Thursday, December 04, 2008

POSTCARDS


I have been experimenting with fabric postcards over the last few weeks. I found a lot of information on the Internet and also a book of ideas at Michael's, but I still have a few more questions. Have any of you, out there in blog land, ever made one of these? Can they actually be mailed? I am getting mixed messages. I would like to send some off for Christmas, but I don't know if I can just put a stamp on them - will it stay on? - or should I put them into an envelope?
Please leave me a comment if you have some experience with these things. Thanks.

Mine are about 4-41/2 to 6-61/2 inches. Do they have to be a certain size? I still have to quilt them and put some sort of edging on them - maybe just some zigzag or something. Please help! It is getting close to Christmas. But I'm sure I don't need to remind anyone of that!

9 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

in order to mail them in Canada they must be 4X6. I have no problems -- mine have all been delivered. I simply stick a stamp on them and drop them in the local postbox.

When I'm mailing them "naked" i don't use seed beads, buttons, fuzzy yarns or other bits that could get damaged/caught in machinery -- plain, flat surfaces only (though I quilt them, embroider with small stitches, cover loose fabric with netting etc so "plain" might be the wrong word... :-)

Opal said...

i don't do fabric postcards, but i can really appreciate their beauty. yours are gorgeous!

em's scrapbag said...

The postcards look great! I really want to try this some time. I've read a lot about them. I just need to find the time and take the plunge.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I've received them so surely they can be mailed!!!

Your work is fantastic by the way. So fun!

Exuberant Color said...

The actual size of a real postcard is 4" x 6" so you should probably trim them to that size By the way you have made some wonderful ones. It takes regular first class postage for a letter I think instead of postcard postage.

Eileen said...

wow.. these are beautiful. I've never made them or received them before.. but I think if I put that much work into anything, I would not want all those grubby postal hands touching them or dropping them on the ground. Those are a work of art.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh I love the postcards! What a great idea. Thanks for visiting my blog. Good luck in the giveaway.

hendrik said...

Whitey loves the fabric x-mas greetings you send. He wants to thank you and includes 100 kisses for Mimi.
Tell her he is working at a love poem for her.
He send her his picture with postcard. Go to http://daviddas.nl/Whitey.JPG

ranke said...

I found my postcard you send back on your picture of fabric postcards. it's fun! And the card is beautiful. It goes with the stuff I keep for next year Christmas.
Great work.

ranke