I know, I know...this is nothing new. The making of quilted post cards has been around for years. However, I never tried it until now. Maybe if I show you how I did it and tell you my mistakes, this project will be easier for you! I thought it was going to be a piece of cake...
First of all, a good book is handy. I have two books that were very helpful. One is by Cheryl Malkowski called Quilt-O-Grams.
This book is well-organized and has lots of sample cards. The supply list is really helpful too...but here in New Braunfels not so much. Mail order is necessary for me for some of the supplies. Well, there is a new mega JoAnn's...http://www.joann.com/ in Austin....
Another book I really like is Positively Postcards by Bonnie Sabel and Louis-Philippe O'Donnell. The samples in this book are art pieces. I like the samples of fabric with the cool thread that will embellish your card. These quilted cards with batting should be mailed in an envelope.
With these two books, I felt I was ready to start this project!
One of the hardest supplies to find (I never did, actually) is Fast2Fuse. This is stiff interfacing with fusible on both sides. This eliminates the need to add fusible web to the background fabric and paper or cloth backing. It is available through C&T Publishing http://www.ctpub.com/ but I was in a hurry and did not order it. So what did I do? Well...it was like re-inventing the wheel.
Then I backed the fabric with Steam a Seam 2. This is used for applique. It has adhesive on one side. Steam-A-Seam 2 Double stick Fusible Web By The Each