I can’t believe how beautiful the silk fabric is on these bow ties I’m piecing into a memorial quilt. Each tie has its own story from the Christmas themed tie to the funky 1970’s-fashion statement tie. FUN!
Here are the steps I’ve been doing to prepare the silk bow ties for piecing.
First I separate the skinny neck strip from the larger bow section of the tie.
I starch these newly liberated silk pieces to help give them some body and stabilize the silk. Be sure to lower the temperature to your “silk” setting on your iron.
Finally it is time to trim up those pieces! Each tie has a different width so I let each tie dictate how wide it wants to be. I am trimming each strip of bow tie fabric to be 5 1/2″ long.
I will be combining these strips in the coming days so stop by to see the progress!