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.


Back in May I received an email from the International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club, asking me to share it on the blog. I didn’t have a chance to check out the website right away, but I finally made a profile and signed up for a round of pen-pal sign ups and was paired up with a lovely gal in the UK.
I love writing letters and of course I have a passion for letter writing supplies (cute stickers & stationary)
The next round opens up on August 15th, and it’s all free…just create an account and then sign up to be paired with a pen pal.