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Thread: I finally finished the quilt made of ties for my friend

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    I finally finished the quilt made of ties for my friend

    I posted about making this quilt over a year ago. It is made from the ties my friend's late husband wore to work. He was a grade school principal. I had no idea what I was doing, but all the links and ideas from the board helped me through this. I think I have attached the photo, let's see!
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    Very nice.

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    Wow! Very pretty!

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    You did a wonderful job. She will cherish it.

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    Great tie quilt!

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    you did a terrific job
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    Your quilt looks very nice. Ties can be a pain to sew with, they are so slippery.
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    Very nice! How large is it? A friend talked to me about making a quilt from her deceased husband's ties, but she only has 12-14. I wondered if I could cut them in half and use both ends in a Dresden design.

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    You did a beautiful job!

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    Amazing! You did some job.

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    great job its veryt pretty!!!!!
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    This one is about 45 by 45 finished size. You need twenty points. If you take the ties apart you can get two points from each one. I used a dresden ruler and extended it to get the size. I wish I had used iron on stabilzer before I cut them, it would have made the finished plate easier to quilt.
    Phyllis Driggs

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    Very, very nice. She will love it and I am sure it will become a family heirloom.
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    Lovely, great job and thank you for sharing, what a treasure
    Have a Blessed night
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    I regret not keeping all of my dad's ties when he passed away. He wore one every day for over 50 yrs. He had a BIG collection. But at his funeral each of the pal bearers wore one of his ties. It was very sweet and touching. My husband wore my favorite of my dad's that looks like a stained glass window. So at least I have THAT one.
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    That is amazingly beautiful
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    Beautifully done!
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    Very nice quilt and so kind of you!

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    Love it, great job.

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    Wonderful job!!!!!!

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    That's very clever and so kind of you. Lovely quilt.

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    Love all the different ties. I need to raid my husbands ties. He would think I was crazy.LOL
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    it turned out very nice

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    This is very cool looking!
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    You did a beautiful job!
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