Do you have a bunch of scrap fabric laying around? How about Stitching the States to make a keepsake wall quilt? What a fun way to learn US geography, or just display your American pride.
“Stitching the States” makes a 29” x 21” wall hanging you’re sure to get years of enjoyment out of. And you don’t even need to be an experienced quilter to make it – basic sewing skills are all you need. Or if you’re feeling more low-tech, it can be made by hand – the individual states are stuck to the background with an iron-on glue.
Or you can finish the edges with a binding (full instructions included) and hang your masterpiece on the wall.
This is a terrific project to do with kids to help build skills in tracing, cutting, and planning. Imagine how proud your kids will be to hang their masterpiece in a place of prominence!
Or it makes a wonderful gift for a map lover or travel buff – hang the quilt over a bulletin board and use tacks to mark off places you’ve been or are planning to go.
The possibilities are endless with this fun and colorful project!
Included in your PDF digital download is:
- One set of custom-made state outline maps (reusable for other project, too!)
- One 21-page set of instructions illustrated with step-by-step photos
You supply your own fabric scraps, background fabric for the map, batting, backing fabric, fusible web, thread, and binding.
If you’d prefer a project kit that includes an assortment of 60 different fabric scraps along with most of the supplies needed to complete the map, it’s available here.