Thursday, March 10, 2011

How to Quilt Using a 100% Silk Tie: How to Breakdown a Tie for Quilting

I'm going to show you the best way to break down a 100% Silk tie, to prepare for quilting.
In most cases, it is perfectly ok to throw your ties in the wash, using a gentle cycle. Ties are one article of clothing that are rarely washed so you may want to do that before handling.
First of all you want to cut the threads holding the back of the tie closed.
They are really easy to just snip and pull out.
Once you have your tie open, just press it and trim the edges. You may be surprised at how much fabric you can get from a tie!

Next you need to affix the tie, which is very thin and slippery on its own, to a non-woven fusible interfacing, available at any craft/fabric store. This will add stabil