Elizabeth Hartman Tokyo Subway Map Quilt - Downloadable Pattern

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The Tokyo Subway Map quilt-along was so popular that I wrote this expanded version to give quilters the option of making the quilt in different sizes, with different combinations of fabric. This is a 20-page pdf quilt pattern that includes complete instructions for making a two-sided quilt in four sizes, as follows:

40" x 40" wall quilt 


60" x 60" lap quilt 


80" x 80" full bed quilt 


90" x 90" queen bed quilt

Inspired by colorful maps of the Tokyo Subway System, this quilt is based on a grid of 1,600 squares divided into 25 unique blocks that come together to make a stylized transit “map”. This is an excellent scrap-busting project and a perfect way to incorporate all of your favorite fabrics into a single quilt!

The pattern design is the same for each of the four quilt sizes, with the squares in the grid simply sized up or down to fit the quilt.

The subway “lines” and “stops” and the blocks on the quilt back are made from 12 different groups of colorful fabric print and solid fabric scraps including red, orange, yellow, light green, dark green, green-blue, light blue, dark blue, violet, pink, gray, and black.

The pattern includes two complete sets of block assembly diagrams, so you can choose the version that best fits your fabric stash.

The SUPER SCRAPPY VERSION is ideal for quilters with a large stash of scraps who want to use many different fabrics and have some flexibility in laying them out. The block assembly diagrams for the Super Scrappy Version show the path of each subway “line,” but the individual fabric squares within each line can be arranged according to the quilter’s preference.

The FIVE FABRIC VERSION uses larger scraps of 5 different fabrics for each color group. The 5 fabrics can be all prints, all solids, or some combination thereof. This version is ideal for quilters who want to use larger pieces of fewer fabrics and for quilters who prefer more specific placement guides. The block assembly diagrams for the Five Fabric Version include specific placements for each fabric.




Sewing pattern delivered via electronic download.
Format: PDF File - Available for Instant Download.
Pages: 20
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