Whole-cloth map quilting is very simple. Two pieces of cloth sandwich a fluffy inside layer of quilt batting, and the design of the quilt is transferred by stitching a traced drawing through all layers of material. The stabilizer (with the map template design) is then carefully torn off the top layer of the quilt to reveal the final design and special embroidery details can be sewn to personalize the project. Be patient, and give yourself lots ot time: even a small quilting project can take about 60 hours to complete, but the results will last a lifetime-- or longer!
These intstructions show how to hand quilt the design; you can also machine-stitch your quilt project, if you prefer.