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Thread: Men's ties

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    Looking for ideas for a tie quilt. Been collecting and now is time to do something with them. ALSO, any ideas of what to use the tie interfaceing for? Just picked up about 2 doz very nice good quality men's dress shirts. What's the best way to go about cutting these up for the most use.

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    Welcome, waving from Indiana, USA

    I am fixing supper, but saw your post and did a search for you, enjoy

    lots of links

    http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...mens+tie+quilt

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    Go to the top of the page to Search & type in mens ties. There's been several members that have made quilts with them & posted the pics. Also some links for the patterns are available there. Have fun & keep us posted as to how you make your quilt!

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    have not made any quilts from mens ties, but the members of my guild made totes from them, they were fast and fun, turned out nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gama Kathy
    Looking for ideas for a tie quilt. Been collecting and now is time to do something with them. ALSO, any ideas of what to use the tie interfaceing for? Just picked up about 2 doz very nice good quality men's dress shirts. What's the best way to go about cutting these up for the most use.
    there are a couple of quilting with ties books; the one I have is Shirley Botsford's Daddy's Ties, 1994.
    You can get it from Amazon new for $11.53 +s/h
    or used (also thru Amazon's site) for $6.99 + $4 s/h
    http://www.amazon.com

    I often buy used books through them; have yet to be ripped off; always good quality and service

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    Go to the top of the page to Search & type in mens ties. There's been several members that have made quilts with them & posted the pics. Also some links for the patterns are available there. Have fun & keep us posted as to how you make your quilt!
    Some of our members have made beautiful quilts from ties.

    Check it out. :thumbup:

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    i suggest Shirly Botsford book as she deals with taking apart, washing, preparing the fabric etc etc etc.
    sewing, suggested patterns etc etc etc. Good basic text.

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    There is also an interesting quilt quilt in the Shelburn Museum (Burlington Vt) made of men's ties. There is a pattern but will have to search for it. Perhaps the picture may be on line. The pattern is very easy of small rectangles of flying geese and sashing.

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    Thanks so much for taking the time to help me. Will be researching your suggestions.

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