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Patchwork Quilted Postcards

By: Jessica Nichols, Editor of FaveQuilts.com

Making quilted cards is a fun, easy way to use up fabric scraps from a full-size quilt. Patchwork Quilted Postcards make the perfect accompaniments to quilts given as gifts. Use scraps from the full-size quilt to make a matching card!

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size4 inches wide x 6 inches long

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniquePieced

Beginner

MATERIALS:

  • Cardstock or notecard
  • Fabric scraps for patchwork
  • Fabric scraps for borders
  • Batting scraps
  • Coordinating thread
  • Sharpie marker


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fold the sheet of cardstock in half and cut along the fold to create a postcard if you are not using a notecard.

    Patchwork Quilted Postcards
     
  2. Cut the scraps into (24) 1-1/2” squares. Lay out the squares in a pleasing pattern.

    Patchwork Quilted Postcards
     
  3. Piece the squares together in rows. Press the seams to opposite sides on each row.

    Patchwork Quilted Postcards

    Patchwork Quilted Postcards
     
  4. Sew the rows of patchwork together.
     
  5. Cut the border fabric into (2) 2-1/2” x 5” strips and (2) 2-1/2” x 11-1/2” strips.

    Patchwork Quilted Postcards
     
  6. Sew the short border strips to the short ends of the patchwork. Trim the border flush with the patchwork.

    Patchwork Quilted Postcards
     
  7. Sew the long border strips to the long sides of the patchwork and press.

    Patchwork Quilted Postcards
     
  8. Cut out a rectangle of batting slightly larger than the patchwork.

    Patchwork Quilted Postcards
     
  9. Quilt the patchwork to the batting in your desired pattern. I stitched in the ditch on all the seams in the patchwork.

    Patchwork Quilted Postcards

    Patchwork Quilted Postcards
     
  10. Center the postcard on the quilted piece and trim the borders of the fabric to the size of the postcard.


     
  11. At this point, you can glue the quilted fabric to the postcard if you wish. If you are not using glue, use paper clips to align the quilted fabric on the postcard.

    Patchwork Quilted Postcards
     
  12. Sew the quilted fabric to the postcard using a zigzag stitch around the perimeter.

    Patchwork Quilted Postcards

    Patchwork Quilted Postcards
     
  13. Write a message on the back of the card and you’re done!
     
    Patchwork Quilted Postcards

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Very cute. Over the yeqrs, I have a tendency to give away everything I make, this is a lovely way for me to remember who I gave what.

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