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Thread: Want to make fabric basket w/rope or cording

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    Senior Member CAJAMK's Avatar
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    I saw a video you youtube from Crafty Gemini about making these baskets. I went to Walmart but all I saw was nylon rope. You have to have 3/16 (or so) cotton rope or cording. Instead of running around to a bunch of different stores in this hot weather. Does anyone know where I can find either one?

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    Maybe a hardware store?

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    I bought it some time ago (over a year), but I found some "green" cotton clothesline at Walmart. I will try to get out to my studio later today and look at the brand name and will post it for you.

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    look for cotton clothes lines. it will be around the ropes.

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    My grocery store has it!

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    An alternative is cording used for upholstery projects - they sell it at Joann's or find a local upholstery shop and buy it by the box = cheaper by buying in bulk.

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    Hardware store - I know they have it at Lowe's / Home Depot. Be careful if you use the upholstery cording - they sell a plastic version (DON'T USE) - it will become brittle and break.


    Can't wait to see you bowl!

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    Tjhey have it at the dollar stores as well as the hardware stores just be sure it is cotton.

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    Even grocery stores carry the cotton; it's just clothes line to hang your clothes on. I've made them before.

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    Quilt shops carry this rope.

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    It is sold by the yard or the spool in many ribbon/notion sections of fabric stores, etc. I buy the 1/4" kind usually.

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    I bought a lot from Dollar Tree and Dollar General here in NC! I've used different sizes with success but it needs to be cotton :)

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    the clothesline will be with the ironing stuff I believe that's where i found it

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    I've used both clothes line(found at local hardware store) and cording used in upholstery that I got at Joanne's. Your results will vary depending on how thick and how stiff the cording is. I have been using some tobacco cording for my bowls, my sister lives in Kentucky and brought some to me. It's on the softer more flexible side but works great. have fun

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    I've found it by the irons, at Wal-mart.

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    I found mine in the hardware section of Walmart ... it was simple clothesline.

    A LQS sells the same thing, possibly bought at Walmart or Kmart and repackaged, for a lot more.

    ali

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    I had trouble finding it too. Finally found it at the dollar store (the ones that are over a dollar). Just keep checking I saw it several more times after I got my first one. Hardware store and Walmart finally got it in after my first shopping trip.

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    Lowes has it
    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blogs/m...ear-79671.html

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    I use the poly rope it works great.
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