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Old 04-02-2009, 07:30
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Default Re: Is there a trick to tying a knot on a korker?

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I switched from embroidery thread to elastic string like they show in the RR demo. I found it SO much easier to tie a TIGHT knot with the elastic and I don't even need to hold my finger in the center. It also gives some flexibility to even out the korkers after. Once I get it set just the way I like it, I wrap it with the string a few times and tie another knot. So far so good!

If you are concerned about the korkers falling out after you could aways run a stitch or two through the center after it's tied.

Good luck! ~Amy
I use elastic thread too. I tried everything else, but have had great success with the elastic thread. It makes it easy and they don't slip out.
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Default Re: Is there a trick to tying a knot on a korker?

Cute kids!!

**Do they really not slip out?? I haven't been able to make them where they stay in place-which is why I started sewing them. Man, though. I get tired of sewing them.

Maybe I have the wrong type of thread.
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Cute kids!!

**Do they really not slip out?? I haven't been able to make them where they stay in place-which is why I started sewing them. Man, though. I get tired of sewing them.

Maybe I have the wrong type of thread.
Thanks! No, unless you REALLY try to pull them, they don't slip. I love the elastic thread. It is kind of like the one they use to hold the shoes together in a shoe department, i.e. Target, Wal-mart. I found something similar to that at Hancock Fabrics. I used to use embroidery thread and I was able to even the korker out like that, but they would slip out eventually. With the elastic, I can't tug on them to give them shape...I have to trim them with scissors.
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Default Re: Is there a trick to tying a knot on a korker?

I learned a trick from my grandma that when you are tying the first knot/loop of a knot...lol (I have no clue how to word it) you wrap around/through twice and it will hold very tight so you don't need any assistance And then you just tie the second loop/knot normal. Works with everything.
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Okay, I'll try the elastic thread. I took a mini-break from making korkers because I was tired of pricking myself with the needle! And the needles dull so fast after going thru all of that ribbon!
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Default Re: Is there a trick to tying a knot on a korker?

I have a korker box and when it comes time to tie it all up the korkers get all bent out of shape and fall apart. I use about 35 2-2 1/2" korkers. I got so frustrated with it that I stared using embroidery thread and that holds them well together but I do not like having to figure out where my center will be to tie it all together once I am done. I hate making korkers. Mine do not do well.

Molly...yours are gorgeous and so are your children.

Here is a pic of mine. I hate it. Any tips are welcomed.

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