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Bow Ties from shirts

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Traditional, Classic, Casual
dottyeb on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Men's shirts, polyester batting, woven plaid cotton homespun

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makes me want to snuggle down with a book

03/09/2012 Flag

Gorgeous job, especially with worn fabric. Very old school, which quilting was all about.

04/22/2012 Flag

How about a bow tie quilt from ties?

08/20/2015 Flag

Sounds like a great idea. Ties are usually made from "silky" or silk fabrics and also cut on the biad. They would require stabilizing and the straight grain would need to be ascertained before cutying.

08/20/2015 Flag

Thanks! I appreciate your advice & information!

08/20/2015 Flag

I have used silk ties and silk pieces from silk shirts and blouses and dresses from thrift stores for several quilts using the English Paper Piecing technique. Am working on one currently in an original design combining indigo linen and vintage kimono silk using "diamond" shapes that form the tumbling block pattern. English paper Piecing is an excellent technique for "taming" silk to obtain perfection results. Hope you try your idea!

08/21/2015 Flag