Sunday, February 11, 2018


I finished my first Island Batik Ambassador challenge. The GALentines Day Challenge. Whoop!

All the fabrics used for this project were given to me by Island Batik as an Island Batik Ambassador. 

I had never heard of GALentine's Day, and if you haven't either, you will find this video helpful.

I used this tutorial from Red Shoe Ramblings.

**Edited to add: My post office said my GALentines post cards were a "hair to big" and charged me more to mail them. So maybe trim your final size down to 3 7/8" x 5 7/8" and see if that helps.**

My LQS had Timtex, so that is what I used. It comes on a roll, like bolts of fabric. I just bought 1/8 of a yard, it's kind of funky.

Once you add the Wonder Under it flattens up nicely.

I grabbed a sewing machine off the internet for one of my postcards. This one has a definite direction so make sure, if you have an image that is directional, you reverse it.

I chose to just trace the larger areas.

I used Wonder Under for the hearts as well, because the background fabric covered all of the Wonder Under on the Timtex.

I stepped out of my comfort zone and went improv on the background.

I used one of the many fancy stitches available on my machine, and Aurifil thread that I found in my thread stash (side note, who knew one could have a "thread stash"), to stitch the raw edges down. I also discovered my machine has a satin stitch. Who knew??!!  It finished the post cards perfectly.

While my handwriting needs work, I made sure to mark these with POST CARD at the top, as required by the post office.

Now I just need to address them and send them out! This was fun, and you still have time to make up a couple and get them to your girlfriends.

Have you made postcards before? I'd love to hear about them. Share in the comments!

Happy Stitching!

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  1. Super cute, especially the sewing machine one!

  2. That was quick! Good work! I love the improve and the sewing machine. I always wonder what the postman thinks of fabric postcards.... if he's got the time to notice, that is. They'd be a pretty uncommon occurrence in Australia I'd reckon.

  3. Really cute. The colors and background make these pretty and fun.

  4. Great postcards, now I am thinking maybe tese instead of a mug rug...oh those shiny things get us every tiime.

  5. Very cute! I've been wanting to try making some fabric postcards! Thanks for the tips!


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