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The Postcrossing World Map Quilt

On my Postcrossing profile, I asked for swatches of fabric to use in a(n eventual) quilt. The gallery link is here:
https://laridian.smugmug.com/PostcrossingFabric/n-ndqZKc/

Fabric listing update: 25 April 2018

So here's my plan: I'm going to make a World Map quilt, which I've wanted to do for some time. :D I found an outline map of the world's countries and embiggened it, and did the math wrong so it's, like, 6+'/2m wide, but you know what? That's actually good enough for a wall hanging. ^_^

Any and all Postcrossing fabric swatches will go into this. There are countries of all sizes, so if I get big swatches, they go to the US, Canada, Australia, Russia, etc and small swatches go to the many smaller countries.

There are ~200 countries in the world, but many of them (Singapore, Vatican City) are too tiny to show even on this map. So let's say ~130-150 countries are actually represented. That's not bad by swatch standards. The water will be separate fabric, I figure a blue tonal will work well.

Toly asked if it would be fabric from countries to represent those countries, but given I am likely to get many from Europe and none from Africa or S.A., that won't work. It'll be based on swatch size, really.

I'm very excited about this project and can't wait to see what fabrics I receive! :D


I'm listing them by card # because I can easily look those up in PX archives.

From CA-750874:
Cotton(?) shirting with gold/tan floral


From DE-6433536:
White cotton with blue fleur de lis


From DE-6489392:
Maroon synthetic, leaf pattern?


From DE-6526303:
Pastels/scarf type print


From DE-6628370:
Stretchy "leggings" type fabric, black with floral


From RU-6072953:
A lovely traditional Russian pattern!


To US-5029344:
This was a card sent from me to the recipient in France, and he was nice enough to send me fabrics afterward :) A big piece each of French Jacquard and English billiard cloth!


From AT-363410
A blue plaid weave (I may have scanned the wrong side, oops):


From CZ-1292986
A swatch of new truck/bus seat upholstery fabric. Nifty!


From LV-281040
Some woven ribbon in red and white. Beautiful! Will be challenging to use this in the world map, but I have a plan :)


From RU-6134351
There's a little stretch in this so I'll have to be careful how to cut it, but it's a lovely color.


From FI-3147719
Isn't this pretty! I need to cut carefully to get that floral into a country shape :)


From IT-435753
This story came with it:
"I love so much your project! I send you a piece of a scarf, isn't beautiful or expensive, but is a piece of my grandmother Luigia. She dead in 2013 but I loved her so much and I want she lives a little in your amazing project!"
This gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes. I'm so honored to be given this piece.


From AT-371354
This is described as a tea towel "which is hand-woven and very, very old".


From FI-3167959
I'll have to use this one for a country big enough for the whole cow!


From RU-6274690 (who made a very nice handmade card, uploaded at that link)
Two pieces: a swatch of plaid (held in place with washi tape in the card mailed to me) and some braid. An excerpt of the letter:
"...in a house that was on the top of a hill in the forest where my place is... now I come there when I'm sad. I found the scrap of cloth in the same place. The braid was my grandmother's. This tape is more than 40 years old."


From postcrosser Wiese as part of a congratulations and thanks for hosting the Alphabet Bingo, I got these two pieces, and this note, which I translated into English:
I think your world map quilt is really great and therefore I would like to send you material for it. Some years ago I sewed linen from the orange and from the blue my mother sewed clothes for me and my sister for the wedding of her brother (my uncle).
Also, I've been looking for the two (and a few others) for a handcrafted project. Namely, I want to sew a postcard (US-4858299), which I got, after sewing. On it is the image of a stuffed elephant in a colorful hot air balloon. So far I have only come to choose fabrics.
Let's see who quickly gets out of both!




From DE-7076850:
"[This fabric is] not only German but from Lower Saxony (in the north of Germany, my home."


From FI-3213414:
I love this moose fabric! It's so cute! :D


From RU-6376068:
The sender is a veterinarian in Moscow and sent a big piece with images relating to her profession. :)


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