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    Great looking postcards; your feathers are just lovely!
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    Wonderful miniature work. Would you share what type of machine you use and how slow you run the machine for such precise work? They are awesome and yes, I would love to have one of them show up in my mail box. Truly a small work of art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by breezyquilts View Post
    Here is the back on one of my postcards. The entire postcard is fabric, fusible, and pellon. No paper.
    very interesting! thanks for posting the additional pic
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    all very nice

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    Wow, wow, wow! Your postcards are absolutely beautiful!!!!

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    Just! beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by breezyquilts View Post
    Yes, you can mail them. Some prefer mailing them in a clear envelope, that way they don't get dirty. I mail mine without and take the risk. So far, all the postcards I have gotten have been just fine. Some of the members of the postcard group I am in call the dirt "postal art". Either way is fine. On the back you put a line down the middle and I write postcard top center. Then take it to the postoffice to mail. If there are embellishments on it, you have them handstamp which is a little more money. I got a gorgeous beaded postcard and it arrived perfectly without an envelope!!!
    how interesting! i have followed the quilted post cards ideas in magazines & forums for several years. you are the first person who has offered comment on actually mailing/recieving them. guess i need to try a couple! thanx for your response. i enjoyed your blog post on these and the making of them. very nicely illustrated & explained.
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    Beautiful work, wish I was on the receiving end of those!
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    Very very nice.
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    I us a Juki-domestic machine and I go slowly on the feathers. Not super slow, but slow enough to see what I am doing. I have considered doing a little video to show how I do the feathers, but not quite sure how to do that!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    Wonderful miniature work. Would you share what type of machine you use and how slow you run the machine for such precise work? They are awesome and yes, I would love to have one of them show up in my mail box. Truly a small work of art.
    peace

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    Quote Originally Posted by breezyquilts View Post
    I us a Juki-domestic machine and I go slowly on the feathers. Not super slow, but slow enough to see what I am doing. I have considered doing a little video to show how I do the feathers, but not quite sure how to do that!!!
    Oh, that would be very interesting. Maybe a youtube video. I don't have a clue on those but sure do find them useful, as well as, very helpful.

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    What fun!! Who wouldn't love receiving THIS in the mail!!! Or belonging to a group that swaps them!!! Oh my!!!
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    Your skill and taste are wonderfully displayed and I am sure will be cherished by those lucky recipients.
    Thank you.

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    I have to ask. Doesn't the stamp come off? That's been why I have never tried it!
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    They are so beautiful.

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    Really nifty! Please be sure I am one of your fan club.

    And do not forget that achieving the perfect, time after time, postcard after postcard, satin stitch is, in itself, quite an achievement. After all this time I still grind my teeth over mine. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

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    They are all lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roguequilter View Post
    they are beautiful, especially the second one down. the varigated thread color just "sings" ... love it! but, i have wondered every time i see someone post quilted post cards ---can you really mail them? what are the special proceedures needed to ensure they are still beautiful when they arrive at thier destination?
    YES! you can really mail them. I ordered some clear plastic flat bags off E-bay and I write my message, put a stamp on the card, and then put them in one of those bags, seal the bag, and mail them. They arrive in pristine condition every time.

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    I have done many postcards,but have to say. these r the most beautiful ever. U r very clever. and I agree. Great way to practice curves.
    SAlly A MacDonald

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    I have a few books on making these postcards but have not had the courage to try one yet. Every year I think I will make just a few and send as my Christmas Cards, but again never have done it. This gives me a little more confidence that they get to the receiver still looking good even without an envelope. If I do try this year I will post and let you see!! Thanks for sharing and giving us such a good update on the success of quilted postcards. Yours are magnificent!!! Beautiful work!!!

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    These are gorgeous. What a lovely keepsake! Wish I was on your mailing list................sigh.

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    Stunning! I can't even begin to choose which is my favorite though the last one might have a tiny edge!

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    Absolutely breathtaking! If you use a Juki straight stitch, how did you achieve the wonderfully tight edge work? WOW! So Impressive!!!

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    LOVE them, great job.
    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
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    Very pretty.

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