Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday Tip: Keep Ribbon from Unraveling

Have you ever gone to your ribbon stash and found a big mess? Ribbon has this tendency to unravel which makes finding the spool that you're looking for difficult. To keep my ribbon from unraveling, I cut a small slit into the cardboard of the spool and tuck the ribbon end into the slit. This tends to work best for narrow ribbon, but you can try it with different widths to see which ones work best. It works super well with baker's twine and linen thread.

Thursday Tip Guest Stars: 1/8" Real Red Taffeta (119251), Blushing Bride Stitched Grosgrain (131209), Calypso Coral Baker's Twine (125573)

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  1. How wonderfully simple is that idea, yet I have not thought of it. Thanks

  2. Hello!

    How simple and logical - perfection! I will fix all of my ribbons spools today! Thank you!


    Barbara Diane

  3. I've been doing this for a couple of years now, but you have a much wider audience! Thanks for sharing!

  4. WOW!! Such a simple solution to a big problem! How did I NOT think of this?!?! Thank you for sharing!!

  5. Guest Stars.... Too Funny Brenda... Loved it...


  6. What a great time for you to post this tip!! I have been cleaning and purging my stamp room the last couple of days....and I will fix all of my ribbon!!! Thanks!!!

  7. Oh for goodness' sake... why did I not know that/think of that?! Geesh. Taking palm and smacking it upside my head, lol. Duh. Thank YOU for sharing!!!!

  8. Love this I've said before, Oprah has her "aha" moments, mine are more like "DUH" moments....

  9. I'm a little late to the party.......however, your idea of putting a slit in the cardboard is genius!!! Thanks so much!! .......and my ribbon drawers thank you!!!
    Carole from Chicago