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Sandra Hamilton has posted instructions for making postcards on her blog. If you have questions or want a little more help, get in touch with her.
Bonnie Taylor-Wachowicz uses a manila file folder with a 4x6 hole cut out of it to get a better idea of how a postcard will look. Placing the 4x6 hole over different areas of a larger pieced or dyed fabric is a great way to audition the perfect way to cut it up for a postcard. It's also helpful as a guide for placing applique pieces on to a postcard.
If you want to make a postcard and you're stumped for ideas, take a look in your orphan block pile.
Postcards are great for testing a new technique. They are quick and if the new technique is a fail there isn't much "waste". By the way, there are no FAILS in quilting. Even a failure yields some learning and a piece that doesn't fit with one project may find a perfect home in another project.
Every human being is creative. Many of us are hesitant to experiment and play though, and that's exactly what's needed to unleash that creativity! So dive in, try something new. Go against the rules. Let go of expectations and just relax...see what happens.
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use the more you have." -- Maya Angelou