Introduction: How to Make Your Own Quilted Postcards

Picture of How to Make Your Own Quilted Postcards

Postcard mailing is one inventive way of reaching loved ones. They allow you to share many photos and send quick greetings at the same time. There are several kinds of postcards. Some of them are less common as others but they are just as effective. If you’re looking for something new to send to friends or family, then you might want to try making quilted postcards. These are fabric custom cards made by sewing cloths together to form a pattern or design.

Here’s a quick guide on making quilted postcards:

Step 1: Collect the Needed Materials.

Picture of Collect the Needed Materials.

Before you could start, be sure to have all the materials you’ll need. You’ll need: fabric or a durable type of paper for the back portion, scraps of cloth for the front part, embellishments, glue, cutter, and a sewing kit. 

Step 2: Cut All the Fabric and Paper Down to 4 X 6 Inches.

Picture of Cut All the Fabric and Paper Down to 4 X 6 Inches.

It is important that your quilted postcard’s size is 4” x 6”. The post office sees this as the ideal postcard mailing size. Going bigger might cost you more. Cut all your fabric, and paper to fit the required size. You can use a template or just measure the materials to do this.

Step 3: Start Stitching.

Picture of Start Stitching.

When you are done cutting your fabric and paper, you can already start stitching the front and back. Use a sewing machine to make creative styles of embroidery. Some stitching patterns that you can try are satin stitched, binding, and the pillow slip method. There are easier and faster stitches you could try like the satin stitch. 

Step 4: Decorate With Colorful Embellishments.

Picture of Decorate With Colorful Embellishments.

The front can look more attractive if you add colorful decorations like beads, yarns, or buttons. Use an adhesive glue to stick them on and let them dry.

Step 5: Write Your Personal Message on the Back.

Picture of Write Your Personal Message on the Back.

Once dry, your postcard will almost be ready for mailing. All that’s left to do is to write a message on the back. Since the space won’t be that big, keep your greetings short.
Making quilted postcards is a challenging yet fun activity. Unlike postcard printing, each quilted postcard is unique and will be appreciated.
 

Comments

witchninni (author)2011-10-15

Fantastic Idea!

ChrysN (author)2011-10-12

Nice!

scoochmaroo (author)2011-10-12

Absolutely gorgeous. Did you take all these photos? I can't wait to see what you make next!

About This Instructable

5,829views

8favorites

License:

More by roxanneup:How to Make Holiday PostcardsHow to Organize a Baby ShowerHow to Make Your Own Quilted Postcards
Add instructable to: