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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For a professional finish to your quilts, make a personal label for the back as follows:

1. Iron heat and bond lite onto fabric.

2. Cut out squares out  with fancy scizzors.

3. Type out info for label in Word on Computer, centering words.  I use “Andy” font.  I insert some clip art.

4. Tape cut out label onto computer screen. this works as a light box.

5. Using micro-tipped ink pen, trace over letters, it looks freehand, but very neat.

6.  Color clip art, if used.

7.  Iron onto quilt back.

8. I usually do a running embroidery stitch around outside of label for added strength.