This project has been in a in for a few years. Was in one of favorite thrift store and they were having a sale... whatever you could fit in brown supermarket bag for a few bucks. I bought EVERY 100% silk tie they had... just knew there was some kinda project in them. I cut them off at about the middle... about narrowest part. Opened them up and then started randomly sewing them back together. Kept the finished large point. Ended up with a lot of stubs left over and a donut of pure silk probably 6'+ across. Used stubs to make a patch to fill the donut hole. Back in my college days, woulda made a "groovy" skirt?!?
Once I got to that point... what to do?? At the time, had 2 big goofy dogs that I made mistake of allowing on furniture... so knew a throw woulda been THREADS in no time.
I'm NOT a precision quilter by any means. Doubt it's even truly round. Have thoughts on finishing... both will include yard sale or thrift store finds. Have a heavy, 100$ cotton coverlet ($3 at yards sale) in off-white color. Thinking of laying top out, pinning the HECK out of it, sewing where points come together... then tacking here and there. Then trimming to as large a circle as I can go and putting some kinda binding on it. Or if it fits well on queen-sized coverlet, just attaching.
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In center of quilt is oldest DB neck tie he wore for senior pic. and he is 75 now i will cherish this for ever. I bound it with blanket binding and knotted.This message has been edited. Last edited by: emb115724,
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That is so pretty! I would piece a normal binding of all the scrappy bits, and have a multi-colored binding or do what my friend did, and pick your favorite color in the quilt and match a cotton or silk binding to that color.
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I'm gonna assume (bad idea) the photo you show is not the quilt you are asking about. You seem to be talking about a circular quilt in your question. Right? BTW the quilt in the photo is WOW, wild and wonderful.
When I checked for images of necktie quilts on the Internet, it seems many of the circular quilts were joined (appliqued?) on to other plain fabrics and then squared off and finished as you would a square quilt.
My first thought was to create triangles between the tie tips before doing anything else. You'd have a closed circle and could just add batting and backing to finish it off with just the binding as your edge. Not very imaginative.