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Old 08-15-2011, 05:32 PM
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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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Old 08-15-2011, 05:41 PM
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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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Old 08-15-2011, 05:43 PM
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Very nice!
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:51 PM
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Great job on all of them! I really love the crazy one!
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:06 PM
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Beautiful quilts!
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:09 PM
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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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