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    Default Men's quilt from ties

    I have a friend who wants to make a quilt from her husbands ties. I remember seeing something on here about a quilt made from men's ties or have I lost it?

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    Sandy Navas has one in her album someplace. I know she made one, not sure about any others.
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    Here's the one I did: http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/mem...tie-quilt.html

    This was a work in progress (slowly). From start to finish - because I kept putting it aside - it took about 18 years (honest). The 'blocks' are 20" and I hand-embroidered all the seams. It is on a fleece backing and the sashing is a weird poly-type fabric. I tied this quilt - not quilted.

    A bit of warning - some of the pieces very quickly fell apart. I think it was mostly the silk ties that weren't stable. So, if she's going to be using anything thin like the silk I'd recommend a good iron-on stabilizer before cutting the pieces.

    I probably have a couple totes full of neckties left in various pieces.

    I also stripped those toes apart and used the pieces inside in some other weird crafty projects - like the woven pieces inside a hula hoop, you know 'a silk purse from a sow's ear'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Navas View Post
    Here's the one I did: http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/mem...tie-quilt.html

    This was a work in progress (slowly). From start to finish - because I kept putting it aside - it took about 18 years (honest). The 'blocks' are 20" and I hand-embroidered all the seams. It is on a fleece backing and the sashing is a weird poly-type fabric. I tied this quilt - not quilted.

    A bit of warning - some of the pieces very quickly fell apart. I think it was mostly the silk ties that weren't stable. So, if she's going to be using anything thin like the silk I'd recommend a good iron-on stabilizer before cutting the pieces.

    I probably have a couple totes full of neckties left in various pieces.

    I also stripped those toes apart and used the pieces inside in some other weird crafty projects - like the woven pieces inside a hula hoop, you know 'a silk purse from a sow's ear'.
    Sandy, I can see all your hard work and the quilt turned out beautiful. I am going to show it to my friends dght. thanks!

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    I have seen ties put into quilts. The most memorable one was that of books on a bookshelf. Every tie was a different book. So basically it is random widths of fabric rectangles sewn together with a similar background fabric placed over a brown sash to represent the shelf. Like this
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    I saw a quilt that used mens ties to make a large dresden plate in the center of the quilt ,that was beautiful.
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    When I was much younger and (WAY MUCH) thinner, I made a skirt from men's ties. I wanted to make a woven vest with them at one time and started collecting them - then I 'grew up' a bit . . . and that went by the wayside, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deegles View Post
    I have seen ties put into quilts. The most memorable one was that of books on a bookshelf. Every tie was a different book. So basically it is random widths of fabric rectangles sewn together with a similar background fabric placed over a brown sash to represent the shelf. Like this
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    Very cool!

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ID:	99819Here's what I made with my father-in-law's ties and his son's. I started with the framed piece. Had so much left over I made the lap quilt and a couple of pillow covers. I used silk fabric for the background, borders, and binding.
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    Thanks everyone for posting your quilts, this will give my friend some great ideas.

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