|I mailed this to my husband several years ago; still sits in his office|
favorite quilt shop in Atlanta (Intown Quilters
) sent their newsletter
announcing upcoming classes and one of them is a fabric postcard swap.
How fun! I taught a workshop several years ago on making these little
gems and I want to share some of my creations here.
I used a tiny yo-yo in the postcard at the top of the page.
and pieces of trim and rick rack add some pizzazz to a card. Notice
that I use a decorative/blanket stitch along the edges. That's how I
join it to a cardstock backing.
|Don't you just love this dancing groundhog? |
|Tiny bits of trim and fuzzy yarn; wool felt packages|
And a few others . . .
|My daughter bought me a pair of green sneakers and I sent this to thank her!|
wore those Saucony Jazz Edge sneakers every day for years. Still have
them and love putting them on with some jeans. Very fun.
how about using a specialty edge rotary blade to trim the postcard? I
straight stitched around the sides first. Used freezer paper to cut the
"picture frame"; added fusible webbing to back of red fabric. And yes,
there is batting in there. So, this is quilt related!
|An excellent way to capture a novelty print|
And more, using paper piecing. . .
|Little 3" paper pieced boat; sewing machine letters|
Here is a jpg of the boat block. Not sure how it translates on your end, but I hope to get some uploaded in pdf:
One of my paper pieced trees
|I still have this; postage on back is $.39, so you know it was several years ago!|
Now I'm going down to the basement to find the 2 dozen postcards I received in a swap several years ago. Some of them are so awesome and true works of art. I'll take pics and put them up soon.
Hope you enjoyed seeing some of my postcards!
what a selection and being so small quite fiddly to do very niceReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! I've received a couple fabric postcards and loved them. One of these days I'll make some, too. ;O)ReplyDelete
They are super cute.Love them all!ReplyDelete
I loved seeing your postcards! You are so creative.ReplyDelete