FMQ Post Card

Free Motion Quilting Post Card

For those that are interested in making postcards from their FMQ samples I will try to show you how easy it is to do. Here is my sample I am going to use.
   This was my Tiles sample from July that AngelaWalters taught at Sew Cal Gal. Click on names to find out more.

Next I rough cut my piece to about 4 ½” x 6 ½”
Also cut a piece of muslin and with my stiff inside (I am using Floriani Stitch and Shape double side fusible) I have used a heavy interfacing and steam a seam in the past.
Next, I ironed my muslin to the back of the stabilizer
 and my sample to the front side.
Then I trim my post card to 4” x 6”
 Next I satin stitched around the edge with a narrow stitch.
 I then stitch around it again once or twice with a wider satin stitch. It doesn’t have to be done this way. It is just how I do it.

 I then do any final details.
 And then finish the back.

A few more post cards I have made.


Quilting Babcia said...

Thank you for this tutorial - I was wondering how they were done! Does the postage stay affixed to the muslin or do they need to be ink-stamped postage at the post office? Seems like any kind of paper/glue back postage would come off easily in the mail?

Tina said...

I Use Self Stick Stamps OR The Post OfficE Affixes A Printed Postage Label. So Far No ProBlems With The Postage Coming Off.

SewCalGal said...

Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.


jan said...

Neat tutorial, thanks for sharing. Good to see others making these little gems.

Joan said...

Tutorial was great, thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

Thank you for the information. I had not heard of Floriani before. I have my little quilt top ready to go and now need to assemble. Heading to the quilt shop and Walmart to see if I can find the needed item/items!!! Have a lovely Mother's Day :^)

ShereeSews said...

I love this idea of recycling, Now I need to learn free motion quilting so I will have some new scraps!

I have a new blog on fabric postcards too!