PostCard Quilts

Postcard Quilt Instructions:

  1. Select a base fabric or fabrics for the 4x6" front of the quilted postcard. ( I did not use one piece, I made a little quilt 4 1/2x6 1/2. )You can also fuse loose scraps of fabric to base fabric sewing them down as you make the design.
  2. Cut a piece of flannel for you batting, so the thickness of your completed project will comply with the 1/8" the U.S. Postal Service requirement. Cut it a wee bit larger than the 4 1/2 x 6 1/2.
  3. Cut a piece of plain muslin 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 then machine or hand quilt these three layers together.
  4. Fuse to one side of your 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 peltex.
  5. Fuse another 4 1/2x6 1/2 plain muslin to the other side of the peltex for the postcard back where you put your message, address and postage stamp.
  6. You can either bind your quilt or you can use a satin stitch around the edge.
  7. Use Pigma Pens for drawing and addressing. These work best. Sharpies will bleed and leave a brown halo over time.
  8. Use a self-adhesive stamp and rub in well.
  9. Take them to the post office and have them hand cancel the postcards. Or just put a regular 39 cent stamp and place it in any mailbox.
  • I did not use flannel for batting. I used the Warm and's about the same size. :P Besides, I had a piece already that size ;)
  • I did not use Peltex. I found a piece of stiffer paper...not regular paper, more like construction but a little stiffer.
  • I did not use Steam a Seam. I used quilt basting spray :) I wonder if Wonder Under would work too.

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