Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fusible Stabilizer for Fabric Postcards

I broke down and bought a bolt of the fusible stabilizer I use to make fabric postcards. I get a lot of emails asking what I use and where to buy it. I decided to start selling precut 4 x 6 inch pieces specifically for making fabric postcards in my Etsy shop. I think a lot of people overseas have a hard time finding it or so it seems. If you click the link it will take you to my store and the listing I have up for 5 of the rectangles.

As Always Happy Sewing.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Broadway Fabric Postcard

I saw the idea for a Broadway fabric postcard one day while searching for new ideas for swaps. Some one had made a Phantom of the Opera fabric postcard. I found quite a few that I want to make. I decided to make one based on the musical, "Hair". The thought of somehow making hair seemed liked it would be fun. This is what I came up with. 

I used fusible webbing to get the peace symbol to stay on and then sewed the yarn on with my machine. 

Favorite Color Fabric Postcard

I received this crayon fabric postcard from Rachel in Kansas. The theme was favorite color. 

Re-Purposed Quilt Block Fabric Postcards #2

Here are the other two re-purposed quilt block fabric postcards that I made.

These are pictures of two that I received. 

This one came from Judee in California.

This one was sent to me by Beth in Texas.

I also made this one. There was two swaps. I had the same person for both swaps so I made a different fabric postcard. I didn't want to send her one similar to the one I had already sent. 

I really enjoy embellishing fabric postcards with silk flowers. The quilt block was left over from a baby quilt that I made for a lady at church a few years ago.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Re-Purposed Quilt Block Fabric Postcard

I started with a quilt block that I received in a swap. It had pieces sewn on the wrong way. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. It ended up producing four 4 x 6 inch fabric postcards. I added some ribbons so that it didn't look so bland. There are two pictured here. I haven't finished the other two yet.

Super Hero Fabric Postcard

For this swap I chose Batman. I thought Superman was too obvious. I grew up watching the Batman movies. I like that Batman is mysterious. I searched Google for a template because my drawing skills are like that of a 1st grader. I adjusted the size with Gimp and printed it out. I traced it onto the postcard and used a sharpie and a yellow fabric paint marker. Finished off the edge and popped it into the mail.