Although unproven, many believe that quilts were hung on clotheslines and draped over porch railings to send messages to fleeing slaves.
As the slaves travelled their clothing became tattered and torn which drew unwanted attention.
This quilt-in-the-hoop block has also been published as:
"Necktie" Kansas City Star, Feb. 3, 1932
"Bow Tie", Kansas City Star (Bow Tie in Pink and White) Feb. 22, 1956
"Necktie", Nancy Cabot, Chicago City Tribune
"Necktie", Ladies Art Company, Pattern 119
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Machine instructions for 4, 5 and 8 inch blocks
Complete step by step instructions with photos of every step from hooping to binding
Block for use with Electric Quilt
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PES, VIP, VP3, HUS, JEF, EXP, SHV, DST, Singer Triple X