Tie quilt. I've a bag of non-fashionable (they were at the time) ties. I was planning on doing the skirt thing, maybe a dress thing if I located enough but this looks a far better use for them. Make up about 4 of these panels and stitch them together, add a backing fabric and you've a lovely decent sized throw/blanket.
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."