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Old 04-04-2010, 04:53
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I wanna try elastic thread. Cause I think it would be easier to kinda adjust so it's in the middle, kwim?
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:06
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I used it for a while but it broke over and over so I quit.
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:09
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I use elastic thread that I get at HL. I always wrap it around the bow 2 -3 times, then tie a double knot. I can wiggle it around afterwards to make sure everything is even. Then I usually put a dot of hot glue under a fold on each side to make sure the bow doesn't move around. I've tried sewing, using thread and floss and found that the elastic thread works the best for me (but I don't make butterflies or loopy boutique bows or whatever you guys call them - mainly tails-down pinwheels).
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:33
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I have tried a few things also and I now use a waxed linen cord. It is in the jewelry section of HL and now at michaels. It is fairly cheap and is on sale quite a bit. I find it is strong and a bit less waxy than floss-also it comes in white, brown and black-perfect for korkers-it is hard to see the cord.
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I have switched to elastic thread. Love it. I can fix all my mistakes Then... I tie an extra wrap of embrodiery thread for hold. I am afraid the elastic will break over time.
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:38
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I use floral wire from Michael's, but I have been looking into the elastic thread. I am not sure about the whole CPSIA thing and the wire, does anyone know if it is safe? I have tried several things and I can't seem to tie the bows as fast with the other, and I can't tie a knot with thread to save my life!!
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:40
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I use crochet thread/cotton that I got at Walmart. I double it so it's extra durable and strong and won't break. It's very inexpensive, works really well, and lasts forever. Even when I tie bows that have layered ribbons, the crochet thread withstands all the tightening and pulling I do to get it as tight as possible. Here is what it looks like: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...RODID=prd36317

This is what I use for my puffs and my bows.
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I use crochet cotton. I use white. I get it at Michaels, but here is a link from Joann.com. It lasts a long time. I just precut a ton of pieces so I don't have to deal with it every time I need some. It is strong, but I have had it to break once or twice on me when I was pulling it super, super tight. I use the salon clips with the hair-hardware figure 8. I tie it around twice through the clip, pull it tight, and knot it several times. Then, after it is off the clip, I wrap it around several times and tie more knots. I even stack the bows on top of each other and use the string to tie them together. I ALWAYS sew all the bows though - through the middle and through the stack.

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I have tried everything literally and what I like best is sheer ribbon and bowdabra bow wire,the wire is thick so it doesn't break off and gets the crease good and tight,same for the sheer ribbon.I like the elastic thread but I guess I pull to hard because it breaks.I also have to crease while I tie which I don't have to do with the sheer or bowdabra bow wire.
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I use quilting thread too - it is super strong and slick so it slides right through. It isn't super thick either.
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