Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 22 of 22

Thread: Necktie Quilt

  1. #1
    dungeonquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    468
    Does anyone have a pattern or just give me some ideas to use about "55" ties for a lap quilt.

  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ft. Myers, Florida
    Posts
    1,021
    How about a crazy quilt?

  3. #3
    Super Member stichinluvr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Western Kansas
    Posts
    2,116
    Dresden plates look really nice made from ties.

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    3,733
    Here's my favorite!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-22667-1.htm
    You could adjust the size for the number of ties you have I would think. Even better if you can get some more ties. 78 would be good then you could make it 13 blocks total.
    I found a lot of ties at church thrift shops for 25 cents each.

  5. #5
    Senior Member moosegirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Cleveland, TN
    Posts
    688
    I use the strip piece method on muslin foundation. This goes real fast and you can arrange the blocks in different designs. Moosegirl

    Ties
    Name:  Attachment-60938.jpe
Views: 626
Size:  81.9 KB

    Ties
    Name:  Attachment-60939.jpe
Views: 1178
Size:  79.9 KB

  6. #6
    Super Member quilterguy27's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    North Canton, Ohio
    Posts
    1,452
    Not sure who off the top of my head, but someone just posted pics of a beautiful "Fancy Fans Tie Quilt". That's a great idea. You should check out the pictures.

  7. #7
    dungeonquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    468
    Moosegirl; this quilt is "outstanding" You are one talented lady. I have already removed all seams from my ties (is that the correct way?) If I am doing this correct I will continue and see what I end up with similar to yours. Can you come back with what each of your squares measured?

  8. #8
    dungeonquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    468
    You talk of crazy???? Tell me more about how to be (do) crazy. :-) Somewhat new to quilting I believe you are telling me anything goes?

  9. #9
    Senior Member moosegirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Cleveland, TN
    Posts
    688
    Quote Originally Posted by dungeonquilts
    You talk of crazy???? Tell me more about how to be (do) crazy. :-) Somewhat new to quilting I believe you are telling me anything goes?
    I sent you a PM with instructions. But there are lots of techniques for crazy quilt blocks. I like to make two piles of large scraps and sew together - one from each pile -2zys then cut them a part and make two piles to sew - 4zys keep sewing until you have a good size piece of created fabric to cut into blocks or wearable art. There are some paper pieced patterns out to if you like that method. Moosegirl

    Crazy silk ties
    Name:  Attachment-62505.jpe
Views: 458
Size:  78.0 KB

    Crazy
    Name:  Attachment-62506.jpe
Views: 415
Size:  87.6 KB

    Crazy
    Name:  Attachment-62507.jpe
Views: 443
Size:  86.2 KB

  10. #10
    Super Member Oklahoma Suzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Home town: Rehoboth, MA Now living in OK
    Posts
    7,897
    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt
    Here's my favorite!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-22667-1.htm
    You could adjust the size for the number of ties you have I would think. Even better if you can get some more ties. 78 would be good then you could make it 13 blocks total.
    I found a lot of ties at church thrift shops for 25 cents each.
    love that quilt

  11. #11
    dungeonquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    468
    Moosegirl; thank U so much for leading me in the directions of what to do with these ties. They belong to a gentleman that I cared for about 8 years. He only has two sisters and would like to give one to this one sister for all her kind words and support while her brother was sick the last 6 months. She will be "90" this coming October and I think a lap quilt would be appropriate. May I also comment that your German Shepard you have in profile looks so much like the man I was caring for. His dog won the National Grand Championship of German Shepard.

  12. #12
    dungeonquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    468
    This tie quilt you made is just "beautiful". Very striking! Love the colors and combination :) One talented lady you are.

  13. #13
    Super Member great aunt jacqui's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    new hampshire
    Posts
    1,569
    Looking for ideas also for a necktie quilt...but do not want to cut them up but use them whole . I love the labels too.

  14. #14
    Super Member great aunt jacqui's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    new hampshire
    Posts
    1,569
    great quilts!

  15. #15
    Junior Member barbgooch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Bremerton WA
    Posts
    122
    The jacket I'm wearing in my avatar is made from men's silk ties. I did a log cabin block on a muslin base - one half the block is the ties, the other half is silk dupioni. I laid the pattern on the floor, then laid the blocks on them until I had a pattern I liked, and filled in the spaces with strips. I attached the smaller tips (label included) along the bottom. Wore it to my niece's hippie wedding last year.

  16. #16
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sturbridge, Ma
    Posts
    4,014
    Check the book Daddy's Ties by Shirley Botsford

  17. #17
    Junior Member barbgooch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Bremerton WA
    Posts
    122
    That's a great book for information on preparing the ties for sewing, as well as many ideas for using them. I have the book and used it as a reference for making the jacket.

  18. #18
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sturbridge, Ma
    Posts
    4,014
    There is also an interesting quilt in the collection of the Shelburn Museum in Vermont made of ties. It is small blocks of flying geese with two strips on both the long sides. I have been saving tie fabric (obtained from a factory making ties) to make it. Most of the fabric is thin so I need to get the book to learn how to stabilize the fabric before cutting. I believe there is also a second book about making quilts from ties. The common instruction running thru both books is that you can make almost amy quilting pattern. The preparation of the ties is the key as the fabrics stretch.

  19. #19

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    1
    Moosegirl, I am trying to make a quilt for our family from ties; we recently lost both grandpas and have their ties.

    I'm a new quilter. My plan is to make squares by appliqueing the ties to muslin to make the squares, and then to put the squares together, add the rails and etc. I'm just not sure how to get the ties from menswear to muslin. Do I cut them up? Should I apply fusible stuff before attaching to the muslin?

    Would you mind directing me?

    Thank you.

  20. #20
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    1
    This example is what I need to get me on the right track. I am open to more opportunities to learn.

  21. #21
    Super Member calla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    2,601
    Blog Entries
    7
    sheesh.................it is nice and nicer..............wow

  22. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Bushkill, Pa
    Posts
    535
    I saw one in a quilt show not too long ago. They were used to make dresden plates.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.