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    this is how I make my ties quilt

    First I wash my ties, than take them apart. I use muslin as foundation, here I cut them 10.5 ". I also use light iron on stabilizer, the one with glue only on one side.
    I chose red a my middle color, so, I start with a red tie making sure I have the right length before I cut it. Then I iron the tie and cut a piece of stabilizer that will fit. I iron it to the back of my tie.
    I also trim the sides of the tie making sure I have the width I want.
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    Some ties are a bit more sturdy so I don`t use stabilizer on them.
    Them come the second tie prepared the same way as the first....I trim it the size I want then pin it to my middle tie as you can see in the photo. Then sew it and iron it open. I keep going till the muslin is coverd....I usually try and keep to 7 ties and/or pieces of ties. I trim them smaller at one end and a bit wider at the other so thy hold the tie shape....when the muslin is all covered I turn it to the back and make sure it still measures 10.5" as I trim.....I also serge the edges of the blocks....hope this all makes sense, thank you.
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    Very nice - thanks for sharing!
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    here are more photos
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    some of you asked for a tutorial hope this helps
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    I have been making vest and ties out of brocade fabric for about 12 years.
    I can not find an interfacing that will stay on the back of the brocade.
    I have a heat press machine and it would not make it stay on either.
    Then I was told some fabric will not hold an interfacing no matter what.
    Most ties are made of rayon or silk, some are poly.
    I like your method no points.

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    Boy, thanks for showing us how you do this. A friend wants me to make several pillows or wall hangings out of her father's ties for members of the family. Not sure I want to do that but your photos are very helpful and clear so I will think about it.

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    Oh...like this one. Great Job with the Tute! Thank-you.

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    I have been making vest and ties out of brocade fabric for about 12 years.
    I can not find an interfacing that will stay on the back of the brocade.
    I have a heat press machine and it would not make it stay on either.
    Then I was told some fabric will not hold an interfacing no matter what.
    Most ties are made of rayon or silk, some are poly.
    I like your method no points.

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    KLO This is a little booklet that went with a wall hanging made from my deceased father in law's shirts and deceased mother in law's buttons from the button jar that all the children played with growing up. The booklet told the story of the button jar. I think ties would look beautiful this way too. Maybe not the buttons but it meant so much to all the kids to receive it. There were 4 blocks to the wall hanging.

    Quote Originally Posted by KLO View Post
    Boy, thanks for showing us how you do this. A friend wants me to make several pillows or wall hangings out of her father's ties for members of the family. Not sure I want to do that but your photos are very helpful and clear so I will think about it.
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    Thanks. Question: when you iron the interfacing to the tie...do you cut it the shape of the tie ..actually a bit shy, before ironing it on so it doesn't also get melted to the iron board cover? Darn it I was at Joann today and they had fusible interfacing on sale 50% off and I looked but couldn't remember what I would do with...not going back 25 miles on way....

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    yes I do , usually I cut it just a tiny bit smaller.....I do trim the ties after I put the interfacing so it works fine....
    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    Thanks. Question: when you iron the interfacing to the tie...do you cut it the shape of the tie ..actually a bit shy, before ironing it on so it doesn't also get melted to the iron board cover? Darn it I was at Joann today and they had fusible interfacing on sale 50% off and I looked but couldn't remember what I would do with...not going back 25 miles on way....

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    How do you wash the ties?

    And thank you so much for the tutorial

    Oops - just read the update on the other thread you had yesterday and saw the answer to my question - Thank you!
    Last edited by JanieH; 03-03-2014 at 05:54 PM.

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    Really like this method....looks so neat!!!
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    Nice! Thanks for sharing.
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    WOW Ha, that is awesome. Love those blocks - they just jump out at you (in a beautiful way). Tks for the tute.
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    hi C....thanks....I have been collecting ties for ages, it is time I do something with them....actually when I started collecting them my idea was to make valances for the windows in my cottage....since then we`ve sold our cottage to my daughter and SIL but she wants to do it too as soon as thy are done expanding the cottage.....but I still have plenty to make a couple quilts.....
    Quote Originally Posted by callen View Post
    WOW Ha, that is awesome. Love those blocks - they just jump out at you (in a beautiful way). Tks for the tute.
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    These are really awesome , as are the quilts you make that I saw on this site before. I had sent you a private message about the one you made for your mother in the hospital, as to what pattern it was and what size were the blocks or pieces in it . It was beautiful. thanks myra
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    thank you Myra....did I answer you? I don`t remember the note or answering you....
    Quote Originally Posted by binkister View Post
    These are really awesome , as are the quilts you make that I saw on this site before. I had sent you a private message about the one you made for your mother in the hospital, as to what pattern it was and what size were the blocks or pieces in it . It was beautiful. thanks myra
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    Hi, no you didn't answer me as of yet, thanks
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    Hi Myra....I looked in my inbox but didn`t find your note, sorry....maybe it just didn`t come through...The pattern comes from a magazine.....I have a lot of magazines so when I land on it I will let you know. The name of the pattern is cross pattern and if I remember right it is called "Hello Garden" ...it is a 9 patch if I remember right....I don`t remember the exact size of the squares...


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    Hi, no you didn't answer me as of yet, thanks
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    Tie Quilt

    Thanks super member, I have a lot of my fathers ties that I have saved, and have been wanting to make something out of them. I did find a block to make from a magazine, with the skinny end of the tie also. Happy Quilting, Spring is on it's way, Blessings, Jean

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    I made a tie quilt several years ago and it was auctioned off for a charity. it took in 800.00 from some guy, and I had sashed it in black and use the tie labels at the intersections of each block. Un fortunately I did not take a picture.. but i used a crazy quilt style pattern, that i ordered from shar. it turned out great .Want to make another one soon. cmaras1234
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    awwww wish I could have seen it....sounds awesome...
    Quote Originally Posted by CMARAS1234 View Post
    I made a tie quilt several years ago and it was auctioned off for a charity. it took in 800.00 from some guy, and I had sashed it in black and use the tie labels at the intersections of each block. Un fortunately I did not take a picture.. but i used a crazy quilt style pattern, that i ordered from shar. it turned out great .Want to make another one soon. cmaras1234

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    Wow this quilt looks awesome! I will definitely have to try this soon. I've been collecting ties for quite a while now and have a good sized garbage bag full. Thanks for the post!

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