Modern Postcard Swap


Back in August I signed up for a modern postcard swap. You sew a little tiny quilt like postcard, and send it through the post with a regular letter stamp! While I have not received any postcards yet, I thought I’d share the postcards I shipped out about a month ago.
I used printable fabric that runs right through an inkjet printer to print the back side with addresses. I added a few of my illustrations since I was printing them out. For the post card fronts I made the little quilts and quilted them as I normally would, but with a thick stabilizer. Then I made a stack with the printed back fabric, another layer of thick stabilizer, and the quilted top layer. I used quilting spray glue to hold them all in place and then did a zigzag stitch around the outer edge to keep it all together. They worked up quickly!
They were so much fun to make that I think I need to make some more for my pen pals. The bee pattern is a free pattern by Badskirt which can be found here.

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6 Responses to Modern Postcard Swap

  1. Jessica H. says:

    These are so cute! I love the little goat. :)

  2. Kya says:

    Oh wow, they look so amazing! I am sure that anyone that got one really loved it. I hope you do get some soon. :D

  3. Vanessa Garcia says:

    I love this idea , thanks for sharing!

  4. Heidi Kenney says:

    Thanks Vanessa, they are really fun to make!

  5. Heidi Kenney says:

    Kya, I just received my first card! :)

  6. Heidi Kenney says:

    thanks Jessica, it’s so much fun to fussy cut :) :)