Making Bias Tape with Silk Ties

Repurposing mens ties into bias binding
Repurposing mens ties into bias binding

I love being part of a small group of artists – you get to know the people much better than attending a formal meeting. You can actually talk to each other and get to know the work. One of the women was cutting up silk ties. Why, I asked?

She cuts them into strips for bias binding. What a smart idea. They are useful for clothing, which she makes herself – beautifully, or for quilts.

Surfing the internet found me this tutorial from the Instructables website – Re-purposing men’s ties into bias tape..

Silk ties are easy to find. Raid your husband’s stash, which he doesn’t use any more. Explore thrift stores – piles to chose from.

What a good idea.