Necktie Social

SewCalGal ( did an article about my Necktie Social project on her blog! 

I have no idea why I myself hadn’t done one yet, but I really appreciate her article — and she writes some really good ones. 

Please go read up about it and if you’re able, help us out. The block packets come ready to stitch with simple instructions and pre-cut pieces, and you can specify whether you want to do a Crazy Quilt block or a Bow Tie block for our current projects. You can also make a block of your choosing and send it in — we welcome all kinds and will definitely use anything we can get. 

We also could really use donations of batting, backings, lightweight fusible interfacing, and muslin as well as any neckties you can get the men in your lives to part with. And definitely consider volunteering to make some blocks for us. Necktie SocialHere’s a picture of a block from the Bow Tie quilt currently being constructed. See, it’s easy! You could make several in no time, and be helping out a great cause.

If working with neckties just isn’t your thing, we also have another charity event in full swing right now called The Wild West Scavenger Hunt. For this one, you get a free pattern no matter what, but if you choose to help us out with our charity project, you qualify to win some great prizes. It’s a play-at-your-own-pace internet game that’s really fun and easy. Check it out here: Wild West Scavenger Hunt.

Published in: on July 22, 2009 at 9:37 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. I think your charity projects (and your store) are delightful, just like you!

    Maybe someday you could write a tutorial for your blocks. And add any hints for making ties into quilts (e.g. do you need to use any special stablizer?).


    • That’s a fantastic idea! Now to find enough time! But I’d really really like to do that … it’s off to a good enough start because I’ve written instructions for the Necktie Social blocks already! No hill for a stepper . . .

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