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Hi all!  Has anyone made a quilt with neckties?  I have a pattern work out but need some suggestions from anyone that may have made one.  I have not started cutting the ties yet.  I know that I cut on the bias. 

Did you have any problems cutting them without stretching them?

Did you back your ties with something to stabilize them?

The ties will actually be appliqued and I was hoping to place them with some kind of fusible webbing.  Any experience with that?

I made a sample block using cotton fabric, but have not started using the ties yet.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.  I have attached the sample block to help visualize what I am working with.

Thanks!!

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Comment by Jodi Cramer on September 26, 2013 at 11:29am

That's beautiful!! I love it!

Comment by Sheila M/FL on September 25, 2013 at 8:26pm

Sorry it is sideways but you can see it would not really matter.   I did not use anything to stabilize the ties however I did sew around each one and I used a template to cut each tie.  I removed the inside liners but left the original points in tack.

Comment by Sheila M/FL on September 25, 2013 at 8:22pm

Tie pillows

Comment by Sheila M/FL on September 24, 2013 at 5:54pm
I have not made a whole quilt but I did memory throw pillows, for the family.
I cannot figure out how to post here via my phone so ill gladly send you photos when I get home if I cannot get them on my page.
Comment by Debra Miller on September 24, 2013 at 1:37pm
Well I have not made one yet. But I do know most men's ties are silk. Thus the fraying. The interfacing needs to be compatable with silk. Some research on thr Web should be helpful in finding out about that. Also, might want to think about using only silk thread for piecing anf all.
Comment by Donna Sykes on September 24, 2013 at 8:21am

Your project sounds so neat. I love projects like this that become full of memories. I have never worked with the ties, so have no suggestions. But it sounds like stabilizing them is a good idea. Good luck with it. Please post a picture of the finished project.

Comment by Catherine/TX on September 24, 2013 at 6:28am

I did get some advice from a friend about the fusible interfacing.  I did not realize the the ties would fray.  So that is a good piece of information to remember. I appreciate the input.  I can always find good advice from my friends at Quilt With Us!!  Thank you!!!

 

If anyone else has an more to add please feel free!!!

 

Comment by Catherine/TX on September 23, 2013 at 7:30pm
I would love to see a picture of your quilt!
Comment by Jodi Cramer on September 23, 2013 at 7:21pm

I would agree with PQ. I have one in a fan pattern handed down from my dad's family and many of the pieces are frayed. Some are gone altogether. So I think some kind of stabilizer is a very good idea. Also the quilter (never identified) had a muslin back behind every block and that helped a lot to hold the shapes. It is a beautiful thing. I will post pictures soon.

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on September 23, 2013 at 3:28pm

Catherine, I haven't made one, but a friend of mine made 3.  The ties seemed to fray pretty quickly, so she backed/stabilized her with a lightweight, fusible interfacing and then cut her pieces.  These are neat keepsake quilts.  

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