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Old 03-27-2009, 07:56
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Default Attaching korkers

Okay, I usually attach my korkers to french barrettes, because I think they are sturdier that way. How do you attach yours to alligator clips? When I do, they feel really floppy-like they are to heavy for the clip.

Keep in mind that my korkers are about 3 inches in diameter-about 30 pieces of ribbon, and I don't put any sort of center knot in them.

What I like to do is sew the korker to the ribbon that I plan on lining the clip with, then glueing the ribbon to the clip. KWIM? Is there a better way?
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:41
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Default Re: Attaching korkers

I actually came here to ask a similar question. I was wondering what people most attached the korkers too so I will be interested in hearing your responses. I ususally use the plastic barrettes but was wondering if the alligator clips would work too. Not sure how well they would stay in.
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:03
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Default Re: Attaching korkers

I use hot glue on my alli clips & it holds them just fine. I usually use anywhere from 35-40 2" korkers, so they tend to be a bit pouffy (sp?), I haven't had one fall off an alli clippie yet.
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Default Re: Attaching korkers

Thank you.

I'll try lining the clip first and then gluing the korker to the clip.
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Default Re: Attaching korkers

There was a posting about this not too long ago and I can not find it. What size french clips would you use for a 3.5" korker bow? I have only used alligator clips. Thanks!!
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:41
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Default Re: Attaching korkers

After I sew my korkers, I flip them over to see the bottom. I take the bottom ribbon and stretch it out to make it flat. Then, I set the alligator clip on that ribbon and line the alligator clip with it. It's MUCH sturdier that way. You're attaching the clip to the ribbon that is already sewn to the korker. It's sure not to fall off.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:32
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Default Re: Attaching korkers

I glue mine onto the clip....and then I use one of the ribbons from the korker to glue around the inside of the clip to secure it even more.


Molly--your korkers are beautiful!!
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:26
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Default Re: Attaching korkers

I guess I am the rebel, I do put a knot in the center of mine. I make a very tight knot with two or three others quite close next to it then flatten my korker in the center with one hand and then glue the very tightly tied ribbon down in the center. BC it has tightly tied knots, it doesnt affect the fullness. I line just the outside of the alligator clip and leave the inside part loose, then I pull the free ends of the ribbon TIGHT and glue it on the inside of the clip and then finish lining the inside of the clip........they stay just find and b.c the center ribbon has been tied so tight, it is small and doesnt affect the fullness.
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Default Re: Attaching korkers

I made some small korker bows and want to attach them to a larger clip, but you can see the clip, any suggestions?
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:41
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Default Re: Attaching korkers

I love all of the ideas for attaching the korkers, which brings me to another question. Do you stack the ribbon prior to sewing or do you stagger it (criss-cross)? Does that make sense? I can't figure out what will work for me. I can't make any of mine look goodn or full.
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