I admit it: the skinny end of the tie seems to me to be more trouble
than it's worth. You don't get much fabric out of them, and you have to fuss
to get even that . When I get a tie and I want to process it to use in my
crazy piecing, I usually cut the tie in half at the center seam and throw the
skinny end into a scrap bag. I have several paper grocery bags full of
skinny tie ends. What to do with them?
When I was called upon (with very
short notice) to make the award ribbons for the second needlework
competition held at the LeDuc House in Hastings, Minnesota, I decided to use up some
of these skinny tie ends.
As you can see in the photo below, I used three skinny tie ends to dangle
below the award disk. I printed out the competition logo onto fabric and
used fusible web to attach it to a hexagon cut out of stiff tag board. I
applied a backing and a pin back, and so nine skinny tie ends have been removed
from my stash! It's a beginning.