Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WIP Wed: Postcards and Kindle Covers

Yep, I'm still working on postcards.  Those above are for this month's "May Flowers" postcard swap.  It's the first time I have worked with rhinestones.  I used a simple sheet of heat-fix rhinestones that I got in the craft section of a local store.  Unfortunately, when I went to use my iron next, I noticed that despite the fact that I used a press cloth, it left a yucky film on my (very new) iron.

I tried a few different spray cleaners, with no luck, then remembered a post that I'd read on a blog about using a "Mr Clean Magic Eraser" sponge to remove iron-on adhesive from an iron.  I just happened to have one under my sink.
AMAZING!!  I just had to re-share this tip here!!

I'm thinking about buying one of those rhinestone applicator "wands".  Has anyone else used one of these?  Are they better than an iron?

I also recently was made aware of a postcard fund-raiser that I decided to participate in.  Sisters Quilt Show, in Central Oregon, is "the largest outdoor quilt show in the world".  I was lucky enough to be able to go a few years ago.  It's spectacular!  They hold a fundraiser every year selling postcards that anyone can make and donate to raise money for cancer patients in Central Oregon.  You can find more details here, at Sisters Quilt Show Website's Wish Upon a Card details.  The deadline has just passed to be considered for the silent auction cards, but they're still taking cards to sell to raise money up until July 1st.  So I decided to make up a few cards for them too.
I still need to finish the edges of all of these cards, and get them in the mail.

Speaking of mail, look at the 2 cards I recently pulled out of our mailbox from Monika and Darcy!  Aren't they beautiful?!

I also got all of my latest batch of Kindle Covers all sewn up this week.  I quilt each one, and often, the backs are just as pretty as the fronts!
As usual, I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wed.  Come see what others have been up to!!


  1. thanks for re-sharing this tip, I am currently struggling with the same issue (after having ironed down about 800 fused feathers). Aiyee!

    Also - love your pretties - especically that navy-with-flowers one!

  2. Very lovely Kindle covers! Thanks for the iron tip!!

  3. Great cards! Love the green and purple ones. Thanks for the iron cleaning tip! I got Elmer's glue all over mine the last time I did a binding. Time to find the magic erasers!

  4. I've never used the Magic Eraser on my iron (will try to remember if the need arises...thanks!) but I have used it on other things and it is pretty impressive. Pretty cards!

  5. Oh sweet! Those rhinestone ones are GORGEOUS! love love. I'll post this week for sure to let people know of your new home here : )


  6. Magic Eraser on the iron? Great tip - thank you! I agree the backs look wonderful. :)