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Postcards for Troops

This is a group for all of us who want to make quilted postcards for other CT/QWU members family members serving in the military.

Location: USA!
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Military family's names & addresses

Started by Elaine. Last reply by Elaine Sep 29, 2009. 44 Replies

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Comment by polkadot on January 5, 2009 at 3:48pm
Elaine i just finished a bunch of postcards for a swap i am hosting. i will send one off to Jeremy this week.
Comment by polkadot on January 5, 2009 at 3:47pm
here are my own directions for fabric postcards:

i use fabric on the back. i use a substance called fast2fuse or peltex in the middle. it is like timtex but it has a fusible on both sides of it.

Materials:

Fast2Fuse interfacing or peltex 72 interfacing (www.sewthankful.com sells it for 12 bucks a yard) i get 42 from a yard. you can also get it at joann's.

Fusible web (I use steam a seam)
Scraps of fabric
Design to trace

Cut fast2fuse/peltex 4 x 6
Cut front fabric 4 x 6
Cut backing (address side) 4 x 6

Lightly iron front fabric to fast2fuse/peltex
Fuse design on front fabric (snowmen, trees)
Quilt it (optional) use a clear or colored contrasting
top thread and a white bottom thread
Turn over and iron backing fabric on (something light
colored so address will show up)

Give both sides a good press now.
Finish with satin, zigzag or fancy stitch all around
or
Cut 3/4 inch wide strips (backed in fusible), iron to
front and fold around to back, iron

Use pigma pen .08 to draw in details/address on back

All done. Needs a regular first class stamp, press it in
firmly and drop in mailbox.

i ordered it peltex this site: http://www.sewthankful.com/PellonPeltexDoubleSidedStabilizer.html because my joann's didn't have it. other people tell me their joann's carries it. a yard will make about 40.
Comment by Elaine on January 4, 2009 at 12:02pm
This is a great idea Debbie. Thanks for starting this. I know my son will enjoy getting postcards from caring people all over the place and others will also. For those who don't know, my 27 year old son is deploying to Kubal, Afghanistan and will be there through August at least. He is an Air Force Captain. His Kubal mailing address is:
Jeremy D. Lee
CSTC-A CJ1 RAT
APO AE 09356
 

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