My November TIFC is completed. Using the dark navy as a jumping off point, I painted some Fine Fuse fusible web to use for a January 2009 Dye Hard swap. After a foot of snow blanketed the area yesterday, this fabric postcard was created:
9 years ago, I purchased an entire bolt of white fabric with imprinted metallic silver stars and the year 2000. It was intended to be the backing for a quilt made with 2,000 pieces, but it wasn’t right for the pieced quilt, and I’ve slowly been using the fabric for other projects. It’s actually a good quality, wonderfully soft fabric on the wrong side, and I’m down to the last few yards.
The painted fusible web was torn so there would be ragged edges and fused in place to cover the numbers only, leaving all the pretty silver stars to shine. Then I cut some strips from the painted fusible web, and twirled and draped them to form ribbon like trails across the surface.
Usually, I like doing multiple steps to create a fabric postcard, but this looked just right to me, so no burning, quilting, embellishing was added. I folded a 1/4″ seam around the edges, then folded that over again with some cardstock for a backing. The fabric was kept it in place by using paper clips, and nylon thread was used in the bobbin case and needle for a nearly invisible sewing line.
This was a very neat finish and having the cardstock on the back makes it much easier to write a message – if the recipient wants to use this as a fabric postcard.