Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Postcards-Another New Addiction

I have a new addiction.....er ..ummm..hobby.  I'm making fabric postcards!  They are really fun and pretty addictive.

This is one I made to send to a friend.  I hand sewed the flowers on before I added the fabrics, lace and ribbon. I'm still not totally sure what I'm doing, but it's been a lot of fun working on these.  It's also nice to find a use for some of the decorative stitches on my sewing machine.

I made this card to send to my grandson, Daniel, to thank him for asking me to go to the State Fair.

This was my first card.  I had the Valentine fabric close at hand, so that's why I made a Valentine card.

The card has a piece of Peltex in it to make it stiff.  It's fusible on one side, and is available at most fabric stores by the yard.  I cut mine about 4 1/4" X 6 1/4".  I bought a box of envelopes to mail my cards.  I know they would never go through the mail as a regular post card would, and the envelope keeps them intact and clean.  So if you are thinking about doing this and are going to send your postcards in envelopes, then it's best to get the envelopes first and then cut your Peltex to fit.

71f Peltex Ultra Firm 1-sided Fusible

When we went to Nancy's house for our quilt retreat a few weeks ago, I noticed that she had made several postcards.  She showed me her supplies and her cards and explained how she makes them.  Then later on, she showed me how she sewed one of her cards.  She also gave me several ideas of postcards I could make and send.

As you can see, I kind of jumped into this with both feet.  I even bought a carrying case to keep my supplies together.

Here are just some of the things I've found to make more cards.  Several of these came from the Dollar Store.  JoAnn Fabrics has a lot of cute things to use.  I found some of the things I used on Daniel's card in the scrapbooking section.

I'm still quilting.  Next time I'll show you what I've been working on.

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.  

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
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