The idea of fabric postcards has been around for quite a while. Recently this topic has been brought to my attention from 2 different directions, so I had to do a post!
I taught a virtual Compass Capers workshop for the Hot Springs Village Quilters in March. It was a 3 hour Zoom class in which everyone drafted a compass and then I demonstrated how to paper piece them. It was a great learning experience for me and I think it went quite well. Grace sent me a photo of the compass she made the day after the class! Wow!
Don’t you just love the colors? And look at all those wonderful points!
Then, a little over a week later I received this fabric postcard in the mail from Patty!
It’s spectacular! The Compass is 3″ in diameter – and surrounded with cherry fabric (since I mentioned in my lecture that Kirsch is German for cherries). What a thoughtful and very much appreciated gift!!! I don’t have Patty’s email, so I’d like to send a huge thank-you to her now!
This is the back of her card:
The postcard arrived in a plastic sleeve.
I’m so glad it made it through the mail and I will treasure it.
During this time the ThreadBenders fiber art group I belong to decided to have a postcard challenge. We were to make a card and send it to the member who originated the idea, by a prespecified date. We each took photos front and back before they were mailed. Here’s mine:
I decided to make a small, simple, raw-edged landscape. Once the top was done I glue sticked it to a piece of cardstock and satin stitched around the outer edge. Bad plan. All the stitching holes allowed the card to immediately tear out along the perforations and I had to fuse it back into place. Then I added one line of stitching to be sure it wouldn’t come apart. We were all to photograph our postcards before we sent them in case they didn’t make it.
I went to our local post office and was told it needed to be weighed and hand stamped. A postage label was printed and trimmed to fit. And my postcard was on it’s way.
Eight of us participated and Cindy brought them to the following meeting. It was fun to see all the cards and hear their stories.
We really enjoyed seeing all the cards and Cindy did a great job of presenting them at the last meeting. There were many different techniques used in making the cards – and many different mailing methods. The ones that just stuck on a stamp made it as well as those who made the trip to the post office for the “recommended” way. If you look at the postage you may notice that my trust in my local PO cost me more than any of the others – and didn’t look as nice 🤣.
I enjoyed participating in this fun challenge, and I’m pretty sure Cindy enjoyed recieving all the cards.
The best part for me was finding Patty’s fabric postcard in my mailbox. Receiving them is even more fun than making them! Thanks again Patty! I’m encouraged to send out my own cards in the future and bring a smile to my friends! I think sending one to Patty is at the top of my list!