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Thread: this is how I make my ties quilt

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    this is how I make my ties quilt

    First I wash my ties, than take them apart. I use muslin as foundation, here I cut them 10.5 ". I also use light iron on stabilizer, the one with glue only on one side.
    I chose red a my middle color, so, I start with a red tie making sure I have the right length before I cut it. Then I iron the tie and cut a piece of stabilizer that will fit. I iron it to the back of my tie.
    I also trim the sides of the tie making sure I have the width I want.
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    Some ties are a bit more sturdy so I don`t use stabilizer on them.
    Them come the second tie prepared the same way as the first....I trim it the size I want then pin it to my middle tie as you can see in the photo. Then sew it and iron it open. I keep going till the muslin is coverd....I usually try and keep to 7 ties and/or pieces of ties. I trim them smaller at one end and a bit wider at the other so thy hold the tie shape....when the muslin is all covered I turn it to the back and make sure it still measures 10.5" as I trim.....I also serge the edges of the blocks....hope this all makes sense, thank you.
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    Very nice - thanks for sharing!
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    here are more photos
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    some of you asked for a tutorial hope this helps
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    I have been making vest and ties out of brocade fabric for about 12 years.
    I can not find an interfacing that will stay on the back of the brocade.
    I have a heat press machine and it would not make it stay on either.
    Then I was told some fabric will not hold an interfacing no matter what.
    Most ties are made of rayon or silk, some are poly.
    I like your method no points.

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    Boy, thanks for showing us how you do this. A friend wants me to make several pillows or wall hangings out of her father's ties for members of the family. Not sure I want to do that but your photos are very helpful and clear so I will think about it.

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    Oh...like this one. Great Job with the Tute! Thank-you.

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    I have been making vest and ties out of brocade fabric for about 12 years.
    I can not find an interfacing that will stay on the back of the brocade.
    I have a heat press machine and it would not make it stay on either.
    Then I was told some fabric will not hold an interfacing no matter what.
    Most ties are made of rayon or silk, some are poly.
    I like your method no points.

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    KLO This is a little booklet that went with a wall hanging made from my deceased father in law's shirts and deceased mother in law's buttons from the button jar that all the children played with growing up. The booklet told the story of the button jar. I think ties would look beautiful this way too. Maybe not the buttons but it meant so much to all the kids to receive it. There were 4 blocks to the wall hanging.

    Quote Originally Posted by KLO View Post
    Boy, thanks for showing us how you do this. A friend wants me to make several pillows or wall hangings out of her father's ties for members of the family. Not sure I want to do that but your photos are very helpful and clear so I will think about it.
    kantuckee

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