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Hundreds of old neckties... Are they any good for small quilts? for men?

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by , 03-16-2014 at 06:39 PM (268 Views)
These ties are amazing! Made of silk, wool, acetate, cotton, polyester, even knits.. These might be useful for quilts, right? A friend makes quilts for the homeless, so I'll ask her if she wants them after they're washed.. The grubbiest ones will be tossed into File 13...

A few have famous names on them, but I don't expect they're worth anything now..

Suggestions?

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  1. 2ndhouse's Avatar
    I love neckties. I made a skirt for our 7 year old grandaughter. As she grows, I have cut it apart and added a necktie. These ties are from my Father in Law.
    I take the short end of the tie (cut off a few inches of the wide part) and fold and wrap the tie around to make a flower pin. Put a pin back on and you are set with a nice accent or gift. Then I take the wide part and cut off 4" or so. Then make this the arms, add a wooden head and hair, and you have an angel to hang up.
    I am obsessed with ties. I go to the thrift shops and buy them all!!!
  2. owlvamp's Avatar
    I want to make a turkey quilt from them and a different quilt. Would love to have some if friend doesn't want them. Just PM to let me know. Thanks

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