Postcard Quilt Instructions:
- 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.
- 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.
- Cut a piece of plain
muslin 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 then machine or hand quilt these three
- Fuse to one side of
your 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 peltex.
- 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
- You can either bind
your quilt or you can use a satin stitch around the edge.
- Use Pigma Pens for drawing
and addressing. These work best. Sharpies will bleed and
leave a brown halo over time.
- Use a self-adhesive stamp
and rub in well.
- 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 Natural...it'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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