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    My father in law was the greatest man I ever met, except for his son that I married. He passed away about 2 years ago and I absconded with his ties with thoughts of making pillows for my husband and his two brothers out of them, I finished one for DH for Christmas. They were difficult to work with, ended up just doing a weird crazy pattern with no rhyme or reason. Anyone have any suggestions of making it easier to work with the ties?

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    Since you're always on my mind can you straighten out the mess up there?

    #2
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    What a great gift. So nice to have the special memories! I have not worked with ties, so no suggestions for you.
    Sherry

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      #3
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      I've never worked with ties before. But I have seen a quilt made with them. They were arranged like a Dresden Plate. Like this one. tie quilts - Bing Images
      Just google...tie quilts, I'm sure you can find lots of ideas.
      LIVE well, LAUGH often, LOVE much

      Hugs, Pat

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        #4
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        I LOVE your 'weird, crazy, with no rhyme or reason why' pillow.
        You GO girl!
        I really need to get off the exclamation point.
        It may give people the idea that I'm bright and cheerful all the time....

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          #5
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          How nice! What a great memory for them! Ties are cut on the bias. So I would just suggest spraying the heck out of them. I did a couple of ties an they take up so much fabric! Not the tie but the way you have to cut them. Pain in the you know what. lol

          It's beautiful
          🌺 Lorie

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            #6
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            What a great idea. No matter how it comes out, it is such a touching way to remember such a special man. Besides which, it looks distinctive, soft and and nice!

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              #7
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              Take a look at my album and see the KS quilt made from men's ties . . .
              Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
              it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

              "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                #8
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                Beautiful! I have seen a quilt done with ties in a dresden fan, but I really like your pillow better. What a wonderful keepsake.

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                  #9
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                  What a really nice keepsake to give to your husband.

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                    #10
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                    No suggestions, but I think that pillow is beautiful... I like the "crazy" look....


                    Sandy from Cincinnati


                    AKA Kermit

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                      #11
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                      I love your pillow. I have seen ties used to make Bow Tie blocks and they turned out great. These can be paper pieced, which would give you a little more control over the slippery fabric. I'm sure a Google search would turn up something terrific.
                      sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


                      Scottie Mom Barb

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                        #12
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                        Would fusible interfacing help to stabilize them? I know that helps with t-shirt quilts, so thought it might also help with ties.

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                          #13
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                          I love the pillow! Interfacing would help.
                          Thank you,

                          Ginny K

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                            #14
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                            I was going to make the same suggestion about using some heavy duty fusible interfacing, it may make them more stable, and you may need to use a lot of pins to help keep the slipping down. I love the idea, and your pillow is very nice.
                            Have a Great Day,
                            Tami
                            :icon_hi:

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                              #15
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                              It is very touching that you are doing this for your dh and his brothers. I really like the pillow you made and I am sure it brings about some wonderful memories for your family.
                              May your day be blessed. :icon_wave:

                              Shea Michelle

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