quilt Vickie! Love it. ;o) ooxx`jodi

  40. Bonniedoo says:

    what a delightful quilt..it goes on my 'to do' list

  41. Svanhild says:

    I'm here also, going for that 2nd try…

  42. craft chica says:

    Very cute! Good idea for scrap too! Thanks for sharing.

  43. What a cute idea for a whimsical quilt! All the circles are just so happy! Great tutorial.

  44. SUPER cute vickie!!!
    :}

  45. Joyce says:

    Sure glad I found this quilt. Absolutely cute and have been wanting to make a quilt with circles. Haven't tried to make yo-yos but am willing to give it a try.

    Joyce B.
    in Arkansas

  46. annemarie says:

    This quilt is to die for – love yo yos and circles.

  47. Rebecca says:

    Oh my gosh…so cute and fun! Thank you for sharing :)

  48. Deb Silva says:

    This quilt is so cute! Very llean and fresh looking.

  49. Great quilt Vickie. What a happy pattern.

  50. Rose says:

    Love the rounded corners! I'll have to try that :)

  51. Karen says:

    LOVE this quilt!! It's one of my favorite Moda lines AND patterns to date on this site!

    Great tutorial!

  52. Beckylew says:

    Cute cute cute! I love the raggy edges and the curved corners!

  53. Melissa C says:

    I have never made yo yos, but I could for this quilt.

  54. Kim says:

    Can you tell us how you applique the yoyo down? Do you just catch the edges?

    This is adorable!
    Happy Sewing

  55. Very cute! I just never get tired of Sweet and projects using Sweet!

  56. tina says:

    Vicki that is adorable! Fresh and modern and yet vintage at the same time, love it!

  57. Amy R says:

    So cheerful! Just love it

  58. happy zombie says:

    Soooo cute, Vickie! What a darling quilt and fabrics – and I love the name you picked too. All too darn cute!

  59. Okay. The yo-yo's and the curved corners really make this quilt special. Just lovely.

  60. Sinta Renee says:

    Vicki- your tutorial is done perfectly. So easy to follow! Thanks for sharing your adorable quilt, your an inspiration!

  61. Dianne says:

    very very cute! love this one!

  62. Allie says:

    I never have tried yo-yos before and am itching to try. Pick me. Pick me, please.

  63. amandajean says:

    so sweet!!! i love the circles! nice job, vickie!

  64. Sherry says:

    A tutorial on how to make it! Fantastic. Thank you!

  65. Can't wait to make this!

  66. surfed on from oneprettything.com oh my goodness, that is the cutest technique ever. i am going to be the first one on the block to make one!

  67. Susan says:

    I love the quilt and the instructions are wonderful. Thanks so much!

  68. Jeannie Gan says:

    It will be a fun quilt to make. Yo-Yo brings back the good memory. I used to make them when I was a tiney-weeny girl.

  69. I love this quilt. I want to make it this weekend. And I love your picture of the curved corners, it looks so easy and great. I might always have rounded edges from now on.

  70. rebecca says:

    Great tutorial!! No print the pattern option?

  71. mascanlon says:

    Yreat instructions! I was just thinking about curved corners on the little girls quilt I am finishing up.

  72. Thim3 says:

    Oh thank you for this pattern. It is so cute. I have just recently gotten hooked on makine yo yos. They are relaxing to do while watching tv. This pattern will work so well with my yo yos.

  73. Anne says:

    I love candy buttons! very cute!

  74. Mimi says:

    Love this quilt, the fabrics, circles, all of it! Thanks for the inspiration

  75. Jane says:

    LOVE your clever design. Have never seen a quilt so cute. Jane

  76. hoganfe says:

    absolutely adorable quilt! hope I win the giveaway!

    mary
    hoganfe handmade
    handbag originals

  77. quilter000 says:

    Oh My!!! Friend what a sweet quilt. I love it and will try to make one . You have outdone yourself on this one! What a great job thanks for sharing it too!!
    quilter000 you know who

  78. Cynthia says:

    I love this quilt. I really really love it. It is already on my list of quilts to do, the high end of the list….

  79. Bella says:

    Love the quilt and the colors! Thanks for another project to add to my list that could possibly be completed in 180 years!

  80. KC Quilter says:

    Thanks for the tute!! Love this quilt.

  81. eamylove says:

    Here's my second entry. Even if I don't win, I want to make this one.

  82. quiltmamajb says:

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  83. quiltmamajb says:

    This is the absolute cutest quilt ever! Thanks so much for sharing it…it does look like the button candy we had as kids. So cool and summery. Thanks again…piece.

  84. V and Co. says:

    VICKIE!
    i think this is so dang cute! congrats on a super cute tut!

  85. What a great quilt. The yo-yo's add the perfect touch of whimsy.

  86. Kim says:

    This is a really cute quilt and I love the variety of fabrics. The yoyo's are a great addition and adds extra charm to the quilt.

  87. Sheila says:

    Great instructions! Great guilt!

  88. Fiesta says:

    Lovely quilt. I would love to make this one.

  89. Pat says:

    Love it! It is toooo cute.

  90. That is super cute! Love the colors!

  91. Caia says:

    I just finished a twin-size of this quilt. For an additional border, I made small, 2″ candy buttons. It looks GREAT! Something I never would have thought of on my own. thank you!

  92. HMG says:

    I just finished one of these too! I made a couple of changes, but I LOVE the way it turned out, thanks for the idea, Vickie!!