Project

SilkTieQuilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Getting it done and quilting it. Silk shreds easily. Taking the time to interface each and every piece of silk reclaimed from the ties (including the tiny backside solid colors) made it possible to be precise in lining things up. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have your head examined first. The process of reclaiming the silk from the ties, washing and ironing it, then interfacing every single piece, then foundation piecing it, took forever. I love the results, and since I interfaced all the tie silk, I have enough to make another quilt with the ramaining ties of other colors. It took me a year to make this one. It will probably only take a few months to make the next one since the silk has already been reclaimed and interfaced.

What you will need

  • This tie was made from designer silk ties that my son wore his first ten years as a banker. The dark solid areas are from the tie backs and the patterned sections are from the tie fronts.

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