fabric postcards


For whatever reason, too many teachers are receiving pink slips. In other words, being terminated. We need to personally support these hard working souls with humor, caring, or just a quick thank you. Sometimes a teacher just likes to laugh. Here are some suggestions:
 “You know how to tell if the teacher is hung over? Movie Day.” Jay Mohr
“School is like a lollipop. It sucks until it is gone.”
“I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.”
Gym Teacher or Coach
“As long as teachers give tests, there will always be prayer in school”
School’s out for Summer!

Biology, Botany, Science, Ecology
“A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money.”
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Isn’t it just fabulous that we still can relate to Jane Austen today? Take look at my newest cards in my shop: quiltingcafe.etsy.com. Her words are still so true.

I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.”

“A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.”

“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”

Jane Austen knew how to say it. Don’t you know someone who would enjoy these gems. Mail them or keep it for yourself and frame them.
Three 4″ X “6 Quilted Postcards. Raw-edge quotation is also cotton. Actual cotton batting used. I first made the mini-quilt and then attached it onto timtex stiffening and the cardstock. This process makes the card puffy and soft like an actual quilt. These mini-quilts are quilted with shiny variegated thread. Postcard is finished with fabric binding or overcasted yellow and orange thread.
Can be sent through the mail for 28 cents and arrives in perfect shape. Card Stock back for easy writing. If you have any questions, please contact me either through my shop or quilt.cafe@yahoo.com
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My sister-in law out in San Diego loves NASCAR. When I saw this fabric, I knew I had to make her a quilt with it. Because the NASCAR fabric is so busy, I broke it up with turquoise sashing . After quilting in the ditch and crisscrossing the blocks, I named it “NASCAR Crossroads. ” I mailed it today and can’t wait to hear her reaction!
As you can see from the label, I put the title at the top. I then drew and colored a race car. It also has to and from whom, along with the date finished. Check on my earlier blog as to how to make this label: http://quiltingcafesbrew.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-personalize-quilt-label.html

Because I had extra NASCAR fabric that is licensed and cannot be sold in my etsy shop, I also made her the following cosmetic case. It is my first case and was so easy. It was fun, especially adding the colored beads as a zipper pull.

A quilter always has scraps, so I made a crazy quilt postcard. The bright colors really shine in this one. As always you can visit me in my shop at quiltingcafe.etsy.com

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My cousin recently order 4 postcards with this picture of her and her sister on it. She gave me the quote and I added different fabric backgrounds for each card. This picture was taken in 1958 at the family farm in Joliet, Illinois. It is part of picture of the whole dining table. Although it was chilly day, we still had an outdoor picnic. The rest of the day was spent raking and burning leaves.

If you have an idea to personalize a postcard, let me know and we can work on something just as endearing. Quilt.cafe@yahoo.com

What to do with those wonderful scraps of fabric, trim, appliques? Turn them into a postcard! Send the postcard for birthdays, holidays, graduations. I have sent these to all parts of the country and they arrive in perfect condition. I guarantee this card won’t be thrown away.

When choosing the size for your card, why not think about frame sizes? These will be cherished and will look great in a frame. Here is the easiest step by step instructions for a 4″ X 6″ postcard.

  1. Supplies: 4″ X 6″ quilt front. I like to make it a little bigger and trim it later. 4″ X 6″ postcard back. I madke my postcard backs on microsoft word and print it on card stock for writing ease. 4″ X 6″ 2-sided iron-on Timtex, a heavy interfacing stabilizer. 24″ trim. Invisible thread and overcast foot.~

2. Iron quilt front to one side of Timtex. ~
3. Iron the postcard back to other side of the Timtex . ~
4. Trim all sides using postcard back as guide. It is okay if the postcard is not exactly 4″ X 6″.

5. Using an overcast foot and invisible thread, sew trim to edge of card. ~
6. This is what the back of the card looks like. ~
7. This is the front of the card. ~
8. Put on a 27 cent stamp and make someone smile!~
Please comment and let me know if you have any questions.
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I just had to add these bad girls and their funny sayings to my tattoo girl postcards. Here’s one for either side in a divorce. I can think of a few I would like to yell this to!!! Here is one for the woman with the sexually challenged man…minus the romance for sure.

Honey, if I had 4 martinis I would be in the bathroom. But doesn’t Dorothy Parker say it so well? Do you know anyone this may pertain too, or would be funny just to send it to. Well, it is an old saying, but after a certain age, we ladies know it is true!
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I just added these two large quilted postcards to my Tattoo Collection, seen on the right. Everyone seems to love these diva ladies. I imagine they could be on the new show “Sons of Anarchy”, on tonight. These cards would also be a fun way to send holiday greetings to the non-traditionalist, wouldn’t it?
I have added metallic thread to the cards to make our diva girls really stand out. As if they needed anything more. One of the cards is finished with black fabric binding. The other card is finished with silver braid overcast with blue metallic thread. They really glitter.

I have sent fabric postcards to my family and friends. I have seen them after they have come through the mail. You would never know they had been handled by the post office. I am so impressed by the fine care they have taken with them. All my customers say that these cards bring a smile to the postal workers.
Brighten someone’s day, send a fabric postcard…they will know they are truly special. You can see these in detail and many more at quiltingcafe.etsy.com.