Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Fa La La Postcard Tutorial

You asked for it, you got it!  I showed a postcard-in-progress last week and asked if I should scrap it or keep going.  The overwhelming response was "keep going... and WRITE A TUTORIAL!" so here it is!

Who doesn't love tangled Christmas lights?  OK, skip that question and simply join in the fun of making this postcard.

5"x6" piece of white fabric for front of postcard
5"x6" piece of white fabric for back of postcard
5"x6" piece of Peltex
FabuLux Olive Trees thread
1/4" x 1/4" pieces of bright fabric fused to Steam a Seam 2

Carefully fuse the 1/4" fabric pieces:

To the front of the postcard:

Make a light crease where you want to write "fa la la la" and layer with stabilizer:

Using the open-toe free-motion quilting foot, begin stitching "fa la la la" on the crease:

Now comes the fun part -- SCRIBBLE!

Loop your lines being sure to stitch through each piece of fabric at least once.  Layer with Peltex and backing fabric:

Fuse layers together and trim using the Postcard Trimming Tool (or trim to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2")

Satin stitch over the edge of the postcard.

Write your holiday greetings on the back of the card, pop in a cellophane envelope, address, and mail!

I have more Christmas cards in my head, but I'm not sure how many more I'll get to make before this Christmas.

Stay tuned...


Crystal_235 said...

Cute postcard!

Pamela Arbour said...

I just love it. Maybe I can actually get one made. I bought the packet and the template but haven't made one yet. I know once I get started, I won't be able to stop. That is, if I make it look as good a yours!

Sandal said...

Adorable! Thank you for the easy to follow tutorial!