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Silk Tie Quilt

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Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine taught by Ann Petersen

Learn five machine-quilting methods while tackling a common challenge: how to quilt large projects on your home sewing machine!

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Classic
TerryChase on

What materials did you use? Reclaimed silk ties and wool batting.

TerryChase on

So did you pick up all of the ties at Goodwill? (They could get spendy. )

10/28/2012 Flag

This represents the ties from ten years,of my son's career. He's now been at it for 30 years, so he let me use these ties which he says are out of style now!!!!!! He was so thrilled with the quilt and said things like, "Oh, I remember when Dad gave me that tie..."

10/28/2012 Flag

I LOVE this quilt. I swear my husband has a thousand ties and I knew there HAD to be someone out there in the same situation. I just finished a t-shirt quilt for my 25 yr old baby. that was a little challenge since she sent me such a variety of sizes.

11/28/2012 Flag

Post a picture. Also, go to my blog to see how to prepare the ties.

11/28/2012 Flag

Post the picture of your daughter's quilt.

11/28/2012 Flag

Magnificent quilt. I've always wondered about tie quilt and cleaning them. Ties are usually dry cleaned. Does this quilt need to be dry cleaned?

01/16/2013 Flag

Nope! Although one certainly should not throw quilts into the washing machine on a weekly basis, silk and wool are both washable. Actually, the silk is stronger wet than dry, so the only reason ties are dry cleaned is that they are very loosely constructed. Take a few apart and discover that the insides are not sewn to the outsides. There would not be a problem sending a silk-tie quilt to the dry cleaner, but there also wouldn't be a problem washing it gently--and by that I mean not wringing it. Silk wrinkles. Wringing it can make wrinkles that are hard to iron out. Hope this helps.

01/16/2013 Flag

Ooh I am so saving this project, thanks Terry for the great idea. My husband has so many fabulous ties and I would love to make him a quilt with some of them, that is if he lets me have them;)

02/15/2013 Flag

I have used ties to make many shopping bags, and all very unique! It is amazing the amount of material there is in a tie once you have it taken apart. I always wash them carefully after they are taken apart, so there is no size change once they are sewn. Not all ties are silk :-) Your quilt is lovely!

03/10/2014 Flag