HALLOWEEN DIY Ric Rac Coasters

Welcome to my stop on the Ghastly Ghouls Blog Hop which starts today. The Ghastly Ghouls blog hop is hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt and is about all things Halloween. 

Even though the supermarkets and department stores would like to encourage us otherwise, we don't generally celebrate Halloween here in Australia. I had a look at my fabric stash and had a little think about what I was going to make for this blog hop. I decided on making some of these fun coasters, using a fabric range called Zombie Love and some bright and happy ric-rac.

1. To make these round coasters, I started out by choosing the section of the fabric I wanted to fussy cut. Using a circle from my Crafters Edge die set, I placed the circle exactly where I wanted to fussy cut the fabric and ran it through the Crossover II machine. I repeated this with the piece of batting for the centre and the backing fabric.

2. Next step was to attach the ric rac. I found that larger (wider) ric rac worked best. To attach the ric rac, I layered the batting to the back of the coaster top. 

I then lined up the edge of the ric rac with the edge of the fabric and slowly sewed the ric rac to the coaster top. 

Sew just below the centre of the ric rac so that the lower bumps are attached to the fabric. 

3. The next step is to sew the backing of the coaster. Place the backing fabric so that it is facing the coaster top (right sides together). Turn the whole thing over so that you're sewing on the batting side.

We only just sewed the ric rac so that the bottom bumps were attached, so at this step, we want to sew a teeny tiny bit above this previous stitch line so that that the ric rac is properly attached to the coaster. The image below better explains what I'm trying to say :)


Don't forget to back stitch at the start and then leave a couple of inches when sewing the circle to turn it out.


Now turn out the whole thing and admire the cuteness. I give the ric rac a gentle tug to ensure that the circle is all pulled out neatly although you can use the clover tool to make sure the seam is all pushed out neatly.

Give it a quick press and then slip stitch the coaster closed at the back. Press it again and it's all ready to protect your surface the next time you have a cup of coffee.

I hope you've enjoyed my little DIY Ric Rac Coaster Tutorial and I hope you enjoy making some of your own. If you do make your own coasters, I'd love it if you'd tag me so I can see your creations.

Now it's time to go and see what everyone else has made today. These are the bloggers participating in the Ghastly Ghouls Blog Hop today or please go and visit Just Let Me Quilt for the full list of bloggers this week. You'll be sure to find some gloriously ghoulishy projects to inspire you.

Creatin' in the Sticks
Inflorescence
Samelia's Mum
Songbird Designs
Ink Torrents


34 comments

  1. These are delightful! Thanks so much for the tutorial. Your lovely orange mug looks great on it.

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you! We went to Disneyland a few years ago and everyone could buy a 'special' item to bring back home to Australia. That mug was my special thing :)

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  2. Those coasters are gorgeous Anorina. Thanks for the tutorial with the ric rac.

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  3. What wonderful coasters. I love the fabric and the fussy cuts. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. What a great way to use those last bits of a print! Thank you for sharing your process.

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  5. Anorina, these are great! I love the use of the circle die and the ric-rac--perfect! Thanks!

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  6. Your coasters are fantastic! Thanks so much for the tutorial too.

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  7. These are just the cutest! I love using CE dies and you seem to come up with so many great ideas. Thanks for showing how you made these!

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  8. What a fun project. I have a box full of rick rack but never really got the hang of sewing it. Your photos are great and I think I got it! I may have to go through my stash and make these for every holiday!!!!!

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    1. I'm so pleased to read this. I'm planning on making some Christmas ones soon too.

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  9. These are so cute!! Love the addition of the rick-rack! The fabric you chose is perfect! I have the round dies and there are a few holidays coming up!! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!!

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  10. Coasters are always very useful and these are too cute!

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  11. Your coasters are lovely, great work!

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  12. Adorable! I love the coaster fabric and the ric rac!

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  13. What a fun fast and easy project! Perfect for all seasons!

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  14. Those are so cute. Perfect for the hop.

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  15. These turned out fantastic! I love the ric rac edge. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

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  16. Oh those are very cute and I love the rick rack!

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  17. You are always so kind sharing directions. Thank you. Love your chosen fabric.

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  18. I love your choice of fabrics for these super fun coasters. I love having seasonal coasters and these are perfection. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  19. I love those sweet little coasters. I love rickrack too!

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  20. Thanks for the tutorial for these cute coasters, Anorina!!

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  21. This is so dang cute and with your great tutorial looks super simple to make. Thanks

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  22. Darling coasters. Thank you for the tutorial also.

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  23. Hi Anorina! These are so cute and clever!! I love how you fussy cut the fabrics, and certainly the wider/larger ric rac would be much easier to work with. I just make have to make some of these myself. So quick and easy . . . and who doesn't have some bit of fabrics laying about that would be perfect for this?!! I even have some leftover ric rac - it's meant to be. Thanks so much for sharing. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  24. These are just too cute and such a great idea!

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