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Old 03-07-2007, 02:07 AM
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PatriceJ
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you can use neckties in quilts the same way you would any other fabric. there aren't any specific patterns that i know of. you'll want patterns that call for fairly small patches. patterns intended for using up fabric scraps are ideal. depending on how sturdy the tie fabric is, you might need to fuse it to another fabric or innerfacing for stability. using an overcast stitch along the edges would be a good idea to prevent fraying if you plan to wash the quilt.

you could also sew the ties together to make bigger pieces of fabric that you could then cut into patches. or for strip/string pieced quilts.

here's a web site i love to check when i want "scrappy" inspiration

http://www.quiltville.com/ (cruise down the left side of the page to find a very nice selection of patters. ALL FREE.)

sew them together at the narrow ends to make fans, then applique them to background blocks.

the sky is the limit.
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