My first try was the bright colored one below… then I decided to make a batch for valentines. Below are some of my favorites!
Basically, each is a 4″x6″ quilt (machine pieced). I fused each quilt to a piece of thick, double sided interfacing (Pellon Peltex 72f) and machine “quilted” the top. (to get the straight lines, i drew on the backside with a pencil, and quilted upside down, so the stitching you see if from the bobbin thread.) Then I stitched a straight line down a piece of muslin and fused it to the back. I used a zig-zag stitch to seal up the edges all the way around.
These little postcards are great for using up small pieces of fabric, practice quilting techniques, and surprising your friends with a piece of art in their mailbox. These come out very light but sturdy, and only need the same amount of postage you’d use on a regular postcard. The only thing is that you should take them to the post office so they can be canceled by hand (instead of run through a machine).
Can’t wait to make my next batch 😀