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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Silk Neckties For Crazy Quilting

I ran uptown today to pick a few things up from the grocery store and decided to stop in the resale shop which is next to the grocery store.  I don't always stop in there, just once in a while.  Sometimes I get lucky and sometimes I don't.  Today I got lucky!

I found 2 beautiful silk neckties for only $2.00 each:

The tags said 100% silk and made in Italy!  They looked like perfect crazy quilt fabric to me!

You may not think that there's a lot of fabric in a necktie but there really is once you take them apart:

These are really easy to take apart.  Just clip the stitches on the back for the tag and remove that.  Then, clip the stitches to open up the tie.  Take out the lining and stabilizer fabric and press with your iron.  If you find some at a flea market, resale shop or garage sale and you want to wash them, you can do that by hand in cold water with a mild detergent.  Hang them to dry.

These really go a long way for crazy quilting and the designs are really pretty if you can find silk ones!

1 comment:

Gina E. said...

Oh Pam, if ever you need some more silk ties, I've got BAGS of them! They are in every opshop in Melbourne, sometimes hundreds of them, and I can never resist buying the more beautiful ones especially when they are only $1 or so. I used them to make my blocks for the CQ challenge last year, but sadly I ran out of puff when Ken got ill in August, and I didn't get around to making any more blocks for the year.
I do intend to finish 12 blocks eventually because I was delighted with the first six I made, and was looking forward to making them up into a quilt or wall hanging.

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