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I love ric rac trim and always welcome an excuse to add it to my sewing projects!  Today I’ve added it to a miniature placemat for my toddler and wanted to show you why I enlist my Super Stik permanent glue stick for all my ric rac projects.

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To begin, I’ve already constructed the placemat-top and am ready to embellish with the ric rac trim. First, I cut a piece of ric rac trim a little longer than what is needed.  Next, I apply the Super Stik glue to the back.

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Next, I position the ric rac and press in place.  Once the glue dries, the ric rac will stay firmly in place, no pins needed!

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At this point, I trim the ric rac piece for an exact fit..

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Using thread to match, I sew the ric rac in place by sewing a straight line down the center. I’m sure the line isn’t perfectly straight, but it’s impossible to tell since the thread matches perfectly.

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Now that the ric rac trim is securely in place, I will continue with the basting, quilting, and binding steps. I sure hope Olive likes it! Looks like it’s time for a tea party!

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