When Saftler’s Fall Class Schedule came out a few weeks back I got inspired. I decided that Lois, Sharon, Wendy and I should take a class together. Not a big ass commitment or anything but something fun and quick – a way for us to learn something together and maybe help us not miss Debbie so much. And lo and behold there was a class that was just the thing – A Quilted Postcard Class. Never mind that not one of us knew what a quilted post card was, the day and time of the class worked for everyone and that’s really all that mattered. So Lois signed us up and last Wednesday night we all met at Saftlers to take this class together.
I’ll admit that at first I didn’t really get it. Quilted? Postcard? Huh? But once I looked through the instructor’s scrapbook of postcards, well, I got a teeny bit inspired.
I gathered my supplies. Luckily, Lois brought a whole container full of landscape type fabric scraps to share.
I cut out fabric and fused it into place with Steam a Seam.
I embellished. And did a bit of quilting.
In the end I wound up with a cute postcard of some mountains. And a sheep. It’s a sweet little reminder of my trip to Utah. And no, I’m not mailing it.
Very cute! I’ve never heard of quilted post cards but they sure do look like fun.
I’ve mailed embroidered art before and the USPS does a good job of taking special care with them. Your card is darling!! Did the instructor quit? ;-D
Oh that’s so adorable! What a fabulous idea.
what an adorable idea! I have seen quilted greeting cards, but never postcards. 🙂
Hey! Good job on a cute project! I hope it helped ease the hurt.
Debi Leshin says
How cute! You can mail it to me anytime 🙂
I wouldn’t mail it either. It’s beautiful!
What a sweet card. Who thinks of these things??
What a great idea! I love it!
Robin in VA says
I LOVE it!! Looks like lots of fun!
That’s so cool!
ha! that’s adorable! i wouldn’t mail it either. it deserves to be framed.
You know, if you made more of those, some people (like moi) would buy them on Etsy.
I love it! Absolutely gorgeous.
Jen Lamb says
I just recently bought a book about this called
“Positively postcards”. It is a great book with alot of pictures/ideas. You should check into it if you really enjoyed doing it!
Marcia Cooke says
I just love it! And you could mail them…they make translucent envelopes. Of course, that would be defeating the purpose of “post card”, but still! You should put some s*n*o*w in that scene, though, from what I hear!
Well, isn’t that cute? I wonder how it would fare in the postal system equipment….? I guess it’s placed in an envelope?
I’m such a killjoy, heh.
It’s great! And I could tell it was Utah right away. I received a quilted postcard in the mail once and it arrived in great shape.
I love it!! I took a quilted postcard class years ago – she even had us do the back with little quilted stamps!
That’s really cool! I love the little sheep.
Wool Winder says
it’s adorable. what a perfect way to use up tiny bits of fabric.
I think the class sounded like a good idea. The postcard turned out quite nicely. It’s kind of fun to learn something new, even if it’s not an all-consuming hobby like knitting. Just something new and different.
Lynette McKnitter says
Cool idea. I just may have to get out the dusty sewing machine. Thanks for the inspiration.
Ha! That is pretty cute!
Very cute. Never would have thought of that one.
So cute! I don’t blame you for not wanting to mail it.
Damn, you’re creative! Looks great and now I know why I don’t quilt – I am NOT creative like that. I do a lot better with step-by-step instructions. It’s my anal nature.
What a fantastic idea. After you get it in the mail, you can frame it. 😀
How adorable-what would the first class postage on utter cuteness be?
Kristi aka Fiber Fool says
What a fun way to use of those smaller fabric scraps! And, I have to say that is one of the best momento postcards EVER! 🙂
You did a great job!!!!!
Oh my gosh! That is adorable and what a perfect reminder of a fun trip :).
Well isn’t that fun and different! It is really nice!
That is just marvelous! I sent your blog page to my mom and aunt!
So cute! I may just have to dig out some of my old quilting scraps. Looks like it goes pretty quick.
Carol, that is fabulous! I am happy that you girls did something to help remember your friend Debbie.
ohhhh very cute! Looks Great!
(Sorry to be so late. Catching up on bloglines…)
Gasp! I love it! What a fantastic selection of classes. And it’s only 45 minutes from my house…
Unfortunately, the second (and last) quilted postcard class was this weekend. That’ll teach me to get so behind in my blog reading. (Actually, I’m pretty sure at this point that nothing will effectively teach me that.)
Ruth Fell says
I would like to learn how to do Quilted Postcards and I would like to know where I can get magazines giving instuctions of how to do them.