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Thread: Men's tie quilts

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    I've seen several beautiful quilts from men's ties in Dresden plate and fan patterns but someone in the last few weeks posted a photo of a quilt she made with ties that was nether of those patterns I didn't book mark it and can't find it now. Can someone direct me to it? I've got a large tote full of ties waiting for me to decide what to do with them. Thanks

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    I open all the ties and take out the stablizer and serge the edges and wash just like I will be washing the quilt. Or Vest or whatever I will be making them into... that way I know what ones are good for that project.... the silk ties I then use a knit fuse to them to stablize them and they work great...
    God luck they are wonderfull to worl with.
    ConnieF

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    That's it Thank you. Isn't that a beauty?
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    You don't need to serge the edges, because they're bias and won't ravel. I bought 2 huge boxes of ties from a Boys' and Girls' Club fundraiser several years ago. I dumped them in the washing machine, cold water with Era detergent. Hung on line to dry. Then I removed stitches & lining. No raveling because of the bias.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCL in FL
    That's it Thank you. Isn't that a beauty?
    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    Yup, that's why I knew exactly what you're talking about! I bookmarked it myself to use as one of my future quilts to do!

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    Hi, Connie, I am new to the Quilting Board, and am writing to ask you about Knit Fuse, a product you recommend using on silk ties to make them easier to sew. What is Knit Fuse? Is this a brand name? How can I find it? Thanks, signed, yonnikka

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