King size 110 x 110
Titled: " My Dandelion In the sky "
materials used to make this quilt
- Collect used neck ties a lot 89 total
- heavy weight quilting thread
- Sissors, pins and Lg Safety pins
- Choose a solid fabric color(light color) For background(4yd) or 1 King size sheet
- King size batting for the inside of the quilt
- pk ling/large sewing needles
- sewing machine
- thin ribbon for the triming neckties/ bowtie centers
- 1 king size bed sheet for backing (Dark color)
Time Frame for making this quilt is about 2 to 3 months I worked on this quilt on weekends and collected Neckties from church members and thrift stores. (88 total)
The weight of this quilt: Approximately 20lbs
Step 1: Cut
Cut the neckties in half making 2 stacks; one with the fat ends, one with the thin
Step 2: Arrange
arrange the neck tie wide ends into a circular pattern using color patterns with simularities to make a circle.
Step 3: Attach Together
Using large quilting safety pins attach the pieces together. Thread a large needle then sew them in the desired pattern using small tight stiches.
Step 4: Center Piece
Place a large Circular piece of coordinating fabric to cause the center circle of your system; pin it down from the reverse side; flip it over then sew it to the ties.
Step 5: Center
Lay your piece in the center of your king size background fabric; pin it down using straight pins; then sew.
Step 6: Bow Ties
Time to create mini size bow ties made from the smaller tail of your original neckties. Fold these to look like a bow use the tiny ribbon to knot in the center holding the bow together. Create a stack for step 7.
Step 7: Attaching Bows
Lay the bows around the outer edges of the fabric front to create a design then using a large needle and matching thread start attaching each bow securely to the Fabric.
Step 8: Applying Ribbon
Using Fancy or dust thin ribbon and fabric glue. Outline every neck tie in the center circle itself. This makes the ties pop out. Also make a boarder around the 4 sides of the quilt with the fancy Ribbon.
Step 9: Border
Using leftover tails/small ends of the neckties to outline the quilt. I made 2 rows around.
Step 10: Backing
Use king size battery inside the quilt. Attach top, batting and dark king size sheet backing. Pin together all 3. I did a roll over boarder showing my dark fabric that matched my center circle. Your circle size will depend on how many neckties ( wide pieces) you sewed together. Machine stitched all 3 pieces together. This was not an easy quick quilt to make 99% was hand sewn using thimbles and large needles and a box of band aids.I have made 4 total all king size. I admit it was fun to make and its a great conversation piece.