As life gets less formal, neckties don’t get worn like they used to, leaving us with a stash of unused ties. Recycle those lonely ties into spectacular quilts and home accessories that look nothing like the typical stodgy necktie quilt! Use the rich colors, patterns, and textures found in silk ties to make striking Hexagons, Log Cabins, Lone Stars, Flying Geese, and more. If you don’t have a tie collection, you can pick up ties for almost nothing at yard sales or thrift stores. These quilts also look great in standard quilt fabric. Includes projects for both beginners and more experienced quilt makers.
• Give old neckties a gorgeous new life with 16 quilted projects: lap quilts, wallhangings, runners, table topper, and pillow.
• Learn to wash ties, cut them the easy way (no templates!), mix colors into appealing designs, and tame slippery fabric for quilting.
• Make uniquely personal gifts for tie-wearers of all ages in your life for Father’s Day, birthdays, graduations, retirements, or just because!