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    Smile I've got them well trained.

    All the men in my family know to give me their unwanted shirts and ties- no thrift shops for them! My nephew is moving and doing the purge, bless his heart. Today he brought me 29 silk ties and 16 cotton shirts. Yea- more for my stash. I am collecting ties for a quilt, am up to about 150, another 70 or so to go! When I think of all the XL men's shirts I have given away when I could have used the fabric. Now I know better.

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    I want to do the apron out of a man's shirt that someone posted a link to. I also have a bin of ties for a future project. The bin has been sitting in my sewing room for about 3 years so far and I hope to get a Bow Tie quilt done before the 5 year mark.

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    Yup, I'd say you do have them well trained, and what a nice boost to your stash!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I want to do the apron out of a man's shirt that someone posted a link to. I also have a bin of ties for a future project. The bin has been sitting in my sewing room for about 3 years so far and I hope to get a Bow Tie quilt done before the 5 year mark.
    I started my tie stash with a clear out day at the local Thrift ... fill a bag for $2. I stuffed that bag all with ties!

    I'm thinking for some fun ... for the apron/shirt to use a tie for the "ties" instead of the shirt fabric. And/Or to make a bow tie, to attached to the neck of the shirt/apron!
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    i saw an ad on CL for ties but it was not close enough to me to make it worth the gas to go get them
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    Ha, ha. I used to drool over visitors to the office I used to work in. their shirts, ties, watches and rings.
    "From hence only infer that an Englishman, of all men, ought not to despise foreigners as such and I think the inference is just, since what they are today, we were yesterday, and tomorrow they will be like us"
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    I am the only female in my department at work and all the guys know that when they're talking to me and I get a certain glazed look that I'm fantasizing about stealing their tie and/or shirt for a quilt.

    It's become sort of a 'pet' joke... "You're thinking of ripping my clothes off again, aren't you?" "Why yes! Yes, I am!" LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewnoma View Post
    I am the only female in my department at work and all the guys know that when they're talking to me and I get a certain glazed look that I'm fantasizing about stealing their tie and/or shirt for a quilt.

    It's become sort of a 'pet' joke... "You're thinking of ripping my clothes off again, aren't you?" "Why yes! Yes, I am!" LOL
    That is "too funny"!!!!

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    Another great project for ties! I made a Dresden Plate out of my passed DH ties. It turned out so pretty & it's an heirloom from something of his... Plan to make one of each for my DS & DD...
    ~ I'm a Blessed Nanna to 2 Grandsons & 5 Granddaughters & 1 grandson in law ~
    ~ I'm a Blessed Mom to DS & DDIL, DD & DSIL ~
    ~ Mom to 1 black beauty now ~ Daisy ~
    ~ God Bless the USA ~ God Bless Our Troops ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljptexas View Post
    Another great project for ties! I made a Dresden Plate out of my passed DH ties. It turned out so pretty & it's an heirloom from something of his... Plan to make one of each for my DS & DD...
    Great idea. I'm going to remember that. TFS.

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    My DH has finally learned to give me anything he isn't going to wear anymore.

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    Love the Dresden plate idea! You are all so clever!

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    I've saved my late husbands tshirts for quilts for our twins. Thanks to whoever posted the antique handkerchief crazy quilt, now i finally have a pattern idea i love for them!

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