Create something with neck ties
My father recently passed away and I have all of his ties. I can't bare to part with them. I would love some suggestions on what I could do with them.
You can make a quilt or pillow with the ties. Do a search for quilt from ties to get some ideas. I've made "memory" pillows for clients before. I open up the ties, gently wash by hand and when they are dry press them. I've had the best success sewing the tie fabric on to a sturdy fabric like muslin or an existing pillowcase cut to the size you want your pillow.
As Mary said you can make a quilt and you could also add pictures of him on the quilt including any where he is wearing one of the ties that are in the quilt
Several years ago, I sewed neckties on pieces of muslin and made a tailored vest. I'm not sure if I still have it but if I do, I'll pass along a photo!
A Christmas Tree skirt would be something you could hand down...make sure to embroidery his name and birth/death dates on anything you make.
I was at a craft show before the holidays, and a woman there had made large flower brooches out of neckties. I don't know how she did it, but maybe an internet search would give you directions.
I too think a memory quilt would be wonderful. I'd cut a square from each tie and make a pattern to complete the quilt.
I viewed a tie sew in pleats and worn as a scarf over a blouse....like wearing a tie but more classy...Lady wore it when she wore her work suit....looked very cool..If you google...you might be able to find it....Good luck..