Silk tie pillows

Old 03-18-2016, 11:42 AM
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I've been collecting silk ties for a long time and had some that were pretty special -- belonged to a gentleman I used to take care of-- he passed away, his wife (for 68 years) sure misses him. Her birthday is the end of the month, I used his ties to make her pillow for her birthday.

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Old 03-18-2016, 11:48 AM
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fabulous idea -- is it your own? are they just braided or sewn too?
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very nice!!!
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fabulous idea -- is it your own? are they just braided or sewn too?
My idea, for making them, just ( winged it, without knowing what I was going to do) the woven one I started with a piece of batting, then a background fabric on top of that, then I laid out ties horizontally, pinning both ends, wove the vertical ties, pinning each end. Then I took it to the machine & stitched all the way around.
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What beautiful memories of a loved one.
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Love them, especially the first woven one!!! Very creative!!!
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Great idea! Thanks for posting. Will put on my ever growing wish list.
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I think both of them are just as classy as they can be. I love both of them. You did good!
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I love how you wove the skinny ends of the ties! Great pillows!
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What a very thoughtful gift. It is beautiful.
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