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Old 02-08-2010, 05:12
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I use embroidery floss. I used to do cross stitch and bought more floss than I would ever use and now it comes in handy!! I don't think I will run out of floss for years!! lol
I like the embroidery floss, but I find it breaks when I pull hard to tighten it.
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:41
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I got this exact same stuff from Walmart too. I like it, but I have noticed that when I add the center ribbon if it's flat and not knotted I can see this thread through because its a bit thicker. Do you notice that at all?
This weekend I made a bunch of bows with the flat center and the thread didn't show through. I use the Gator Bite, so when I tie it I bring the thread up from the bottom to the top and tie it, but no in a knot so it lies flat. Then, I turn over the Gator Bite and tie several knots before I cut the thread. I learned that if I only tie it once or twice that it will slip out of the knot and come undone.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:01
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I started with thick beading elastic & switched to fishing line & Love it! it works great for me, & you get a lot for cheap!
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I second the elastic thread. I used to do the wire, but after reading on here about the elastic thread I tried it and LOVE it!
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:25
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I use quilting thread!
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I used elastic thread but found I could not pull it tight enough to get the creases I wanted without it breaking. I found some elastic cording that is used for jewlery making in Hancock fabric. IT is Awesome. I get the perfect crease everytime.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:36
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Organza is the same as sheer, right? I got some from Walmart and when I tried to tie my bow off it tore and I had to start all over... Bad brand maybe?

I tried the floss, but 1.) It hurts my fingers and 2.) I don't want my bow smelling minty. hehe I've heard people say they have found floss that isn't minty so maybe I need to just keep searching for it.

Thanks for all the help so far!!!
You need elastic thread. They sell it at Walmart, and HL. It works perfect. But, if you are using UB ribbon, you may want to sew it after, because the ribbon may slip.
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I also use the elastic thread from Walmart. I works really well.
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:57
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I've tried embroidry floss but it just doesn't pull tight enough and really hurts my hands. I have just started using 1/4 inch organza and it is fantastic. I've been able to get a nice center and as long as I tie my first knot super tight the center doesn't have to be sewn after the starching and baking. I've pulled on the loops to see if it would undo and it doesn't....okay, maybe if I used all of my super strength...
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:08
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Thanks girls! What is the brand and name of the elastic thread I should get from Walmart?

I will try the organza again, but it didn't seem to work well for me.
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