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Men's tie quilts


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Initial post: Nov 11, 2006 9:59:54 AM PST
C. Ruscher says:
I have some of my father's ties and would like to make them into a quilt throw for my stepmother. I have seen patterns in the past but cannot find one now. Any ideas where to look?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2006 2:30:59 PM PST
OC Quilter says:
There is a book called "Quilts from Neckties" by Sharon Newman

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2006 8:34:00 AM PST
Check out Shirley Botsford's "Daddy's Ties". It has instructions not only for quilts but also many other projects like pillows, lamp shades, album and photo frame covers, Christmas stockings, hats, scarves, purses, and home decor items.
The color photos are fabulous, and the instructions are well written. I have made several projects from this book.
Laurie in Oregon

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2006 7:54:48 PM PST
I made a 48x72 inch quilt for my husband, pattern called Fit to Be Tied! It is a three dimendional shirt and tie quilt, used some of his old shirts too. If it is available, it is by
Catnip Quilt Designs
1830 Sandhill Road
Indianapolis, IN 46217.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2006 7:55:50 PM PST
I made a 48x72 inch quilt for my husband, pattern called Fit to Be Tied! It is a three dimendional shirt and tie quilt, used some of his old shirts too. If it is available, it is by
Catnip Quilt Designs
1830 Sandhill Road
Indianapolis, IN 46217.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2006 4:37:28 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2006 4:42:00 AM PST
Karen Clark says:
I bought a great pattern by Karen Stone called "Enticement". It is paper pieced. It is a very time consuming patterm but I think it will be worth it when I finish. K. Clark

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2006 8:54:22 AM PST
Jenny Cotton says:
I recently saw a lovely throw made from old ties. It had been paper pieced. The pattern was similar to Star and Cone. The borders were a washable silk. Each square had two different ties in it. I think, there were 25 squares total(about 8" squares). I hope this helps.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2007 11:37:21 AM PDT
JUM Quilter says:
I made a throw quilt out of old ties...I washed them, opened them, removed the lining, cut 4"x4" fusible backing, ironed them on the back of the ties (getting about two to three squares) per tie....My quilt was 16 nine-square patches; each nine-square patch was connected with the more narrow end of the ties (fusible backing ironed on, sized at 2" by 12") and connected with 2"x2" squares, also left-over tie material. The key to the project was using fusible backing to make the silks, wools, and polyesters the same! I also hand-sewed some of the tie's back tags on them if they had been made by, or purchased from interesting places.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2007 5:50:31 PM PDT
Brownie26 says:
Where did you get this pattern for this throw? Margaret

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2007 6:06:19 PM PDT
JUM Quilter says:
I made it up....I used as many squares as I had ties...which resulted in four x four, nine-square patches.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2007 4:09:20 PM PDT
This takes me back to High School circa 1982. My study hall teacher (former social studies teacher who NEEDED to retire) always was working on a Cathedral Window quilt while she monitored our "quietness" ...made entirely from the tips of mens ties. I never saw the finished product, but did get the nerve up enough to watch her work on them from time to time. Years later, I looked the pattern up and tried it myself-it was difficult,but nothing that couldn't be conquered with a little practice.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2007 6:02:43 AM PDT
Kathryn says:
There's a great new book out called "Quilting Patches of Life." It has inspirational stories from people all over the world, and each chapter has the name of a quilt pattern. One of the patterns is Cathedral Window, and one is Beggar's Block, which takes pieces of fabric begged from friends to make a memory quilt.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009 5:03:16 PM PDT
Hotquilts says:
My fiend made a tie quilt and raffled it off as a fund raiser.She hand appliqued the ties onto a neutral background fabric. The worst thing she did was to use monofiliment thread. I think silk would have been better as the mono thread kept unraveling. She had men sign each tie and pay to put their signature on a tie. It wasn't large more like a throw. She had fun doing this one.
Susan

Posted on Apr 29, 2009 7:24:52 PM PDT
NiteOOwl says:
Google "necktie quilts" and you'll find many ideas and free patterns.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 3:47:41 AM PDT
Love to read says:
Hi JLM, Thanks for all the specifics. This is just what I was looking for. I was concerned about washing the ties. Did you do it in cold water? Did you do it by hand? Did you use a special soap? Waiting to hear. Sunny

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2015 12:16:27 PM PST
Phyllis B. says:
how can you get a copy of this book?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2015 12:24:42 PM PST
Phyllis B. says:
how do I get the directions for making this throw quilt?

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 5:49:16 PM PDT
Lots of original ideas for ties on Pinterest.
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