I finished editing Part Two of my Upcycled Silk Patchwork Scarf videos. Since we are near the Holidays I’m not adding other links at this time. I also have another upcycled project I will be starting on soon to share so I had to make sure I got this uploaded now!
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.