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Thread: Neckties quilt wall hanging

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    Neckties quilt wall hanging

    This is my first post, as I am a new member.
    I have begun something new to me, quilting with neckties. My husband passed away last year and recently I decided to try making something with his neckties that I could look at every day. He did not have very many ties, so I found a source for more so I would have enough.
    I plan to make blocks like a string quilt, and use muslin for the backing of the blocks. I have taken apart the ties and removed all the stuff from inside, now ready to start applying strips onto the muslin squares. Finished size of the blocks will be 6 and I will make a wall hanging 4 blocks wide and 5 vertical. The space I plan to use for hanging would not accommodate a larger one.
    My question is, should I use starch to help strengthen the bias cut ties before cutting? Or should I fuse an interfacing on them? All ties are cut on the bias. Maybe one of you quilters have done this and know how to advise me. Thank you.

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    This question was posted a few days ago too. I didn't add anything because I hadn't made one. But I do machine embroidery, and I use a lot of stabilizers. The more I thought about it, I would starch heavily. Since you are using the muslin as a foundation I don't think you would need more stability..
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    I recommend you buy the book "Daddy's Ties" by Shirley Botsford from Amazon. It has a lot of nice things you can make with your husbands ties. I only wish I knew about this book when my Dad passed away years ago. I own the book now and it has nice things to make tastefully done. I am sorry for the loss of your husband.
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    When I use ties, I apply Pellon SF101 before I cut. You can get it at Joann's or Hancock Fabrics by the yard
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    Here is a cute wall hanging that only uses 5 ties:

    http://mckennalinn.com/all-tied-up.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyangel View Post
    Here is a cute wall hanging that only uses 5 ties:

    http://mckennalinn.com/all-tied-up.html
    what a cute wallhanging... and the favorite ties to not get lost in a sea of different ties.
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    I use ties to create handbags. They see a lot of wear & tear. I find a medium weight interfacing gives the fabric nice stability and stops the distortion. Here are a few pics - http://createquiltsew.wordpress.com/...ross-over-bag/ and http://createquiltsew.wordpress.com/...9/another-bag/

    Don't forget about re-using the tie's cloth labels in your design. I find some of the labels beautiful!

    Would love to see pics of your finished project.

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    I also forgot to say - what a great memory to use your hubby's ties!

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