Friday, March 12, 2010

A Tie Project

I have a LOT of ties. Has anyone any ideas or experience to share with me of how I could turn them into something "quilt like"? Has anyone made things with ties? My friend and I would love to know . . .



22 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Nice collection of ties!! I have seen ties repurposed to make bags. For ideas on recycling ties check out
http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/recycle-dad-s-ties

Jodie said...

Annie, those ties are so special...
Your friend is very hirsute !

rachelmp said...

Hi Annie

I think you should unpick them, so you are left with strips of fabric that you could do something clever with .. if you are not having too much fun with your hairy friend!

FlowerLady said...

I think I've seen skirts made from ties.

What are those little pink flowers? They are so sweet looking.


FlowerLady

Aura said...

I took one of my husband's tie and made these 2 owls:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4427243284_da4f649063_m.jpg

Muddling Through said...

Sorry, no ideas for the ties, but your flowers sure are pretty!

Thimbleanna said...

This is so funny -- I was just looking at hubby's ties (that he never wears) last night and imagining quilts. I think they'd look great in a dresden plate pattern!

wonderwoman said...

i once saw a quilt made from shirt cuffs!!! Not that that is much help, sorry!

xxx

Lissa Jane said...

Annie,
just google 'tie quilts' in images and I am sure you'll find something.. I know there is a blog out there (not bookmarked sorry) dedicated to tie quilts!
Lynette Andersons blog had a lovely pic of a lampshade made out of ties at a restaurant she visited, very cool...


Lissa
PS your flowers are always lovely :O)

thornberry said...

Like thimbleanna, I was thinking something along the lines of dresden plates. You are looking great in that photo - handsome friend!

trasha said...

hahahahaha .... word verification is 'brapop' - doesn't that mean it's time to get a bigger bra? Or at least stop your friend wearing it?

A bazillion years ago (well... 28) my mother made a skirt from my dad's old ties. She opened them out then sewed them together, keeping the lining intact. The end result was a handkerchief hemline a la Dresden Plate.

Looking forward to seeing what you do.

sue said...

I remember a few years ago now when my mum, sister and I went to a quilt show in Ballarat. Up hanging on the wall was a quilt made from ties. Apparently the lady's daughter worked in a newsroom and they always had ties which were discarded when they no longer wanted them so she decided to unpick them and use them up. I think she actually had them in the shape of the tie but unpicked the backs to have fabric to connect them together. It looked so beautiful too with all the different silks and fabrics and the colors were really nice too.

clare's craftroom said...

I have no idea I would probably just keep them , you know , just in case .... lol !

debbie said...

If you look on Lynette Anderson's blog, you will see a lampshade covered with ties.

randi said...

Lovely flowers! Where I live we are just going into spring so nothing is growing yet. It is nice to see photos of what's coming! :)

picciolo said...

Your friend looks a bit scary! I think I've seen skirts made of ties somewhere?
: )

AMIT said...

Special ties collection you have.

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Jelly Wares said...

I would love to see a type of colour wheel quilt using the ties, you know like this - http://autumnwords.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/color-wheel-quilt-project/... Can't wait to see what you decide in the end..

Hugs
Jodie :)

jenni_sal said...

Hi Annie
At the recent quilt fair there was an amazing quilt made from ties using the tumbling block design. I have also seen them turned into skirts. S

Margaret said...

Sometimes I don't get around to visiting all the blogs I like and this morning with time on my hands I have been visiting your last couple of posts. You hae many ideas for the tyes and I am sure you will have something to show in a post or two.

Jenny said...

You look gorgeous Annie! Is that a JUMPER you are wearing!!!It is still so hot here though we did get a few cooler days but I have forgotten when that was! Now back to the ties-no help here sorry but I am sure you will come up with something wonderful-nice friend by the way:)

Jean C. said...

My SIL made a king size quilt out of just Micky Mouse Ties... silk ones at that! Then I've also seen retro like skirts out of them... using the point of the tie at the hem. I will see if I can scrouge up a picture for you to see of the quilt. It's really neat! Yes, and also... bags too... where you use old blue jeans as the bags and ties as the shoulder straps and to use to go thru the belt loops on the blue jeans.... just use your imaginations and you will come up with something fun and great!