Saturday, July 28, 2007

Sunflower--Fabric Postcard

(Sunflower, Fabric Postcard, 4” x 6”)

The image on this postcard was machine appliqued onto Pellon Peltex 72 (fusible on both sides) and machine quilted. The back side is muslin. The edges are satin-stiched with multi-colored thread.

Create fabric postcards to frame, mail, donate, swap or give as gifts. To mail a fabric postcard through the United States Postal Service, your postcard should be no larger than 4” x 6” and no thicker than 1/8.” Use a first class stamp for mailing and have the word “POSTCARD” printed on the address side at the top. Ask that your postcard be hand cancelled. Use Pigma Micron pen or other acid free pen for lettering. Although Sharpies are permanent, they will bleed on the fabric.

I think I may add some donated fabric postcards to the Alzheimer’s Quilt Project in addition to my 8” x 10” art quilts. These are quick, easy and fun to construct and will allow me to experiment with different techniques and embellishments.

Here are some helpful Fabric Postcard links:

How to Make Fabric Postcards
Fabric Postcards on Squidoo

Groups and Swaps
Trading Fabric Post Cards Swap

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