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Old 07-24-2008, 09:50
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Okay I got the gater bite and have been using it for awhile but I am need help with the tying part. I wanted to you ask those who use it what do they use to tie with and how to they keep it tight for a double knot
I have used thread and even a 1/8 ribbon but I at times I can't keep it tight to double knot it.

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I use elastic cord to tie with, you can pick it up at Wal-Mart pretty cheap. As far as keeping it tight, tie your double know while it's still in the gator bite. Just pull the 1st knot real tight & hold it tight to tie the second knot. Hope this makes since.
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I have tried the elastic cord, but maybe mine is too thin cause it breaks on me all the time. I have also tried 1/8 ribbon and thread, which one do you use?
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Are you using elastic thread or elastic cord? The thread is very thin.
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I use elastic cord to tie with, you can pick it up at Wal-Mart pretty cheap. As far as keeping it tight, tie your double know while it's still in the gator bite. Just pull the 1st knot real tight & hold it tight to tie the second knot. Hope this makes since.
This is exactly what I use as well. Just pull tight, but you can feel when you are pulling to tight that you will break it, i've actually broke a few a time or two. haha don't know your own strength . Just let up a tiny bit. If you are using the elastic thread, thats why, make sure you get the elastic cording. At the walmart here they are side by side.
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Default Re: ? about the gater bite

Embroidery floss (Cross-Stitch)...

I pull once to get the crease, take it off the Gator bite, and go around the bow once more to make it tighter... Works for me =)
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Thanks I'll have to try that.

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Embroidery floss (Cross-Stitch)...

I pull once to get the crease, take it off the Gator bite, and go around the bow once more to make it tighter... Works for me =)
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Default Re: ? about the gater bite

The only thing that I have found to work for me is upholstry thread. It does not break at all.
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i use upholstery thread too--no way to break that! i double knot while it is in the gator bite--works every time
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Default Re: ? about the gater bite

I wrap my floss completely around the bow so I have made a complete loop & have both ends of my floss on 1 side. When I tie it it stays put until I can get a 2nd knot in it.
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