Franceska Creations
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Tips on recycling neckties and on clothing construction for quilters from an award-winning designer.
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PO Box 54, Old Mission, Michigan 49673
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Ties for embellishing

Neckties provide a source for a variety of embellishments, both for quilts and for clothing.  Some possibilities:  Use the tips as you would use prairie points; make yo-yos from silk neckties - they will stay fresh forever; flowers from silk ties shine and last forever; use the fabric for fusible appliques.

Jacket from quilted fabric

A quick way to prepare fabric for a jacket is to "quilt" it to muslin or well-washed flannel.  Then cut out your jacket pieces - fronts and back at least, assemble, and line the jacket.  You can do "whole cloth" or create patchwork.  You will need a piece at least 30" x 70" or equivalent for most sizes (fronts and back only).



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