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Thread: Tie quilts

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    I recently lost a brother-in-law and had my sister send me his ties. I started out making a quilt in 28 x 28 inch blocks. It was very large. Before sewing the blocks together I asked if she would rather have wall hangings made to share with her children. I made nine wall hangings from his ties with his picture in the middle of each ring of ties. Delivered them last week, and they absolutely loved them. Attaching a picture of what they would have looked like as a quilt just laying them beside each other. One by itself that read Richard's Ties and the date of his birth and death.
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    Very nice! What a labor of love!

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    what a beautiful idea. and a lovely thing to do... I like how they turned out. and the label is so sweet. thanks for sharing this.

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    Welcome from Iowa. This is a loving thing to do and I am sure the family member who received them truly cherish them.

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    Great Job? I love the design and it will be cherished forever by her.

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    What a wonderful way to honor your Brother-in-law! Welcome to the board.

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    This is such a WONDERFUL and unique idea,you have done such a beautiful memory for your family. The family will always have something of his to treasure. Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures with us. Keep up the fantastic work.

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    Welcome from Ireland

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    That is very touching, I'm sure they will treasure it forever

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario.

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    What a special gift. Hello and welcome from an Iowa girl.

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    Thanks everybody. I wasn't sure what I would do with all those ties, but I'm glad you like them. It was fun to create and make someone happy.

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    Great idea and a beautiful remembrance for the family.

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    What a wonderful memento for the children - what a special Aunt to take on the project.

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    What a special keepsake for the children!!!!

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    That is fantastic! I love that all get something so personal to remember him by.

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    What a great idea and you are great for getting this done for the family. The ties with the picture is an awesome pattern.

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    My step dad just passed away a few weeks ago, and I have asked my mom for all his ties .. I wanted to make a memory wall hanging for his son, John, who loved his dad dearly.. I will have some beautiful ties to use, and thought the dresden thing would be first choice in deciding how to use them.. Then I saw your memory quilt here ( thanks to my friend who sent me here ), and knew it was perfect for memoralizing my step dad in this way.. I am sorry for your loss, too... but so proud of you for creating a legacy of love for your family members.

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    I love these creations! do you mind me asking how you attached the ties to the fabrc?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quilterrose
    I recently lost a brother-in-law and had my sister send me his ties. I started out making a quilt in 28 x 28 inch blocks. It was very large. Before sewing the blocks together I asked if she would rather have wall hangings made to share with her children. I made nine wall hangings from his ties with his picture in the middle of each ring of ties. Delivered them last week, and they absolutely loved them. Attaching a picture of what they would have looked like as a quilt just laying them beside each other. One by itself that read Richard's Ties and the date of his birth and death.

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    They are wonderful. They would have made a nice quilt, but now more family can have him close. :thumbup:

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    them are really pretty thanks for shairing that is a great ideal

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