Ties come in such a wide variety of wonderful colours and can be recycled into beautiful quilts.
Such a great idea to re-use ties to make quilts. You need to make some preparation in the form of unpicking the ties, washing them and then giving them a gentle press. But you can make it easily in some evening when you feel you don’t want to be completely idle.
The Soak product should be readily available through your local quilt shop. And is a very useful to have for any of those precious hand-wash items, without rinsing and sticky residue. If you can`t find them local, you can contact Creative Quilting for more information by clicking here.
Hilary Davis of Colchester Essex shared this idea with us. ‘Recycled Neckties’ was the largest piece in her Textiles Show at The NazeTower, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex Summer Exhibition, which ran 26 June to 5 September 2010.
More information about current exhibition details you can find by clicking here.
Valerie is the founder and Creative Director of justhands-on.tv , as well as our very own ‘Queen of Scrap’. She founded Creative Quilting, a quilt shop in Hampton Court, where she still teaches to this day.
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