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Old 01-12-2011, 03:15
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Default Korkers (how much ribbon?)

I have never made Korkers before... and I have used the search button but just comeing up with those that are forsale

I have read up on the process of how to kork and thats not a problem but what I do need to know is how much ribbon (korked and pre-korked) do I need for different sized korkers? And is is 3/8" or 1/4"?

I am looking for Minis (that are 1.5" about) and large 3-4" korkers

anyhelp is really REALLY appreciated. I need to order ribbon like ASAP!
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:26
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Default Re: Korkers (how much ribbon?)

For minis I would definitely use the 1/4 inch.

3/8 inch for the 3"-4" pieces.

Hmmmm cant really tell you exactly how much ribbon because I dont know how many you want and how long your dowel is etc. Sorry!
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:45
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Default Re: Korkers (how much ribbon?)

I use 3/8 ribbon for all my korkers (2", 3" & 4"). My dowels are around 20 inches long (I bought them from home depot and sawed them in half) and they are 1/4 in. thick. I use about 2 & a half yards of ribbon per dowel. HTH!
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:51
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Default Re: Korkers (how much ribbon?)

I agree with the pp. I just clip the end of the ribbon to the top of the dowel and wrap without taking it off the spool. Then bake it. For a 2" I cut the korkers 2" etc. HTH
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:55
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Default Re: Korkers (how much ribbon?)

Thanks for the help but I guess I wasnt clear.. how much ribbon does it take to make one korker?
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:44
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Default Re: Korkers (how much ribbon?)

i bought 5 meters of ribbon one day in a pack and it made 1 x 100mm wide korker. it was 5 colours with 25 peices in it

hth i don't know the conversion of meters to feet/inches sorry
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:39
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Default Re: Korkers (how much ribbon?)

I generally use 3/8" and 5/8" for my korkers.

Each ribbon is about 4" long and I get about 4 from each dowel and I use about 6 dowels.

So, I get about 24 strands at 4" long = 96"
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Default Re: Korkers (how much ribbon?)

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I have never made Korkers before... and I have used the search button but just comeing up with those that are forsale

I have read up on the process of how to kork and thats not a problem but what I do need to know is how much ribbon (korked and pre-korked) do I need for different sized korkers? And is is 3/8" or 1/4"?

I am looking for Minis (that are 1.5" about) and large 3-4" korkers

anyhelp is really REALLY appreciated. I need to order ribbon like ASAP!
Did you ever get a good answer to your question? I would love to know how much flat ribbon in yards, I need to make each size of korker bow too.

For example: If I making one 2" korker bow with 30 individual korker pieces, how much ribbon do I have to start with?
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:24
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Default Re: Korkers (how much ribbon?)

I can't really tell you how much pre korked ribbon I use I just wrap it around the dowel and cut it when I get to the end . For a 3 inch korker I cut 35 pieces of korked ribbon and for a 4 inch korker I cut 45 pieces of korked ribbon and I use 3/8 ribbon for both sizes . Hth
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:33
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Default Re: Korkers (how much ribbon?)

A full 3/8 ribbon 3 inch korker = 6 yards. Mine are full and pretty
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