I used the idea of the talking coasters that I made a while ago, and came up with these:
They have Halloween silhouettes on one side and Halloween jokes on the other:
Here's how to make some of your own!
First you need some orange fabric, cut into
12 squares of 12cm x 12cm (4.75 x 4.75")
Black fabric, approx 34cm x 12cm (13.5 x 4.75") with Vliesoflix or other fusible webbing ironed onto the wrong side.
A4 piece of white fabric also with Vliesoflix ironed onto the wrong side.
Either type up your own jokes on your computer - or download the ones I used here, and print onto the fabric side of the white A4 piece (you can just put this through your printer as you would paper)
Then cut around each joke - the sheet available for download is sized so the jokes will each fit easily onto a coaster.
Now peel the backing paper off each joke - and iron each joke onto a separate orange square of fabric, using a damp cloth
(or see your own fusible webbing manufacturers instructions.)
Then iron over the jokes without the damp cloth. This will heat set the ink in the jokes.
Now stitch around the 4 edges of each joke using white thread and the applique stitch setting on your machine - or alternatively a tight zig-zag stitch.
Now to create the silhouettes.
I just drew the shapes freehand onto the paper backing of the Vliesoflix (fusible webbing) which I ironed onto the black fabric.
I've included a downloadable version if you'd like to use my drawings! Click here to get it.
Cut each silhouette out:
Then peel off the backing and iron onto the remaining orange squares as you did with the jokes. Then stitch around the edges this time using black thread.
You may have noticed that there are only 5 silhouettes - and one orange square of fabric remaining!
For the 6th silhouette I stitched a spiders web, using the applique stitch setting on my machine:
You could draw the web onto the fabric with a pencil lightly before stitching if you like.
So now you have all 12 pieces of the coasters ready to put together.
Take one joke piece and one silhouette piece and place them right sides together making sure they're both the same way up! and pin around, leaving a gap in one side:
Then stitch around all 4 edges with a 3/8" seam - remembering to leave a gap open on one side.
Trim all 4 corners..
Then turn right sides out and press.
Then finally topstitch around all 4 edges.
Repeat for the other 5 coasters, and you should then have this:
Perfect for Halloween drinks!
For the downloadable PDF version of this tutorial, click here.
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