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    Junior Member Pinkrose4664's Avatar
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    Does anyone have any ideas to make "quilted" ishy Christmas cards?

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    I've never done it, but this link looks pretty easy to follow and their cards are cute.

    http://craftapple.wordpress.com/2006...ards-tutorial/

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    Thanks Lisa, that is fun. Can't wait to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkrose4664
    Does anyone have any ideas to make "quilted" ishy Christmas cards?

    Anna



    I make my Christmas cards and other occasions with paper pieced fronts. Here are a few I have done in the past. I make the pictures so they fit inside the 2" cut out I make with a paper cutting stamper that I bought at Michaels and print the greetings on card stock before I cut out the hole.


    This is one I made for Thanksgiving dinner several years ago
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    I use this one for quick notes
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    This is one of the Christmas cards, I printed the picture frame and then cut out the picture area with an exact knife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkrose4664
    Does anyone have any ideas to make "quilted" ishy Christmas cards?

    Anna
    I made over 20 quilted postcards last year for my friends who donated fabric to me, they are such fun to make :D

    Here's a link to the pictures and a tutorial for you!!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/10436.page

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    How to make fabric postcards

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    Very nice, I love them all!!!

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    Those are AWESOME! I wish I knew how to paper piece.

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    i've never done quilted postcards, so i don't know this: after so much work, do you really put them in the mail and send them anywhere? i think they would suffer from traveling. am i misunderstanding how it works?

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    I read the tute and it said to add a 39 cent stamp so that was a long time ago LOL

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    I have done a few and really enjoyed the process. When it was time to mail, I went to the post office and asked to have the postcard hand canceled. I paid the amount for a letter and off the fabric postcard went in the mail.

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    I've made quilted Christmas cards for several years. Here are a couple of them.




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    Okay, you all got me thinking....we are enjoying making Tube Blocks and what a great idea to make quilted Christmas Cards, why not combine the two. I whipped up this sample using 1" wide strips. The strip I sewed on top was 1-1/2" wide. 11" tube yielded 8 triangles. The card is 4-1/2" x 5-1/2" as shown on the patchwork card tute. This was just a quicky to show you but my mind is now reeling...
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    I have only done one quilted postcard, it was using some angel fabric, as a sympathy card for a dear friend who lost her sister.

    I have a Christmas fabric that is all small squares with snowmen in different outfits etc, and have thought of using it for cards for the office.

    They could be fancied up by a few sequins, beads, variegated threads, etc. Or, to push through alot quickly, just cut, fuse, finish edges!

    We would love to see what you make! Good luck.

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    I went to Staples and bought card stock that already had a cut-out in the center, then I embroidered a Christmas design and put it in. They come with an envelope so are easy to mail. And everyone that got one enjoyed them. Marge

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    I just saw a really nice book at JoAnns about quilted post cards and all of their books are 40% off thru 11/14. If there is one near you maybe they have a copy there. Good luck.

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    :D :D :D

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    Aw, thanks, Loretta! :oops:

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    VERY Creative.......well done! You've given me some good ideas....thank you....:o)

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    Thanks for the tutes!!!

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