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Thread: reusing lining in men's ties

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    reusing lining in men's ties

    I am in the process of taking men's ties apart for different projects. I hate throwing away anything that I can re-purpose. Any one have any ideas on re using the lining in the ties? any ideas would be helpful.

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    Dog bed filling and stuffed animal filling? I know when I used ties, the linings were often a linen type fabric with a loose weave. Their irregular shape would make it difficult to square up.

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    Same as I would do. Add to fabric "itty bitties" and you have stuffing.
    Quote Originally Posted by toverly View Post
    Dog bed filling and stuffed animal filling? I know when I used ties, the linings were often a linen type fabric with a loose weave. Their irregular shape would make it difficult to square up.

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    I save all of my scraps that are too small to make anything with as stuffing for pillows, dog beds or animal filling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by betty32084 View Post
    I am in the process of taking men's ties apart for different projects. I hate throwing away anything that I can re-purpose. Any one have any ideas on re using the lining in the ties? any ideas would be helpful.
    I use lots of "trash fabric" as foundation for blocks or strips, but I doubt if the tie lining would be suitable for even that. I guess the cat pillow idea is the best one. I've made quite a few pillows with fabric scraps inside, and found them to be really comfortable on the outdoor chairs and in the car. I've kept a few for myself.
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    You can use them for foundation blocks. All you have to do is zigzag them together & then cut your foundation blocks the size you want them. As you lay them out, lay the large end down first & lay a small end next to it & zigzag together. Continue this till you get them all sewed together & then cut your desired size of squares.

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