What can I do with my husband's old ties?

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  • Joy Joy on Mar 31, 2017
    If you quilt make a tie quilt. Take to a seniors center for others or donate to a thrift shop. but don't throw away they are a very expensive accessory.
  • Laura Fondren Laura Fondren on Apr 01, 2017
    I absolutely love this idea of covering an ottoman.
  • Jud15419133 Jud15419133 on Apr 01, 2017
    I have also seen a skirt made from ties.
  • 9589882 9589882 on Apr 03, 2017
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  • Gerri Haumschild Gerri Haumschild on Apr 03, 2017
    silk ties are bias cut..excellent for trim. ask any sexist.
  • Nancy Wilson Nancy Wilson on Apr 04, 2017
    Check Pinterest for dying Easter eggs with silk ties.
  • Patti Mixdorf Patti Mixdorf on Apr 05, 2017
    I've seen throw pillows done with ties and shirts.
  • If you check Etsy or Pinterest, people make flowers from neckties, either for brooches, hair clips, on stems for arrangements.
  • Susan Bechamp Susan Bechamp on Apr 06, 2017
    Use as you would any other scraps of fabric. Just keep in mind that some ties are fragile and can't be washed with heavy duty fabric items. That said,
    1). Silk ties can be cut into interesting shapes and appliqued onto a larger item. (For example: cut a tie into the shape of a canoe, another in the shape of a tree, yet another becomes the creek. Layer them together then applique it onto a pillow).
    2). Refurbish the worn out inside lining of your suitcase and extend its useable life. (This creates an unexpected burst of color when you open it up).
    3). Take advantage of the narrow strips and make draft socks for exterior doors.
    4). Try weaving a basket from old ties.
  • Susan Axsom Curtis Susan Axsom Curtis on Apr 09, 2017
    Cut them open and then stitch the strip together for a table cloth or runner or cut to size for place-mats
    If you have grown children make quilted throws and pillows.
    Think of them as free fabric.
  • Shawn Shawn on Jul 23, 2017
    I don't know about old ties but you can get some beautiful new ones at ashernewyork.com