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« Reply #170 on: June 28, 2008 12:01:27 PM »

Anyone see that story on the news that the tie company's are going out of business . Men are not wearing ties to work anymore . good for me but Ive noticed the ties in the thrift stores are marked way high lately . good thing there are garage sales ..



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« Reply #171 on: August 05, 2008 11:22:01 AM »

my beloved grandpa recently passed away.  and when i heard that my mom, and uncles were going to get rid of all his clothes, I just couldnt cope with that.  Cry (grandpa and I was super close, he was the dad that I never had.) So, i went to my grandpas house and grabbed 5 bags full of his clothes.  i am determined to make a quilt with all those clothes.  but I have no idea what to make with all his ties!  My hubby is keeping some to wear himself.  But I want to make something with the rest of them.   Ive got so many of them.  Is there anything I can make with ties? 
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« Reply #172 on: August 05, 2008 11:37:27 AM »

I have seen a skirt where the top is an old pair of jeans and the skirt part is all different ties (cut to a decent length of course)

I've also seen a totebag where the ties are used - either sewn together or loose almost like a skirt over a bag.

Whatever you make it will be a great way to remember him.
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« Reply #173 on: August 05, 2008 02:09:26 PM »

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=45985.0
ive been saving ties to make this

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=17453.0

and that..

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=15811.0

sorry for your loss.
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« Reply #174 on: August 07, 2008 05:25:48 AM »

thanks for the ideas.  I think Im going to go with a purse.  Oh, what a great way to use grandpas ties.  And thanks for the the sympathy too.  Much much appreciated.
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« Reply #175 on: August 18, 2008 04:12:29 AM »

Hi Missmoppet,
I'm sorry to hear you lost your grandpa. Sad  My dad passed away unexpectedly a few years ago and I've made a couple things with his ties.  I found the process very difficult but also cathartic.

I made a purse using rickrackruby's necktie schoolbag tutorial:


I also made a couple of pillows.  I picked apart the ties and ironed the silk onto heavyweight interfacing.  Then I cut out squares to make the patchwork:


My favorite bit is the back - I used a boy's button-up shirt for the back of one of one of the pillows:


Enjoy the process and the memories of your grandpa.  We'd love to see your finished projects!

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« Reply #176 on: August 19, 2008 09:26:59 AM »

thanks.  I really like how your bag and pillows turned out.  I still havent attempted anything with the ties yet.  Ive been so busy.  I really love the look of your tie projects.  And what a great way to use ties and have a memento of my grandpa.  I will have to definantly post pics once I finish my tie purse & pillows.
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« Reply #177 on: August 19, 2008 01:02:24 PM »

Wow! I LOVE your using the boy's shirt for the back of the pillow!
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« Reply #178 on: August 25, 2008 08:34:54 PM »

When I was working, I used to go to a conference every year where we always had a formal awards dinner on the last night.  One year 2 sisters wore long skirts (the length of ties) to the dinner, made from ties.  One wore all brown ties, ( stripes, dots, and everything in between)  the other had made her skirt from blue ties.  (Their Dad had retired and gotten rid of all his ties.)  They wore silk blouses with them and they looked very formal indeed.  The points of the ties made the hem and another tie was used for the waist band, so they should be very easy to make. 
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« Reply #179 on: August 26, 2008 04:56:27 AM »

When I was working, I used to go to a conference every year where we always had a formal awards dinner on the last night.  One year 2 sisters wore long skirts (the length of ties) to the dinner, made from ties.  One wore all brown ties, ( stripes, dots, and everything in between)  the other had made her skirt from blue ties.  (Their Dad had retired and gotten rid of all his ties.)  They wore silk blouses with them and they looked very formal indeed.  The points of the ties made the hem and another tie was used for the waist band, so they should be very easy to make. 

I have a tie skirt just like that. Smiley  A member here actually made it for me!  If I wasn't huge at the moment, I would model and take a photo for you guys.
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