Haptic Lab’s sew-your-own U.S. map quilt


Haptic Lab, the design studio known for creating intricately detailed “soft maps” -- quilted renderings of cities and neighborhoods -- has released a do-it-yourself quilt kit so that you can create the look yourself.

The $38 DIY kit includes a single-use template so experienced sewers can create their own 36-by-42-inch map of the United States. The kit also includes sewing instructions and a material list to bring to your local quilt shop or fabric store. Fabric, batting and thread are not included.

Haptic Lab’s finished keepsakes normally range from $145 for a baby quilt to $450 for a larger size that the company says fits full to king-size beds; custom pieces are priced as high as $1,200.


As of Wednesday morning, only 20 DIY kits were available, but Haptic Lab plans to release additional kits of select cities this fall. You can sign up for the Haptic Lab newsletter to be alerted when the kits are released.

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