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Thread: WIP dresden plate with dad's ties

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    Senior Member CompulsiveQuilter's Avatar
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    This is new territory me and I'm really happy with the result. This 13 1/2" diameter plate is just laying on a background that will really be a "oxford shirt" blue fabric, with the center being the same. It's to be a pillow for my mother, who picked out every one of those ties. (There are more ties that aren't blue - that's a "something" for me!) Definitely a WIP.
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    what a great idea! be sure to post the finished pillow.

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    What a marvelous idea. I will have to look at the thrift stores for men's neckties. My husband uses all of his. It will make a really unique pillow.

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    great idea and love the look. well done.

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    Great idea and looks like it will look great.

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    Very nice! Mom will love it!0

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    Beautiful use of ties. I have my Dad's and would like to make something.
    How do you wash it??? That's a concern for me.

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    wow. love that idea. Post finished pillow so we can see final outcome. I bet mom will love it.

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    Very nice!! I just started a tie quilt, took the ties all apart and cut them up and added stabilizer to them. Guess I will applique to the center of my quilt top.... kinda guessing the process. Yours look very nice did you take them apart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CompulsiveQuilter
    This is new territory me and I'm really happy with the result. This 13 1/2" diameter plate is just laying on a background that will really be a "oxford shirt" blue fabric, with the center being the same. It's to be a pillow for my mother, who picked out every one of those ties. (There are more ties that aren't blue - that's a "something" for me!) Definitely a WIP.
    I have my fathers ties that I am trying to find a way to use them. I love what you have done with your fathers ties. What a good idea.

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    You are awesome! How did you come up with the idea?

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    Very nice!

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    Thanks for your kind comments. Yes I had to pick the ties apart (grumble grumble), but later found I didn't have to take apart the very end; the hard part. You have to cut that off anyway. I got a book called "Daddy's Ties" by Shirley Botsford for all kinds of ideas. I did have to interface every one of them. All in all, it was pretty easy - same as a regular Dresden Plate pattern. But we'll see what happens when I applique the plate to the background - definitely new territory. Will keep posting; I love you guys.

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    Oh - to answer another question - it can't be washed. It will be an envelope style with a pillow-form insert so it can be drycleaned I suppose.

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    Beautiful!

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    I really like this idea! Super job!

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    What a great idea and so beautiful!

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