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Instructionsdisassemble the ties and wash them before beginning quilt. I used a glue stick on the edges of the tips to hold for appliqueing them onto the block. I then cut out the fabric behind them. For the centers of the plates I made diamonds and faced them with iron-on featherweight interfacing with the sticky to the outside when turned, then pressed them onto the block center
Type of item: Functional
Men's neckties and 100% cotton fabric with 100% Warm & White cotton batting
What was your inspiration?
I made this quilt for my eldest son, Dave Wilbourn. The quilt label photo depicts him and his dad at Dave's wedding in July, 1980. Both of them were in suits and ties. I made his dad's suit. His dad was killed in a truck accident in Oklahoma November 22, 1980, just 4 months later. I made the label with my printer, freezer paper and Bubble Jet Set treated cotton fabric of the lining.
What are you most proud of?
That I was able to do it for him.
Also at the time I made this quilt, beginning in October, 2000, I was the Franklin County Extension Homemaker county president, and was asked to help with the state fair. I was fortunate (and thrilled) to help hang my winning quilt in the Best Of Show display after the judging..
Ida & Lorene were part of the Altus EH club and are shown in the photo "putting the quilt up" and getting ready for the hand quilting group to begin. Their quilting work proceeds were donated. Their frame was set up in the Altus Heritage Museum building in downtown Altus.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you need ties to begin a tie quilt try the local Good Will stores. I found most of my ties there in Ft Smith, AR. They have them by the box-full.