Sharon Benton quilts fabric postcards perfect for framing.
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Materials and Tools:
2, 6" x 4" pieces of fabric — one print and one solid
6" x 4" piece of extra heavy stabilizer
6" x 4" piece of white canvas for back of card
2, 6" x 3" pieces of print fabric pieces for binding
iron-on fusible adhesive product
decorative quilting thread
rotary cutter and cutting mat
2. Cut a 6" x 4" piece of fusible adhesive and iron it onto the 6" x 4" print fabric piece. Peel off the backing.
3. Cut out a heart shape from the fused print fabric.
4. Fuse the heart image to the solid piece of fabric.
5. Free-motion stitch a desired quilt pattern over the entire postcard with a solid color thread. Free-motion quilt — drop the feed dog and guide the fabric with both hands.
8. Iron fusible adhesive to the 6" x 3" binding fabric pieces. Let cool and peel off the backing. Cut two 6" x 3/4" strips and two 4" x 3/4" strips.
9. Fold the binding strips in half length-wise and place over each edge of the postcard quilt. Iron in place. Repeat for remaining edges of each postcard.
Joe Sladky, Alex Anderson's dad, shares his method for making a quilt frame.