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the $11 world traveler - updated Dec 2012 fabric by weavingmajor on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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By kelly (weavingmajor)

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Description:

See the world for just $11 and a sewing machine! Make your own 6" globe with a fat quarter. Includes two 3" juggling or hacky sack sized globes (one of which is also available by itself on a swatch.)

**I don't recommend the Poplin for globes, as the Poplin is very stiff and unstretchy - my experience is that the globes turn out wrinkly. Kona is my first choice, though the knits and the sateen work as well.**

Buying one yard allows you to see the world larger (12") and also has pieces to make a total of three 6" globes and a total of four 3" juggling globes.

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other size globes are available here.

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This globe is based on Cahill's 1919 butterfly globe, but with current political boundaries. (updated Mar 2012, see comments for details.) The map is hand-drawn and not accurate for navigation; apologies if your favorite orthographic bump or divot has been omitted or is obscured by a territorial label.

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gma11

gma11 says: Enter into Earthday2017 Best stuffed globe we have ever owned. Made by weavingmajor herself as gift to parents!

gma11 uploaded a fabric image for weavingmajor's design the $11 world traveler - updated Dec 2012 :

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Posted 5 months ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: thank you, Ana! My kids mostly use their globe for a soccer ball, I fear... but I'm hoping that there's a little bit of learning going on! ;o)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

analinea

analinea says: Good idea for playing/learning with my daughter in some years... Now she has enough with the Quiet Book I designed for her. :)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: thanks, Lucy!

Posted over 4 years ago.

lucybar...

lucybaribeau says: Fabulous !

Posted over 4 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: updated Dec 2012 with white seam allowances rather than blue - this will work on the more transparent Kona and Basic cottons without seams showing through.

Posted over 4 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: @whimz - amen! I have a friend who teaches montessori and I got to observe her classroom once; I fell in love with their methodology. If we had a school near us (the nearest is three hours away) I would be doing all I could to put my kids into it, despite the fact that it would be about twice our yearly salary to enroll our four kids!) I homeschool, but I'm not nearly as organized or calm or collected as the school!! <P> C'est, thank you!

Posted over 5 years ago.

cest_la...

cest_la_viv says: very cool ~ Bravo!

Posted over 5 years ago.

whimzwh...

whimzwhirled says: What a nice gift idea for children. Love it. Used to be pretty good at hacky sack back in the college days. I noticed the Montessori tag and I also taught Montessori in the mid 80's. I swear by the teaching methods of Montessori. It gives children such a learning advantage even if they later end up in public schools. I originally got into teaching so that I could earn money while having my daughter with me while I went to night school. After winning a full scholarship I had to attend classes full time and put my daughter in public school. She was so far beyond her class mates but that was back when they still allowed children who could to advance at their own pace rather than hold them back with "no child left behind." She was able to leave her normal class a few days a week and learn foreign language and world culture studies to hold her interest. On the days she was in regular class she was allowed to work in the office and library helping other children. The ideas are so simple yet so effective. They really instill a confidence in learning that the public system lacks. As a single mom I couldn't have afforded her that opportunity with out working there and getting a discount tuition for her. It was one of the best decisions I made for her though.

Posted over 5 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: thank you so much, pollyintactly! I know what you mean about the random junk and these were my Christmas gifts too one year. <P>Magnets inside the globe and magnetic attachables - that is a terrific idea! Now you've got me thinking of a few more globes I just might need to make! ;o)

Posted over 5 years ago.

pollyin...

pollyintactly says: I am so excited! I was in search of a globe and landed upon this site. I purchased the fabric and I am thrilled to be able to make something with love then just buy a hard plastic ball. To make it more functional, with the 6" sides, I will sew magnets on the inside of the continents. This will allow us to attach animals to the respective continents. Using aleene's repositionable tack it over and over glue to attach the animal to its temporary magnet. This way, I can use the same magnet over and over (apply the tack it over and over glue to the magnet). Love love love! I think this will be our christmas gifts this year. Thanks for the ideas. I hate giving random junk! http://childdrivenlearning.wordpress.com/

Posted over 5 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: As of March 18, 2012, with many thanks to geography teacher <a href= "http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/fernygirl">Fernygirl</a>, Tasmania is now colored green to reflect the fact that it is an Australian territory, and Brazil is now spelled the correct English way rather than my romantic preference for the Portuguese 'Brasil'.

Posted over 5 years ago.

amkobrick

amkobrick says: thanks for such a quick response! I'm making this as a gift, so i want it to look nice but sturdy. I haven't ordered before, but i do have that sampler pack somewhere, so i'll dig it up and take another look. thanks again!

Posted almost 6 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: thanks so much Angela! If I had my choice for pillows I'd do it on the cotton sateen - it's nice and thick and sturdy, and has a lovely soft shine to it. But I made my own globes from the regular quilting cotton because of my limited budget, and they worked great that way too, even after a year of the kids tossing them around. Have you gotten the $1 <a href="http://www.spoonflower.com/help#help12">sampler packet</a> of fabrics? If you're undecided that might help!

Posted almost 6 years ago.

amkobrick

amkobrick says: This is so cool! Which fabric choice is best for making globe pillows? :)

Posted almost 6 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: As of Aug 12, 2011, this globe fabric now includes South Sudan. <p>I'll update the 9" globes when I get the chance - just wanted to get the swatch juggler (and all the other globes here) ready for Free Swatch day! Oh, and thanks so much Stephanie for fixing all my broken photo links!!

Posted about 6 years ago.

stephanie

stephanie says:

stephanie uploaded a project image link for weavingmajor's design the $11 world traveler - updated Dec 2012 :

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Posted about 6 years ago.

stephanie

stephanie says:

stephanie uploaded a project image link for weavingmajor's design the $11 world traveler - updated Dec 2012 :

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Posted about 6 years ago.

stephanie

stephanie says:

stephanie uploaded a project image link for weavingmajor's design the $11 world traveler - updated Dec 2012 :

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Posted about 6 years ago.

stephanie

stephanie says:

stephanie uploaded a project image link for weavingmajor's design the $11 world traveler - updated Dec 2012 :

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Posted about 6 years ago.

stephanie

stephanie says:

stephanie uploaded a project image link for weavingmajor's design the $11 world traveler - updated Dec 2012 :

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Posted about 6 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: thank you!

Posted over 6 years ago.

gsonge

gsonge says: I LOVE THIS!!..such a great idea!

Posted over 6 years ago.

shiny

shiny says: I wondered why this one wasn't entered for maps, but now I remember it had already entered Christmas ornaments.

Posted over 6 years ago.

pattysl...

pattysloniger says: yes, yes, I agree! So glad your awesome kit was mentioned on the blog, and so glad the blog is becoming more active!

Posted almost 7 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: This is a brilliant kit idea and well deserved it's mention on the blog.

Posted almost 7 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: aww, thanks everyone! I'm still tickled by Spoonflower's mention - now I'm really glad I went to all that work to draw the earth!! Cean, I still think Cahill's original and <a href="http://www.genekeyes.com/Cahill%27s-Largest/Cahill%27s-largest-map.html">huge</a> globe maps are the tops above mine, though sadly out of date, but thanks so much for the compliment, I'm blushing!<p>And I'm tickled too that the kit-top-ten looks to be the start of a series of top ten lists, so everyone gets their day in the sun! Excellent!

Posted almost 7 years ago.

lulakiti

lulakiti says: Congrats on having the #1 kit, Kelly! Way to go!!! :)

Posted almost 7 years ago.

uzumakijo

uzumakijo says: hey kelly, fantastic to see your globes get a well deserved mention on the blog....i really love them and think it's fab they've been brought to the forefront of attention! i also hope you get loadsa sales...oh yeah!

Posted almost 7 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Fab to see this on the blog! Sooo cool!

Posted almost 7 years ago.

ceanirm...

ceanirminger says: Congrats on your recent blog posting of this amazingly designed globe! It's the second best designed earth I've seen, the first being Earth proper. Hope this gets sales rolling in for the holidays!

Posted almost 7 years ago.

victori...

victorialasher says: Congratulations!

Posted almost 7 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: oh my goodness! thanks everyone! what a fun surprise it was to see this on Spoonflower's blog today, along with so many other fun-looking kits! Lots of creativity out there! (BTW the kits weren't in any particular order, so I was just lucky being first - and of course thrilled!)

Posted almost 7 years ago.

kukubee

kukubee says: #1 Kit, YEAH!!! Congrats, Kelly. :D

Posted almost 7 years ago.

shiny

shiny says: Mrs #1 kit! Congratulations Kelly, very well deserved! It really is the best kit available!

Posted almost 7 years ago.

francine

francine says: Congrats on taking the number one spot on Spoonflowers' top fabric kit designs Kelly!! :D

Posted almost 7 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: aww, how fun! thanks for letting me know, flamehair! it's so exciting and strange and fun to have "my" globes (and my handwriting!) travel to places I've never been! I'm glad you can enjoy them too!

Posted almost 7 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: they look great, Sara! thanks for posting them! (it's a relief to me to see how good they look loosely stuffed, I'd been afraid to try that, but they look fun!) <p>And thanks so much ChronicallyUncool and BadPenny! I'm thrilled to have geek points, the more the better ;o) and I'm glad you like the globes!

Posted almost 7 years ago.

bad_penny

bad_penny says: These are really cute. Good idea.

Posted almost 7 years ago.

chronic...

chronicallyuncool says: Awesome! I make maps on my computer every day...never thought about making a globe on my sewing machine! Bonus geekery points for referencing Cahill!

Posted almost 7 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: thanks Victoria! a friend emailed me the link this morning - I'm still blushing! what an honor, and a cool shout-out for Spoonflower too, the "you-upload-it-we-print-it service"! ;o)

Posted almost 7 years ago.

victori...

victorialasher says: Did you see this?http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/10/fabric_globes_with_spoonflower.html?ref=nf

Posted almost 7 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: thank you, tamarack and majo! it was so much fun to make, I'm glad you like it too!

Posted about 7 years ago.

majobv

majobv says: very cool! great project, and great print!

Posted about 7 years ago.

tamarack

tamarack says: So cute!! I think I will have to make these for my nieces and nephews sometime soon...

Posted about 7 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: Thanks Francine! <p> New and improved version has smoothed curves on the triangles, fixed Iceland etc. to not be caught in the seams during assembly, and I added letters to the seam allowance to make assembly even easier. <p> Hey Patty, my uploaded pictures just disappeared too - I think when I uploaded a new version of my design? Well, the links still work, but the photos just show as question marks. Sigh.

Posted about 7 years ago.

francine

francine says: These are fantastic!

Posted about 7 years ago.

evenspor

evenspor says: Can't wait to see the finished globe.

Posted about 7 years ago.

babysis...

babysisterrae says: congrats kelly!

Posted about 7 years ago.

uzumakijo

uzumakijo says: well done getting into the top ten kelly, i'm so pleased for you - it was so well deserved - i love this design (i personally would have placed it even higher but there you go!) congrats.

Posted about 7 years ago.

lulakiti

lulakiti says: Congrats on making top 10! That is awesome!

Posted about 7 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: goodness, thanks again all! I'm so thrilled to be in the top ten! <p>Victoria - I love your bead idea! I was thinking shrinky-dink pins, but worried about kids poking themselves - the beads are a great idea! <p>--<p> the fabric is currently ordered, and should be available to purchase around Aug 1. if that isn't soon enough for you, go look at Evenspor's globe fabric - she made one several months ago, unknown to me until midway through the contest! <p> http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/181163 <p> What makes mine cool is having names for the countries, and hacky-sack sizes, but what makes hers cool is that it's the right size to assemble around an exercise globe - so you end up with a globe you can bounce on, isn't that FUN?

Posted about 7 years ago.

mandollyn

mandollyn says: Yahoo! Top 10! I'm so proud of you!

Posted about 7 years ago.

evenspor

evenspor says: Top 10! Way to go!

Posted about 7 years ago.

victori...

victorialasher says: I can see giving one of these to a child and then sewing, or having them sew, a bead on each place they visit. Or maybe with the 12" size you could even pin little souvenir pins on the spots.

Posted about 7 years ago.

jane_la...

jane_lafazio says: I love it too! great idea! I hope I can order a yard of the fabric.

Posted about 7 years ago.

pattysl...

pattysloniger says: All that hard work paid off, your entry is fabulous!

Posted about 7 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: wow, thanks everyone! rachel - what a cool idea to use them for fairy light covers! now you've got me thinking... hmm... coin purse? small duffel? I wish I was a better seamstress! decobot - thanks! I just wish I could have arranged them all properly as butterflies! They looked better that way, but I couldn't do my swatch - fat quarter - yard options then. inscribed here and uzumajiko - thanks so much - I was almost giddy when I realized I could do the different sized fabrics together! victorialasher - I believe it was you who put the 'wider fabrics' idea into my head from one of your apron-contest comments - thanks!

Posted about 7 years ago.

sarahb

sarahb says: What a fun idea! Great work!

Posted about 7 years ago.

victori...

victorialasher says: Wow! I am so impressed by this I'm practically speechless. you even took into account wider fabric choices. What happened to your link to the paper model?

Posted about 7 years ago.

lulakiti

lulakiti says: Wow! What a lot of work! And very cool indeed!

Posted about 7 years ago.

mayabella

mayabella says: Very cool!

Posted about 7 years ago.

babysis...

babysisterrae says: so wonderfull....i adore maps, and these have so many uses. I could even see them as covers to fairy lights. really clever.

Posted about 7 years ago.

inscrib...

inscribed_here says: How original and clever. I love it. I'm particularly taken with how you make a both a fat quarter and a yard work as a stand alone kit without any re-sizing necessary.

Posted about 7 years ago.

helenkl...

helenklebesadel says: I love this!

Posted about 7 years ago.

weaving...

weavingmajor says: thanks everyone! it was great fun to do. Makes me want to take up juggling again myself!

Posted about 7 years ago.

jillian...

jillianmorris says: Lots of fun possibilities here! They really do look like butterflies in the yard view. Great job!

Posted about 7 years ago.

vo_aka_...

vo_aka_virginiao says: Fabuloso! Wow, am amazed at your ability (and patience).

Posted about 7 years ago.

sammyk

sammyk says: Well done, Kelly! Jugglers and hacky sack players, celebrate!

Posted about 7 years ago.

uzumakijo

uzumakijo says: hi kelly, i'm just absolutely astounded by your amazing design, fab idea, beautifully done and brilliantly set out in the varying sizes! should be a winner in my book!! massive amounts of good luck to you!

Posted about 7 years ago.