Category Archives: Interfacings

Interfacing Men’s Ties

I make table runners, pillows and quilts from men’s ties.  I use fusible Interfacing — often I use what I have in the house.  This is a good thing.   It is  possible to construct almost any quilt pattern you can imagine — and the choice of which type makes less difference — decision is similar to choosing the right batting.

Here is summary of what I have found and can recommend:

Fusible 906F Fusible Sheerweight – best for  simple straight line sewing blocks that are not pushed and pulled.  However, if you are making entire quilt of ties, go for this because this adds the least weight.

Pellon SK135 Sheer-Knit is often choice for tee shirt quilts, and you may have on hand or find easily.

Pellon 880F Sof-Shape – heavier than Sheerweight, probably best all-around for variety of tie blocks

Pellon 44F – a basic interfacing that is the least expensive.

And I use 987F Pellon® Fusible Fleece or 973F Heavyweight Fusible Fleece as my batting for many of my table runners.