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How to Make a Fabric Postcard

Old 09-25-2016, 04:15 AM
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Great cards Cookie, they really get the brain to thinking. I love the Halloween one. It's a hoot. lol And, the song one is really spot on and the I can't believe how spot on you got the fortune cookie one to look.
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Old 09-30-2016, 10:12 AM
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Great tutorial. My friend, Bonnie Sable, wrote a book, years vack on these. Your tutorial gives quick good instructions.
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:43 AM
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i have another method for finishing off the edges of my fabric postcards. it gives it a colorful look. tutorial to follow:

i iron steam-a-seam fusible on the back of my fabric.

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i then cut 3/4" strips

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i cut two 6" long strips and two 4" strips

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i then fold them in half lengthwise. if the fusible backing paper comes off, great...take it all off.

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now go to ironing board with your postcard and butt the edge of the postcard

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and iron it carefully to the front, don't burn your fingers. turn postcard over and iron to the back.

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do this on all sides

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and you are done. no need to stitch it down.
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:45 AM
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this is the back of the postcard.
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this is the front of the postcard.

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I think it is a great way to finish a fabric postcard.
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:54 PM
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Beautiful. And edgy! Thanks much. I like a wrapped look.

(When I first joined a PC swap & Judith sent me a postcard, I almost fainted at the perfection of her edges, satin stitch.)
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Old 02-10-2017, 05:20 PM
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i like the satin stitch too. sometimes i get lazy and i just straight stitch or zigzag. anything goes really. no rules.
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Old 02-12-2017, 04:38 PM
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i make shaker box postcards. i follow the above directions, but i put a layer of clear plastic, you get it at Joanns by the table cloth fabrics. I get different glitters from the party store, this time, happy birthday, and sew along all the edges to keep glitter inside. They are cute, and different than most postcards. I did birthday this year, and I'll do Christmas this year too. I'm starting now to get a jump on it.
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:23 AM
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Thanks for the tutorial......
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Old 06-16-2018, 08:20 AM
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Great tutorial and follow up tutorial! I think I can do this!
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I have seen the swaps posted and always wondered how these are done. Thanks for the tutorial.
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