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
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. :)
A computer with a drawing program or paper and pencil - I used Adobe Illustrator for creating my map shapes