Design and cut a pattern:
Close up of pattern:
Start cutting the ties up:
Piecing the strips together:
First square sewed:
Six squares sewed:
20 squares sewed:
20 squares with knotting detail:
After trimming the squares so that they were all around the same size, and laying them out and labeling them so that if they get mixed up you'll always know where square A1 or D5 goes, the sewing of the squares in to strips can happen:
Now, each strip can be sewn vertically to the next strip in line. If you want to add spacers as we did when sewing each square together you can.
Here's the finished quilt top. Under it will go batting (100% cotton) and backing.
I'm almost done with the quilting part and then I can start binding the edges. If you look over to the left there are all these little white dots because I pin-basted it instead of basting with thread.
Finished Necktie Quilt
(As seen on Ryan Seacrest's website!)
All quilts by kate are one-of-a-kind originals. A quilt like this would be priced at $650.00.
Done and hung at mom and dad's: