My husband Jeff passed away in 2020. He was a suit guy for many years of his professional life which he and I fancied up with cool and unusual ties. A few years after he died I was finally getting around to sorting out his ties. I decided to make a tie runner for my dining table or the top of my buffet cabinet. The photo of Jeff’s runner is in the upper left corner.
This last month another friend asked me to create a runner for her dining table, matching the unique green of her upholstered chairs.
I created these tie art quilts by sewing the background quilt with a blender fabric or subtle batik print as the top fabric. I did a very simple angled curved quilt stitch design to stabilize the background quilt. The ties were sewn on top of this quilt. I simply sewed around the edge of each tie piece after having arranged them artistically to create a unique and beautiful design.