So, if you have any photos of items you've made with neckties,
or ideas you've seen in magazines, etc....
please feel free to post them here.
Here're a few to get you started:
These are all from Quilt World Omnibook, summer 1988.
What I love about sewing with men's ties is the fabrics are often fun novelty prints that capture the decade.
Some ties from the 40's are hand-painted tiny works of art--which is why some people collect vintage ties and think people like me who cut them up are desecrating something holy.
I believe what I (and others) create from these items are also works of art, plus we recycle items that might otherwise be in a landfill. Too, from our attention to the items, we are bringing about another form of recognition.
Necktie quilts are often memorial quilts, using what were once a man's item of clothing to remember his life.
One of the few books still in print about sewing with neckties, is Daddy's Ties, by Shirley Botsford.
Note the fun border on these:
Labels: Sewing with Neckties