Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Fabric Postcards

Last week I was teaching fabric postcards to a very nice bunch of ladies who were already quilters and needed minimum tuition, they were more keen on the ideas.  We had a lovely day and I made 3 cards while I was showing them some ideas.  I thought I'd share them on here, while this blog is almost all about papercrafts my main craft was always quilting and I suppose the fabric postcards were my bridge to cardmaking...
Left to right there is an Orphan Block card, a Decorative Stitches card and an applique card.  The orphan block is an unloved sample of seminole quilting from my City & Guilds qualification which looks more attractive cut down and repurposed.  The lovely mauve batik shows off some of those decorative stitches that never get used after the first week you have your new machine.  The applique card has a Laurel Burch horse Bondawebbed onto a different background and yarn mane and tail added.

These are so simple and fun to do:  the stiffener in the middle is fusible pelmet buckram, which can be bought in 6" wide rolls and bonds to your front and back fabric.  Or of course you can stitch your fabric front to cardstock.


  1. Lovely quilting love what you have done with the horse postcard. Hugs x Chris

  2. I don't do quilts, but I do needlework and I love what you have done with all 3. My favorites are the top two and I really like the horse!


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