I’ve basically finished an Upcycled Silk Patchwork Scarf – I can “quilt” or stitch it together a bit more but I have done a good chunk of it.
Squee! I am so ready for cool weather with this – it’s going to be nice and warm. I used a mix of old ties from my father and husband, a couple second hand store ties, some raw silk remnants from my mother’s stash, and silk decor fabrics I picked up at Goodwill. I tried my hand at video blogging my thoughts and process in prepping for the project here:
Please comment if you have questions about anything. I plan to do another video with further tips and explanations of how I approached this but have to get through the Chaska Quilt Expo next week first. I do have to tell you right now though that it’s a mind-‘splode switching back to quilting cottons after sewing silk on the bias, the cottons are so much more stable! (duh… right?)
Here are a few other “working with ties” or silks videos or blogs I looked at while preppng my own fabrics. Just about everyone has a different approach of course. Surprise, surprise!
These 2 have some great tips, and they have fun!
Beautiful scarf project made from mostly old kimono fabric:
Chatterbox Quilts – no info on washing but great shots.
Harvesting silk ties from mamaka Mills
String Block from Ties, they don’t wash first but excellent vid
Memory Quilt using ties
Foundation piecing quilt blocks with old ties on foundation
More about “burn testing” fabrics