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Thread: Making a quilt from old ties

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    Could anyone give me some pointers. I have a bunch of old mens ties that I have washed and I'm ready to make a quilt or SOMETHING. Anyone have any ideas.

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    Great patterns. Thanks.

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    Everyone is welcome! I love to surf for patterns for all of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ann clare
    Great patterns. Thanks.

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    thanks!

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    I have a whole box of them, plan on making clothing too and managed to get hold of a book (or 2), the title/s of which elude me at the moment as does the location. Would love to see your progress. Cheers, cb

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    Thanks for the sights. I went to quilbug.com and already have some great ideas. It's a great sight. Will check on the others.I will keep you updated. I'm going to head to Jo Anns fabric on the 16th when they have the interfacing on for 1/2 price so I can back them if I decide to do that. I love the crazy patch idea but who knows what I will decide on. Several ideas maybe.

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    have fun and will look forward to seeing what projects you make

    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrazygram
    Thanks for the sights. I went to quilbug.com and already have some great ideas. It's a great sight. Will check on the others.I will keep you updated. I'm going to head to Jo Anns fabric on the 16th when they have the interfacing on for 1/2 price so I can back them if I decide to do that. I love the crazy patch idea but who knows what I will decide on. Several ideas maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrazygram
    Could anyone give me some pointers. I have a bunch of old mens ties that I have washed and I'm ready to make a quilt or SOMETHING. Anyone have any ideas.
    Is there a difference in "Old mens ties" and "Mens Old Ties"??? I couldn't resist!!!

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    Point taken. Gave me a chuckle!!!!!!!!
    Some came from the early 70's and worn by a young man in his 20's to my dad who was 89 and was worn this past year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrazygram
    Point taken. Gave me a chuckle!!!!!!!!
    Some came from the early 70's and worn by a young man in his 20's to my dad who was 89 and was worn this past year.
    I just had to rib you about it. Just kidding of Course. I did start a tie quilt a long time ago. I guess I didn't finish it as I had forgotten all about it.

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    There is a book named "Memory Quilts in the Making". In the book there is a pattern for an unusual bow tie using mens ties. Most traditional bow ties are pieced flat. This pattern has a raised bow in the middle. It has to do with the way you sew the pcs together.

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    I've seen cute vests made with old ties too!

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    There are a lot of necktie quilts out there, and each has its own special qualities. Look around a bit, and one will catch your attention. Have fun

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    I really will have to look around like you mentioned. After looking at my ties and the weight, will really have to think long and hard before I start one.

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