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Old 06-05-2010, 08:35
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Default Re: My korkers are driving me insane!!!

When I make my korkers, I sew them as well... I go through the korker 3 or 4 times and sometimes I stab myself with the needle a couple of times in the process! They are extremely hard at times to sew through and I agree with everyone that using a hard service and pliers work wonders... and I have MANY bent and broken needles... recommend a big thick embroidery needle... HTH
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Default Re: My korkers are driving me insane!!!

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Originally Posted by Kricket View Post
Pliers and a very hard surface. I use an old tile. I use the tile to push the needle thru and then I use the pliers to grip it. Works like a charm. Make sure your needles has a good weight to it. LOL I have broken a lot.
Let me know it that makes sense.
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:08
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Default Re: My korkers are driving me insane!!!

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How did you make out?
I couldn't get the needle back thru after bringing it back to the backside. I'm using 1/8 ribbon so it seems impossible to line it up just right. BUT I played with them a bit and I think they are secure. I think I am just too much of a perfectionist! LOL I'd post pics but I have no idea how!
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