Hello again friends,
I started the writing of this blog post quite a while back….I was so enamored by the little fabric postage stamps and knew I would want to write a blog post about it at some point, and here it is!
Do you all know Amy Sinibaldi of Nana Company? She is a blogger, fabric designer, quilter, and book author. One day, quite a few years ago now, Amy shared how she made these adorable fabric “postage” stamps, using up her precious perfect little scraps of pretty fabrics. I was instantly smitten with them! I mean, look at them, are they not the cutest thing ever? They are also super easy to make!
To see a quick description on how to make your own , you can check out this link: http://nanacompany.typepad.com/nanacompany/2013/08/-airmail.html
So the obvious place to use these adorable little stamps would be on fabric postcards, but I wanted to find some other projects that you could use these on and here is what I found:
How about this adorable little postcard quilt? I just love how the maker added “washi tape” and all that handstitching! Ofcourse I am in love with her little stamp! And would you look at those teeny scraps in the border?! You can see more details by following this link: https://saranaave.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/postcard-mini-quilt/
If you are making fabric stamps, you might want to make some fabric envelopes to go with them and boy, did I find some cute ones!
And again, those cute fabric stamps! You can find the tutorial for the envelopes by clicking here: http://aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com/2015/10/sewing-tutorial-pretty-fabric-envelopes/
You could add a little fabric stamp to a homemade needlebook such as this: ( no tutorial for this, but it came from Amy Sinibaldi also)
Or you could add one to a sweet pincushion like this:
( this one came from Folksy and is no longer available).
Or you could apply your stamps to a pillow cover, like this:
This tutorial can be found right here:https://www.polkadotchair.com/postage-stamp-quilted-pillow-tutorial/
I had to get in on the fun so made some for myself. I found it to be extremely useful to use my Goddess applique sheet to protect my iron from fusible gunk ( you can find some options here). This allowed me to cut a sheet of fusible web, lay it sticky side up, then I was able to add my fabric pieces on top. Any space that was not filled with fabric did not put gunk on my iron but on the sheet instead! Then I tried using my scallop scissors to cut around the stamp shape to make it even more authentic-looking. However, my scissors are really for paper and really didn’t work on my fabric. (These ones here are specifically for fabric so they are now on my wish list). Luckily I have this scallop rotary blade and that one worked just perfectly!( click here for a link to this one).
Here are some of my finished “stamps”:
Now to come up with a project to use them on……
So if you have some scraps that are really too small to do anything with…or they are just so cute and you want to feature them, consider making them into some adorable “stamps” and go to town with them ( and please share your creations with me!!)
Until next time~happy creating!