WIP Wednesday - Tie Pillows

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I have never worked with ties. Period.

But when a friend asked if I could make some throw pillows out of some of her dad's old ties, well, I couldn't resist. Sounded too cool to pass up.

So, I've been busy at night stitch ripping stacks of ties in preparation for what I'm pretty sure will be quilt-as-you-go pillow fronts.

Have you ever worked with ties before? Leave me a comment if you have, I'd love to hear about it!!

Linking up today with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!

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  1. After my father-in-law passed, I took his large collection of ties and sewed the fat ends together into a large dresden plate to make the top of a floor poof. I took the skinny ends and move them together to make a pillow top (that unfortunately is in my UFO pile). I found the ties harder to work with than I imagined. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make.

  2. I've made a purse from ties before.

  3. several years ago i took a class at quilt festival with shirley botsford and made a vest. her book "daddy's ties" is very good for how to's. it starts with prep of the ties all the way to finished projects. when my brother-in-law died i used some of his ties to make a pillow (log cabin) for her. good luck.

  4. I made a quilt with ties and a tote bag and a small purse with ties.

  5. Many years ago I ordered a big box of ties off e-bay with plans to make a bowties quilt. It is still a UFO, sadly, the colors were all too similar and I got lost without contrast. A pillow should be much nicer though, especially something stripy and simple.

  6. I've never worked with ties either, but I have a box of old ties from my father-in-law. He's a pastor, so I'm pretty sure I could replenish that box on a regular basis, if I ever find what I want to make with the ties. Looking forward to your cushions, and any tips you discover to pass along.


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