Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Silk tie Quilt

After a few hiccups ( one broken sewing machine and a burst water pipe ) I finally got this commission done.

I was approached by a young woman who's father passed away, when she told me her idea of turning her Dad's ties into a quilt I couldn't wait to get started. 

Truthfully I haven't turned ties into a quilt before, but I got some amazing advice from Mamaka Mills who helped me get over the fear of ties simply by interfacing them with a light weight fusible web made it easy to sew. You would never know there was so much fabric in a tie! I was surprised.

We used a Robert Kauffman dimensions fabric which is a beautiful weight and weave. 

My friend Denise let me hijack her long arm and helped me quilt it up last weekend. 

It turned out  beautiful and I can't wait to hand it over this weekend. I'm so pleased with how elegant it is.


  1. it's gorgeous! i know it will be so well received! well done! and really, what a beautiful way to preserve something of someone you love and miss. xo!

  2. Just beautiful, Sarah! What an inspiring idea.

  3. It looks beautiful, Sarah! Thanks for the shout out too :)

  4. This is absolutely stunning! And I love your blog! Especially the quote under your page name :)
    I really want to re-quote you in my online posts ... I'll link up to your page asap.
    Well done!
    Mimi (www.mimiscraftyworld.blogspot.com)

  5. This is just beautiful! My daughters father-in-law has worn a tie to work forever and mentioned to me that he wants a quilt made of his ties when he rettires-
    this would be perfect! Hope you don't mind me using ypur design.


  6. Oh thanks everyone!

    Cathy it's a great design steal away! It's nothing too original I just based it off a coin quilt.

    I found that the ties were about 3 x 5 cut if that helps your calculations.

  7. Cathy,
    You did a beautiful job. I just got a commission to do a neck tie quilt for a lady who's
    husband died. I hope I can do a good job, your's is superior.


    1. Thank you! I really enjoyed making it!