4 x 6 inch

You need:
  • an idea
  • 4 1/2 inch x 6 1/2 inch for background
  • scraps from fabrics or other material, all kinds of thread to embellish, net or tulle (optonial)
  • 4 1/2 inch x 6 1/2 inch thin batting
  • Two 4 1/2 inch x 6 1/2 inch muslin
  • 4 1/2 inch x 6 1/2 inch timtex or sulky ultra stable or any kind of stiff material
  • 3 1/2 inch x 5 1/2 inch cardboard (optonial)
  • Matching thread to zig zag the edge
  • Steam a Seam or any iron on fusible web
  • Basting spray or fabric glue
  • Pigma pen


Start with the background, either pieced or a simple piece of fabric

Following the instructions of the manufacturer iron fusible web on the back of your scraps and embellish the surface with any shapes you like

Here you can see again the needed materials for one postcard

Add the batting and one piece of muslin for the backing (using spray or glue) and quilt and embellish your card as desired. If you have any loose pieces, use a net or tulle to cover the surface before quilting.

Iron the Timtex to the other piece of muslin. Cut the muslin to the finished size of 4 inch x 6 inch. Center the cardboard on the Timtex side (use glue) and layer all neatly together (pin or glue if necessary), the embellished card on top the muslin on the back

Here you can see the centered cardboard, all around a 1/4 inch smaller than the Timtex-muslin piece to avoid stitching the zig-zag through

Zig-Zag around the edges with a matching thread and tidy stitches. Of course you can use another stitch aslong as it covers and secures the edges nicely

Trim away any loose threads but be careful  and don't cut into the zig-zag. With a Pigma pen draw lines to match the usual outfit of a postcard


Now you have to think of a good friend who would enjoy to get your postcard. Fill in the addy and write down a few nice words. Go to your postoffice and convince the clerk to handle your card like an usual, official postcard. Hope for a good friend who is also sending a card to you.