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This past week I dug into my scrap box, these are the pieces too small for practical piecing or that I am tired of working with. They are perfect for making fabric postcards. Add a bunch of fusible web and the stiffest interfacing I can find and I'm all set for fun.
First I want to share a postcard my mother made for me. I told you in an earlier post, that she was also playing with the disappearing 4 patch. She felt that the centre strips were just too narrow in this block, so she cut and fused and made me this terrific postcard.
I recently cut up almost all my floral fabrics for a couple of quilts. Lots of little strips were left over. I pieced two sets, one floral and one green. Laid them over top each other and cut them into a zig zag pattern. I really like how these turned out and plan to make more with different fabric combinations.
Marti Michell cut these hexagons. With Mother's Day approaching, I wanted to turn it into a bit of a flower garden. The background white was already fused onto the stiffener, so I went with it. Next time I'll try some sort of green or a light brown.
I did make another, but it is a prize from an earlier contest, so I can't show it until I have sent it to the winner.
Have you tried making fabric postcards? If so, what is your favourite method? If you haven't tried them, what's holding you back?
Marie has requested that I put together a tutorial for making these cards. After I purchase some more supplies, I'll get to work on that.