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Thread: Quilts using men's Ties

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    I thought I would share aa few quilts I did for a friend using his fathers neck ties. Apparently he wore them all the time and he had plenty! There were one of the few things my friend kept upon his death. I ended up creating three different quilts.

    The first on was for him and his wife. I actually used the entire tie as it was. I was going for the fan pattern. I do the quilting at my local quilt shop using their long arm.

    This was the third quilt I did for his daughter. I did a crazy quilt pattern using up all the left over bits and pieces from all the ties. You can see on the sides I use the small ends and large ends of the points.
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    This was the second quilt I did for and it was for his brother who was a single guy. So I really wanted something that looked more manly than most quilts!
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    You can see I just cut strips in different widths from the ties. I was really pleased with this one.
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    Wow! those are beautiful. I am supposing to be making one for my sister using here decease husband ties. My nephew have not decided if he wants to just keep them.

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    beautiful quilts!!

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    Very nice!

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    Great job on all of them! I really love the crazy one!

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    Beautiful quilts!

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    Very pretty quilts! I've always wondered about using mens ties in my quilts but haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Very cool...love the crazy pattern and the last one is very masculine. Thanks for sharing these with us, helps us all get inspired.

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    Great way to recycle. Love all your quilts.

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    Those are outstanding. My mother did 1 that radiated out from the centerlike a large dresden plate. She used the wide tips as a border. They were My dad's. My DH's dad's and some of my Dh's. We have 3 sons and she gave it to the oldest one. I really liked the one you did that looks like Chineese coins.

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