Making use of old neckties
A few years ago, my husband's office held an "Ugly Tie" Contest. Everyone brought in an ugly tie from their past. And I do mean UGLY! There were some doozies! A vote was held to determine the ugliest of them all.
Then came the real fun, for me at least. The ties were passed on to me to make an art quilt. I chose to use various New York beauty blocks. After taking apart each tie, I carefully fused the fabric to fusible interfacing before paper piecing each block. I did add some cotton fabric here and there so the quilt would be a good size.
Don't you just love it? It just goes to show you, even the ugliest fabrics can be part of a beautiful quilt. Have you made a quilt with neckties? Send me you photos, tips, and stories!