quilted postcard

Did you know you can use a Gammill for more than just quilts? This fun project from Karen Farnsworth at Wildflower Quilting shows us how to make a personalized, easy postcard that is sure to make a lasting impression.

Materials: Fabric and Peltext (2-sided fusible stabilizer)

Variations: Felt, paper, add fused binding decorated with fabric markers

Tips: Use light thread on top to reduce shadow thru. Use a larger (4.0) needle.

For more project details and how to use CreativeStudio 6.0 to complete a postcard, click here.


1. Load fabric on the quilting machine as you would any quilt back (right side down).

2. Lay Peltex over the backing and stitch a small (tight) all over design on all the fabric. The bottom becomes the back (design side) of your postcard so pay attention to your bottom tension.

3. Lay white fabric or paper on top of the stitched fabric/Peltex.

4. Set up and stitch multiples of the Postcard stitch pattern with 1/2 inch between repeats and rows.

5. Take the project off the quilting machine and press according to Peltex directions.quilted postcard2

6. Cut between rows and repeats to get 4-inch x 6-inch postcards.

7. Add stamp, address and mail! Hint: Check at the post office before mailing; these may require more postage than a traditional postcard.

For more from Karen Farnsworth, visit her website at wildflowerquilting.com