I love maps and decided I wanted a fabric version so I used applique quilting techniques to make a globe bag for myself. The following is my technique for applique quilting!

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Step 1: Supplies & Equipment

Decorative Fabric - I found 3 fat quarter bundles that worked well together and a few more complimentary fabrics to use for the different pieces
Backing Fabric - Because I was making a bag, I chose a blue canvas for the backing fabric
Fusible Interfacing
Thread - For sewing pieces together and to the backing fabric
Embroidery Floss - I purchased embroidery floss for the quilting steps because it is thicker and would show better than regular thread.
Inspiration Images - I used vintage and modern maps, paintings, and photos

Sewing and Embroidery Needles
Embroidery Hoops and/or Quilting Hoop - I used a small embroidery hoop for quilting small areas. I found a 14" embroidery hoop which worked well as a replacement for the quilting hoop I don't have room for in my apartment. :)
Tracing Paper
A computer with a drawing program or paper and pencil - I used Adobe Illustrator for creating my map shapes
I love this!! I sort of want one for myself - I'm big on bags, and I'm big on world maps. This means I'm going to have to run to my sewing table and make one! Thanks for the amazing tutorial!
I LOVE This project - you did an excellent job! What a cool idea.
I checked out your website; you are very talented! Love this quilt, and the matching bag.
Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous.<br />
Thanks! It is always nice when an idea works out the way I wanted it to. :)
So so pretty. I always try to get ideas for tiny quilted things, and this is such a good one!
Wow is the word! That's stunning.

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Bio: I'm a visual artist and fashion designer. I make pretty things. I post pictures of what I make on my website: http://theantibromide.com
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