Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Our first swap

Hey everyone! If you weren't able to come to the first meeting, or just needed a refresher on what we plan to do, here's some information about our first upcoming swap.

First, if you're unsure of how to make a fabric postcard, look here. The idea is to basically make a small, stiff quilt that could feasibly be mailed. One side would have the design, while the other has space for an address. Fast2fuse, Timtex, or Peltex are common materials that will add stiffness. Other than that, the sky is the limit! You can piece, applique, quilt, bead, add embellishments, paper, metal, anything you want. They can be simple or complex.

You should plan to make at least six postcards measuring 4 x 6 inches and have them ready by the June meeting. One way to make postcards quickly is to make a larger quilt sandwich and then cut it up into your 4 x 6 pieces. Catherine will gather them at the June meeting and then redistribute them in July.

Catherine will bring samples to the May meeting and I'll post some photos here on the blog soon. If you have some existing fabric postcards, bring them to the May meeting and we'll show them off to get the creative juices flowing!

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