Thursday, September 20, 2012

Post Card Backs & Quilt Labels

Do you send fabric postcards?
Fabric Postcard
4" x 6"
Dots are always good
One year Deb Rowden and I sent one to each of 75 friends from a quilt retreat. We had a great time and we made a lot of fronts and a lot of backs.
Dots of all kinds
We experimented with all the stitches on our machines and a variety of ideas---good and bad.
I made myself some postcard backs to print on my desk top printer. I have quite a collection of old postcards so I scanned some and found others online. I came up with nine different backs from antique postcards.
When I saw what Spoonflower.com can do with fabric I realized I would be smart to have them print my postcard backs by the yard. So I uploaded the artwork.
Here is what a fat quarter of my POSTCARD_BACKS VINTAGE fabric looks like. The 4 x 6 inch backs fit nicely in a fat quarter---you get 15 backs to cut up, nine different designs.

I had to to turn them sideways to fit them efficiently in a fat quarter---but you get the picture. You can buy my vintage postcard back yardage from Spoonflower. Here's the link to this fabric:

A label with an arts and crafts border
I've also uploaded yardage with quilt labels to Spoonflower.com---more later. And I did some Votes for Women prints too.
 See the
 box on the left. Click on that to see my Material Culture shop with a few designs.


  1. Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on NEOMED

  2. Will you be doing some fabric with postcard sized versions of your saints?

  3. That is nice to put them on fabric, like that. I have printable fabric, but it is a bit stiff, though it might be perfect for cards. A friend sent me some pre-made card backs, so now I need to try some.