Would you like to receive a quilted postcard? Or do you know someone else that could use the small dose of cheer a personal card could give them? In 2016 I want to track how far my quilted postcards are traveling. I invite you to join the fun! Together, let’s see how long it will take to hit the 1 million mile mark!
How will it work? Here is my part:
- Every month I will announce a theme
- I will send a postcard to everyone that requests it. If the volume is too great, your name will be carried over to the next month
Here is your part (and I really need you to make this happen!):
- If you want a postcard that month, let me know by the 15th. (That will give me the second half of the month to get postcards in the mail)
- I would love to receive a quilted postcard from you, but that is not a requirement
- We can also include the miles for postcards you send to someone else. After all, it is the miles quilted postcards are travelling, not who is sending or receiving them (you would send me the name of the originating city, the destination and the number of miles)
The rules are simple. To qualify as a quilted postcard it must consist of 3 layers (fabric front and back, with a stiff center), and it must have at least 2 stitches. Otherwise, feel free to be creative. You don`t necessarily have to be a quilter to make these. The Flexi-Firm that I use as a stiffner is adhesive on both sides, and you can stitch through it by hand. Feel free to review my previous posts on Quilted Postcards in 5 Easy Steps, and An Exercise in making Super-Simple Quilted postcards. My only point of caution is not to use materials that are too thick (such as buttons) or loopy materials that could get caught in postal equipment.
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