Rae's Dad's Tie Quilt by thousandpinesmargy: "This is a lap size quilt I made for a friend of my daughter, whose Dad had recently passed away. He had been a very nice dresser, wearing a tie for almost any occasion. This quilt uses about 90 of his ties, only one piece from almost all of them."

Rae's Dad's Tie Quilt by thousandpinesmargy uses about 90 ties, only one piece from almost all of them. HSTs with contrast white, or use dark tones for more masculine quilted throw.

All quilts have a story. Check out these keepsake quilting projects meant to preserve memories, celebrate a loved one or honor a family's heritage.

Keepsake Quilting: Preserve Memories with Fabric

This quilt was made for a friend who had recently lost her father. She had his neckties, but didn't want to give them away or stash them in a closet, sweet. Good idea for dad's ties

Save your old neckties and make a quilt ...... this is very cool!

Necktie quilt by Shirley Parsons, photo by Sandy Slaymaker, 2013 Nebraska State Fair. A great design, and the white background highlights the colors in the ties. the maker even added tie labels between the blocks!

Renay's Tie Quilt is now a pattern

Renay's Tie Quilt is now a pattern (Deb Rowden's Thrift Shop Quilts)

Nancy Sturgeon advises, "Start collecting your family ties before they are thrown away or donated to charity."

Love this tie quilt that also uses shirtings and recreates the look of "shirt & tie". Nancy Sturgeon advises, "Start collecting your family ties before they are thrown away or donated to charity.

Brick pattern tie quilt - this one is very masculine. Maybe use white instead of black?

Brick pattern tie quilt - this one is very masculine. First tie quilt that I liked.

REMEMBER YOUR MEN:  Quilt made with men's neckties -- IMG_2823 (Large)  <3  GRIEF SHARE:  Plantation United Methodist Church, 1001 NW 70 Avenue, Plantation, FL  33313.  (954) 584-7500.

Quilt Made From Silk Ties. What a fun Idea for all those missionary ties!

My little mini exchange made it and good friend of mind got it at our Christmas party couple years ago. More

My little mini exchange made it and good friend of mind got it at our Christmas party couple years ago.

Shirt and tie quilt made from 15x18 inch blocks of men's shirts and ties

Corbatas Shirt and tie quilt made from inch blocks of men's shirts and ties

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