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Ties and Corduroy Project in a box!

Monday, October 2, 2017


I started with a whole bunch of different wales of recycled corduroy. I cut them using a 6 inch square of cardboard from a cereal box. I used the cereal box because I found it quite hard to use my wide blade rotary cutter. 

Tip: When recycling clothing into new quilting projects, remove all seams and press as best you can before cutting out your shapes.

I had a bunch of ties that I had collected over several years to make this quilt. I decided to cut either ends of each tie and applique these down onto the cordduroy blocks.




This is my start of this little quilt. This is really like Christmas. I had almost completely forgotten this little quilt.

Catch ya later! 

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    1. Thanks for your interest in recycled clothing uses for quilts.

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  2. I'm anxious to see it too....how I wish I had the ties that my dad and father-in-law had because they would be wonderful to make into small memory quilts for our boys. Too late smart, which can be said about so many things.

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    1. I don't have any of my father's ties so you are not alone. Thanks for your comment Mary Anne.

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  3. Corduroy's apparently very fashionable this autumn, so you are bang on trend. These blocks just make me smile; such a clever way to use the ties.

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    1. Thank you! I love corduroy and I'm finding my additional ties to go with this quilt. Wow, I'm rarely on trend! Good to know!

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