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Ribbon Candy Magic

This wall hanging quilt employs some serious Ribbon Candy Magic in the borders! We’ll demystify the process in a minute.

Little Quilt

This little quilt, 20″ x 20″, started its journey as an extra block in a Going Away Gift for one of our staff designers. The block has been in an orphan block pile for about 12 years. With a couple borders and custom quilting, this unassuming block has a new life.


Onto the Ribbon Candy Magic! Ribbon Candy is an easy, traditional design often used in quilt borders and sashing.

Simple Ribbon Candy Border | Quiltable | Jen Eskridge

There are a few variations of the basic design from stretched designs, and heart designs to twisted/infinity looking designs.

Using just this one simple design, we can create some wild texture in our border.

Ribbon Candy Border | Quiltable

First, using the computerized robotic system, mark off the area in which to quilt. Stitch out one pass of the Ribbon Candy Design.

Ribbon Candy Border | Quiltable

Within that same defined space, move the repeating ribbons 50% to the right or left. Stitch again in over the exact same space.

Ribbon Candy Border | Quiltable

Now you have TWO unique looking border designs using one single motif.

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