Project

Silk Tie Quilt

What you will need

  • Reclaimed silk ties and wool batting.

Q&A with TerryChase

Marg in Mirror asked:
Lovely quilt, Terry! Did you use a stabilizer for the silks?
TerryChase answered:
Super light weight iron-on interfacing.
Marg in Mirror asked:
Great quilt, Terry, and what a unique way to use silk ties. Did you back them?
TerryChase answered:
Yes. Every piece is interfaced and then foundation pieced on muslin.
sewwhatcherry@yahoo.com asked:
Very, very pretty, I want to make this for a friend, out of his father-in-laws ties. I love the design and color placement. I hope I have as good results.
TerryChase answered:
Be sure to interface the ties after you wash and iron them. Of course, you have to disassemble them first. Expect this to take a loooong time. It's not a quick project. Silk used in this way needs to be foundation pieced as well. Good luck, and if you need any pointers, be sure to contact me.
4bird2 asked:
I love the use of the recyled material. What a neat idea. I can see them as feathers on a turkey.
TerryChase answered:
What a hoot! Or rather a gobble. Great idea.
4bird2 asked:
So did you pick up all of the ties at Goodwill? (They could get spendy. )
TerryChase answered:
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..."

Skill Level

Advanced