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Thread: Necktie Quilt

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    Here's a quilt I recently made for a client using her late father's neckties. I've made several necktie quilts, but this is the first with this design.
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    Beautifully Done!!! I love that pattern, it really shows off the pretty ties :D:D:D

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    Very nice. I like the design. :thumbup:

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    Wow this quilt is stunning!

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    Beautiful!

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    Thank you Mabel!

    I have been collecting silk ties from garage sales and thrift stores for months now. That is an awesome pattern and it looks great!

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    Wow! Where did you get the lighter colors? Are they from the linings? This is very pretty! How did you handle the slippery fabrics, what seam allowance did you use?

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    Beautiful. I've never seen one done quite like that and it really give it a great design along with the memories.

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    Mable, you have done such a very good job blending all the different shades of the ties. When I first looked at it I thought all his ties were almost alike. Then I look at the closeup of the 2nd photo and see they are 'not' all similar. I see the beautiful blend of shades is your work of art. I know I will never get to that level of skill but I will be able to enjoy the beauty through others' creations. This is stunning. Very very beautiful.

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    The light colors are about 1/2 light colored ties and 1/2 khaki broadcloth.

    I cut 5 inch squares of lightweight fusible interfacing, put a piece of light & dark fabric right sides together & sewed them directly to the sticky side of the interfacing from corner to corner. The seam allowance is anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2, it doesn't matter. Then press the fabrics to the interfacing & trim with a 4 1/2 inch square ruler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsb38327
    Mable, you have done such a very good job blending all the different shades of the ties. When I first looked at it I thought all his ties were almost alike. Then I look at the closeup of the 2nd photo and see they are 'not' all similar. I see the beautiful blend of shades is your work of art. I know I will never get to that level of skill but I will be able to enjoy the beauty through others' creations. This is stunning. Very very beautiful.
    Ditto!

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    Very nice!!

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    Awesome Work!

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    That is stunning! Great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle
    The light colors are about 1/2 light colored ties and 1/2 khaki broadcloth.

    I cut 5 inch squares of lightweight fusible interfacing, put a piece of light & dark fabric right sides together & sewed them directly to the sticky side of the interfacing from corner to corner. The seam allowance is anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2, it doesn't matter. Then press the fabrics to the interfacing & trim with a 4 1/2 inch square ruler.
    What a great tip!!! thanks

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    who would of thought you could take ties and tie them into such a beautiful piece of art !!
    great job...

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    I have a question How do you wash a neck tie quilt. I have worked with neck ties before and they bleed.

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    Really nice :thumbup:

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    Aw, its really nice!

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    Aw, its really nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle
    The light colors are about 1/2 light colored ties and 1/2 khaki broadcloth.

    I cut 5 inch squares of lightweight fusible interfacing, put a piece of light & dark fabric right sides together & sewed them directly to the sticky side of the interfacing from corner to corner. The seam allowance is anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2, it doesn't matter. Then press the fabrics to the interfacing & trim with a 4 1/2 inch square ruler.
    Not fully understanding this - can you post pictures? What size is the fabric?

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    awesome!

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    I'm with quilting here. LOVE the quilt, but not really sure how you did it.

    Can you post a few step by step pics? :)

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    That is so cool. I have never seen one made that way but I love it. Great job.

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