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Hi! I just purchased loads of ribbon and I'm ready to delve into making lots of pinwheel and boutique bows. Up until now, I have been using florist's wire to tie off the center of the bow. I can't seem to get the wire tight enough to keep the center pinched together to my liking. I have been searching for the stretchcord, but my Wal-Mart no longer carries it. All I have found is stretchy cord (.7mm or .5mm) that is used for stringing beads. Does anyone know how I can either (1) find some stretch cord, (2) keep my wire tight, or (3) use another method that works : ) Thanks so much!!

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Upholstery thread
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Other people also like using dental floss.
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LOVE waxed dental floss!!! It never breaks & the wax actually helps hold the creases before while you wind & tie off.

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embroidery floss (Cross-stitch) or sew...
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Upholstery thread

I 2nd this!! I was using floss and could not get it tight enough. The upholstery thread allows me to pull extremely tight and it doesn't break. It is pretty cheap at walmart!
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Thank you all SOOOOOO much! I can't believe how many responses I've received so quickly Is embroidery floss the same thing that you cross stitch with or is it something different?? I have plenty cross stitch floss.
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yeaps, like I've posted...

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Thank you all SOOOOOO much! I can't believe how many responses I've received so quickly Is embroidery floss the same thing that you cross stitch with or is it something different?? I have plenty cross stitch floss.
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I bought the stretchcord at walmart.....and basically wasted .97 cents..lol I do not use it....GO WITH THE EMBROIDERY FLOSS...that is what I use!
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Hello. If you like working with the wire..... Get a pair of needle nose pliers. Just twist the wire as you normally would and then put the two wire ends together and pinch and hold with the pliers. Then twist the bow while the pliers are held steady. Beware of how tight you get it.... It will get so tight that the wire will break. HTH


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Hi! I just purchased loads of ribbon and I'm ready to delve into making lots of pinwheel and boutique bows. Up until now, I have been using florist's wire to tie off the center of the bow. I can't seem to get the wire tight enough to keep the center pinched together to my liking. I have been searching for the stretchcord, but my Wal-Mart no longer carries it. All I have found is stretchy cord (.7mm or .5mm) that is used for stringing beads. Does anyone know how I can either (1) find some stretch cord, (2) keep my wire tight, or (3) use another method that works : ) Thanks so much!!

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