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    Quilted Postcards

    Here are five postcards I made out of the same fabric!! All are a bit different with the different threads used. I also used crayola crayons to highlight the feathers. The cards measure 4" X 6" and four have been sent in the mail and arrived safely!!! Not in envelopes!! Their destinations were: Germany, Liverpool UK, Wisconsin, Phoenix AZ.
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    beautiful.
    great way for us all to practice fmq feathers. i'd love one of those.
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    They are wonderful! Your quilting is amazing and the colors in the thread make them sing. I'd love to receive one of these in the mail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyfullmer View Post
    They are wonderful! Your quilting is amazing and the colors in the thread make them sing. I'd love to receive one of these in the mail!
    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?
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    Wow! Fantastic job and a great way to practice FMQ!!! Don't think you need practice but I sure do! Anyone would love these in the mail! TFS!

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    Your quilting skills are spectacular!!!!!!

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    These are beautiful. You did very nice work.

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    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!!!

    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?

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    they are beautiful!!!
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    Those are just so gorgeous! I love your quilting and the work you did with the crayons sure does highlight it!

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    beautifully done... what did you put on the address side?
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    Exquisite!!!!

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    Love them all! A great way to get the practice in!

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    Those are beautiful. I wish I knew how to make one like that.
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    They are all very nice
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    I love love love these! Your feathers are beautiful and the thread work and crayons just add more beauty.
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    Ohhh - how pretty!

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    I will post a photo of the back. Lately I have just been putting a line down the center and writing postcard at the top in the middle.

    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    beautifully done... what did you put on the address side?

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    Here is the back on one of my postcards. The entire postcard is fabric, fusible, and pellon. No paper.
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    those are all amazing. I especially like the 2nd one.

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    Gosh just beautiful!! Did you quilt them on a DSM or a longarm?
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    How lovely and inspiring. I went to you blog and then to SewCalGal's tutorial....I may be ready to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.
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    I quilted them on my domestic machine. I have a Juki straight stitch=sit and quilt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baloonatic View Post
    Gosh just beautiful!! Did you quilt them on a DSM or a longarm?

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    You are very welcome!! It just takes practice!!! And it is a lot of fun :^)

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    How lovely and inspiring. I went to you blog and then to SewCalGal's tutorial....I may be ready to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

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    They are very easy to make, just google quilted postcards tutorial and you will find oodles of information!!!

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    Those are beautiful. I wish I knew how to make one like that.

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