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Necktie Memory Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Classic, Retro Vintage, Traditional
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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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Did use back the ties with fusible web? Did you put the plate together and then applique it to the background? Did you use ties of all the same fabric (all silk)?How man ties did you use? I have a dear friend in her 90's that just lost her husband and wants a wall hanging of her husband's ties. I think this will be perfect.

04/03/2015 Flag

I didn't use fusible web, but you certainly could. I put the plate together, and then appliqued it to the background fabric. A Dresden plate has 20 petals, and a center circle, so I used 21 ties. The ties were of different fabrics...but the nice thing was, because they all coordinated with blue & black suits, they all looked great together! It's important to open up the center seam of each tie, and take out the interfacing. IMPORTANT!!! Keep the point of the tie intact!!!! You won't have to finish the outer part of the plate, since the tip of each tie (which will be the tip of the petal) is already sewn beautifully! Please let me see your finished project! I think it is a great keepsake! When we opened up a tie that was from the 1940s it had a pin-up girl painted inside!

04/03/2015 Flag

It's Beautiful ! Love the colors of the Ties. Such a wonderful quilt. Thank you for sharing.

04/18/2015 Flag

is is a very fancy quilt

04/21/2015 Flag

The great thing about the ties is that they usually coordinate together well, since they were purchased to wear with black, navy & gray suits. There isn't a great range of colors when you work with the ties that belong to one person!

04/24/2015 Flag