An old Sears’ catalog said: “an untied man is an untidy one.” Men have been wearing neckwear for the last 300 years. This means this has been a source of fabric for quilters for a long time. So, where are the quilts? Crazy quilts are often from dress fabric and are designed for embroidery and… Continue reading The Path Taken
Author: Betty Rivers
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 — the decision is… Continue reading Interfacing Men’s Ties
Stripes in Ties
I am still working with the Starry Path Quilt Block. Many of my ties have strong contrasting stripes. When I change the alignment along the edges of the triangle, things happen with the energy and the motion. The smaller star points offer another design challenge. Computer graphics show choices. Now, I start seriously playing… Continue reading Stripes in Ties
How Many Ties Will I Need for Starry Path Block?
How many ties do you want to use? Do you have STRIPED ties? Big Geometric ones? Will you make one pillow? Wall hanging? Shown are 5 different arrangements of a single block. All require the same amount of fabric and patience. Which layout best uses the ties you have? When you decide, you will know… Continue reading How Many Ties Will I Need for Starry Path Block?