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crazy quilts made with men's ties

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Initial post: Mar 28, 2009 2:54:00 PM PDT
bebe says:
Does anybody make these?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2009 11:14:00 PM PDT
Stitcher918 says:
I'm in the process of making one for a customer right now.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2009 12:48:39 PM PDT
bebe says:
I have a bezillion ties I plan to give away. I would be glad to give them to anybody who makes these quilts. I could give them to a charity but I don't think ties are high on their list.

Posted on Apr 1, 2009 3:28:23 PM PDT
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I have wanted to try to make one, they look so gorgeous. My sewing machine is just sitting here collecting dust, but the men in my life aren't the tie-wearing sort, so I'm tieless (and quiltless) as such!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2009 4:00:42 PM PDT
I would love to have your supply of ties. I am in the process of designing something using my husband's ties.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009 7:10:04 PM PDT
BookFiend says:
I have a book on things to make with men's ties, called Daddy's Ties. They have it here on Amazon for sale, but I don't know how to link to it.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2009 9:19:51 AM PDT
bebe says:
I had a friend at work who asked me for the ties to make vests. Sorry! I bet you can find plenty at resale and thrift shops.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2009 9:20:39 AM PDT
bebe says:
Not sure why I didn't see that book when I searched earlier - well, duh! Thanks for info.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2009 11:27:53 AM PDT
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Posted on Apr 18, 2009 12:38:37 PM PDT
BookFiend says:
Wow, Janet - very cool about your tie quilt. Can you post a link to photos of it? I'd love to see it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2009 12:09:20 PM PDT
Did you ever get a pix of the quilt with neckties from Janet?
I am a quilter and to make one is on my list to do.
Doris van H

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2009 1:26:01 PM PDT
Not sure if you are talking to me or not...but I never received anything.

Posted on May 5, 2009 10:19:09 PM PDT
BookFiend says:
Doris was asking me if I ever got a photo from Janet, but no I didn't and now I see that Janet has deleted her original post. Hmmm...strange. But whatever.

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2009 9:08:48 AM PDT
If you are in the Dallas area the American Sewing Guild uses doantion like this to make projects for charity. We are on the web at - clcik on Neigborhood groups - then pick your local chapter and email them to see if they are interested.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 22, 2012 3:21:54 PM PDT
Carla says:
my sister inlaw want me to make atie quilt out if my late brothers ties.

Posted on May 24, 2012 2:10:19 PM PDT
J. Thieman says:
Here are some links of quilts made with ties: -
(links on the right side of the page of the above link lead to other ways to craft with ties) - (22 links)
Hope this helps and inspires,

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2012 7:47:32 PM PDT
roxanne says:
I just saw your post and am very interested in getting your ties, if you still have them. I would gladly pay for shipping. I made a quilt out of my Dad's ties - he was a salesman and had lots of them. It turned out very nice. But I would like to make another and it takes a lot of ties. I live in Indiana.

Posted on Jun 23, 2012 5:35:07 PM PDT
i shop goodwill for ties, make vests, use as a collar on v necked t shirt, make trumpet flared skirts and quilts from them, piece crazy quilt style and embroider over them in the victorian style which works for clothing as well as quilts. log cabin works well too, recommend backing with a light weight iron on interfacing because of the bias cut

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 6:28:21 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 26, 2012 6:29:28 AM PDT
Gina says:
Hi Marcia,
I have just noticed this forum while browing Amazon for more books on using ties, and when I saw your post I wanted to touch base with you! I've done a few things with my stash of ties from charity shops. I've made two CQ blocks, quilted and bound them as one-off display mats. And now I am making 12 cQ blocks from my ties, one a month, which will hopefully be made up into a wall hanging or throw quilt. It won't go on our bed - our cats would rip it to bits!
I do the same as you with my ties - back them with iron on interfacing. It sure makes the slippery fabric easier to handle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2012 4:02:14 PM PDT
My husband and my son-in-law had ties galore that they did not want to throw away, but did not use anymore. I made two pillows for them with their ties. 48 ties each. They have tears in their eyes looking at them with my invented idea (new?) of using them. If interested I will make a picture and tell how I made them. The result was, to my amazement terrific. Doris

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 3:25:44 PM PDT
TinkHerToy says:
One of my UFOs is a crazy quilt made from all the Disneyland t-shirts and clothes I've gotten at the Park through the years. I've finished 4 12x12 panels so far. You've given me the idea of using ties for the borders and stuff. Thanks! :-)
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