Friday, May 31, 2013

The Ugly Ties

I love to recycle! Over a year ago, I won a bag of ties in a raffle. It was an easy win, since nobody else put a ticket into the drawing. Nobody wanted a bag of old, funky ties, but I was so happy to win that bag even though I didn't have a clue as to what type of quilt I would make with the ties. So that bag of ties sat off in a corner while other projects took priority. Recently, I came across the bag while organizing that corner of clutter. 

Realizing that I need to do something with the bag, I researched quilted tie projects. There are some ugly tie projects to be seen, but there are also some quilted tie projects are very well done and elegant looking. Luckily, I came across this gal's scrappy, quilted, necktie scarves that could pass as a table runner: At, I first thought she had made table runners. Here is her blog: After seeing her photos of her pretty, quilted, tie scarves, I'm now inspired to create a table runner with my bag of ugly ties.


  1. Several times I have been asked to make memory quilts out of ties but have always managed to escape. A table runner sounds like a better option. Though, come to think of it, were I to use my husband's ties, it would be quite dull and boring).

  2. This should be interesting to see how all these ugly ties come together in making a pretty runner.