Picture of Applique Quilting a Map

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

Picture of 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
SylverX3 years ago
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!
sstulga4 years ago
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.
canida4 years ago
Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous.
antibromide (author)  canida4 years ago
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!
arwen4 years ago
Wow is the word! That's stunning.