Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My New Addiction: Fabric Postcards


I've been admiring fabric postcards on blogs like My Sweet Prairie, and Notes, but wasn't quite sure how to make them.  With a little help from my friends (que Beatles soundtrack), and some internet research, I finally took the plunge and made a few.  I have a ton of triangle squares left over as scraps from my Supernova quilt, and have been playing around with these the last week or 2.  I'm now officially addicted!!!  I also got out my double sided fusible interfacing, and now have a big chunk of it fused to my ironing board cover.  Dang it!  But it's in really bad shape anyways, so I'm taking a break to go out and get a new cover...

Over the week-end we went camping on the Umatilla National Forest, South of here.  My husband took the boys turkey hunting (unsuccessful) during the day while I tried my hand at gold panning (also unsuccessful) or read a book on my new Kindle.  It is a beautiful campsite and we had the whole place to ourselves.  The only downer came in the form of snow on Easter morning...  That gave us a lot to dry out and clean up later when we got back, but now our pop-up camper is all clean and ready for the next trip!!  I hope you all had a great week-end as well!

5 comments:

Kathy said...

Thanks, Becky. Now you have me wanting to try to make a postcard. Thanks for the links. I knew I recognized those half square triangles too!

Glad you got to go camping already this year. We camp a lot as well. Snow or not, it's still a great getaway with family.

Lee said...

I love my postcard! It's up on my mantel as I type this. Thanks again for sending it! : )

Becky said...

We love to camp! We have some of the best family time... gets the kids unplugged, ya know!

And you're welcome! I just finished my 6th one! I need to tear myself away from them to get some quilts finished!

Beth said...

Postcards are FUN!!! to make and to give!!!

Camping is the best change of pace to recharge, regroup or re-evaluate. Funny how the priority levels change... when you have to apply the basics.

You can also make your own ironing board cover... trace ironing board on fabric (muslin or reflective {Joanns}), cut out about 6" larger than tracing, fold over 1" and then again, pressing on each fold, stitch close to the first fold, once or twice, leaving about 2" inches open at the back part of the the cover... insert a strong twine... cinch up and tie.... there you have it a new cover. First one will look a bit rough... but hey it was pennies... and the next will be better.

Becky said...

Thanks Beth! I thought about making one, but just bought one. Maybe next time, especially if I start using more and more fusibles. I'm itching to send you one. I'll have to get your snail mail off line :).