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Necktie Memory Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Classic, Traditional
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What was your source for this quilting project? Improvisational

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What materials did you use? Collected neckties, cotton quilting fabric, quilt batting.

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What are you most proud of? Helping people make the most of their treasured memories. This beautiful keepsake can be used every day, or hung on a wall for everyone to enjoy.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If the ties are different widths, you will need to make them a consistent size before you start sewing. Open the tie backs up...they have a lot of fabric in them! Keep the points of the ties intact. You won't have to do anything to finish them...they are already finished!

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How cam I get this pattern?

08/07/2015 Flag

You can get the pattern on Craftsy, if you go to patterns, you can type in Dresden Tie Memory Quilt. The pattern is $9. It has lots of pictures and complete instructions! You can go to the link directly: just cut and paste.

08/08/2015 Flag

what did you use for the central circular boss to get it evenly round?

08/17/2015 Flag

I measured the opening, then found a bowl in my cabinet with the same dimensions. You can use any round object and trace around it.

08/17/2015 Flag

Such a fabulous idea. With the neckties, you already feel half the difficult part of the job is done for you. It will be fun working on this. Thanks.

08/25/2015 Flag

I agree! All the points are beautifully finished because you don't touch them at all!

08/25/2015 Flag

Great idea. My husband has dozens of old ones! Thanks.

08/26/2015 Flag

You are so clever, I never would have thought of ties. Just think what a memory lane it could make for a man. Very nice idea and quilt!

08/30/2015 Flag