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Thread: Quilts using men's Ties

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    I thought I would share aa few quilts I did for a friend using his fathers neck ties. Apparently he wore them all the time and he had plenty! There were one of the few things my friend kept upon his death. I ended up creating three different quilts.

    The first on was for him and his wife. I actually used the entire tie as it was. I was going for the fan pattern. I do the quilting at my local quilt shop using their long arm.

    This was the third quilt I did for his daughter. I did a crazy quilt pattern using up all the left over bits and pieces from all the ties. You can see on the sides I use the small ends and large ends of the points.
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    This was the second quilt I did for and it was for his brother who was a single guy. So I really wanted something that looked more manly than most quilts!
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    You can see I just cut strips in different widths from the ties. I was really pleased with this one.
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    Wow! those are beautiful. I am supposing to be making one for my sister using here decease husband ties. My nephew have not decided if he wants to just keep them.

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    beautiful quilts!!

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    Very nice!

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    Great job on all of them! I really love the crazy one!

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    Beautiful quilts!

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    Very pretty quilts! I've always wondered about using mens ties in my quilts but haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Very cool...love the crazy pattern and the last one is very masculine. Thanks for sharing these with us, helps us all get inspired.

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    Great way to recycle. Love all your quilts.

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    Those are outstanding. My mother did 1 that radiated out from the centerlike a large dresden plate. She used the wide tips as a border. They were My dad's. My DH's dad's and some of my Dh's. We have 3 sons and she gave it to the oldest one. I really liked the one you did that looks like Chineese coins.

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    Beautiful !!! :thumbup:

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    They all look great!
    Nice job!

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    Beautiful, all of them. And you have such a variety.

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    Beautiful, all of them. And you have such a variety.

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    Great tie quilts!

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    Those are great!!

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    Great quilts - that is something I have never done... is use ties

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    these are great ! do you use single thickness or keep them as is to quilt with the ties. love these ideas and your choice of color arrangements !

    Ell

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    Very nice, did you take out the iterfacing and open the backs?

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    beautiful quilts they are all very nice great job

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    They are all beautiful. But the crazy quilt really caught my eye! It is amazing, and the way you did the border with the ties is awesome. You are very talented!

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    Amazing..way to recycle! And they are sooo beautiful!

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    that is beautiful. i have collected alot of old ties thinking i will make a quilt sometime. i have made alot of christmas tree skirts with the ones i have. one of mine is at church now and everyone loves that christmas tree skirt but so much work went into it.

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    You are very creative! Really beautiful! How did you prepare the ties? Did you clean them, before working with them? If so how?

    We all have a bunch of ties from our family members and now you have given us something to think about here!!
    So thanks for sharing!!!!
    :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Sue

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    Beautiful

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