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christine
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Joined: 25 May 2004
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Location: New Jersey
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10:14 am Jul 10, 2004

Confused Ladies I need some advice. I have finished stitching a design suitable for a bell pull. I have never done one before. My question is should I assemble it with hardware at the top and the bottom, or just hang it from hardware at the top. It is a long one, (30inches) and something says to anchor it on top and bottom. It is a lovely piece stitched by my round robin group and want to show it. thanks , chris

If you have any other ideas please advise
Bettye Cutting
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Joined: 19 Jun 2004
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Location: Bossier City, La.
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12:38 am Jul 12, 2004

I also have done bell pulls, both about 30" so I do understand. I much prefer the hardware on both the top and the bottom of the pull. The added weight of the bottom hardware will "stretch" the bell pull out and make it smoother. I will just look so much better with both top AND bottom weight. But this is MY opinion. Good luck.
Bettye:
christine
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Location: New Jersey
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8:14 am Jul 12, 2004

Very Happy Bettye, thanks for your reply. I thought using the anchor on top and bottom was the way to go. Glad to hear you have done bellpulls before. Glad also to meet an older stitcher. I have "only" been stitching for 23 years. It is certainly addictive. I do have a few ufos hanging around, but I do prefer to finish one before starting another. If I am involved in a sal ( stitchalong) or a rr, I do something else between mailings. Enjoy your stiltching, chris
cindyz
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Joined: 24 May 2004
Posts: 27
Location: Denver
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10:13 am Jul 12, 2004

Christine,

I have done a couple of bell pulls and on one, I put in a lead weight in the bottom in the shape of a triangle as the bottom was pointed. This worked quite well also. In this particular design, I could not use any hardware on the bottom.

Cindy

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Originally posted by christine
Very Happy Bettye, thanks for your reply. I thought using the anchor on top and bottom was the way to go. Glad to hear you have done bellpulls before. Glad also to meet an older stitcher. I have "only" been stitching for 23 years. It is certainly addictive. I do have a few ufos hanging around, but I do prefer to finish one before starting another. If I am involved in a sal ( stitchalong) or a rr, I do something else between mailings. Enjoy your stiltching, chris
christine
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Joined: 25 May 2004
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Location: New Jersey
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10:43 am Jul 12, 2004

Smile Cindy, thanks for your tip. I could finish mine at the bottom with a point if I chose. I may do that. I appreciate all the nice replies I have received.christine
cindyz
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Joined: 24 May 2004
Posts: 27
Location: Denver
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10:51 am Jul 12, 2004

If you can not find a weight in the proper shape, just get a large lead fishing weight and you can hammer it into the appropriate thickness and size. I used my husband's T-square tool to keep it in the proper shape.
Judy K`
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7:10 pm Jul 12, 2004

I just finished a bell pull also so was very interested in all the advice and experience info. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with mine either. I love the fishing weight idea.
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Originally posted by christine
Confused Ladies I need some advice. I have finished stitching a design suitable for a bell pull. I have never done one before. My question is should I assemble it with hardware at the top and the bottom, or just hang it from hardware at the top. It is a long one, (30inches) and something says to anchor it on top and bottom. It is a lovely piece stitched by my round robin group and want to show it. thanks , chris

If you have any other ideas please advise
Very Happy
MJ
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Joined: 23 Mar 2004
Posts: 14
Location: Austin, TX
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5:19 pm Jul 14, 2004

Curtain weights are also lead. A couple of them would more than do the job. I have some around but can't find them now and don't remember if they were round or square. My point was going to be that you might be going to a store that sells drapery supplies sooner than you're going to a tackle shop, but the funny thing is that my sewing box (where the weights should be) IS actually a tackle box and I just realized that it would make a great box for cross stitching supplies too! It's a hideous color but it's called an "Over and Under". There's a shallow tray under a clear cover which would be perfect for floss bobbins. The bottom is deeper and opens separately. There's another small removable tray down there and you could get a lot of fabric, hoops, etc. in there. All the dividers are movable. It may be that there is some kind of "craft box" which is similar but I keep looking at JoAnn and and they certainly don't have anything this big. I think I could get ALL my stuff in it. Very Happy
cindyz
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Location: Denver
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5:22 pm Jul 14, 2004

MJ,

I am on my way to Bob's Bait Shop. A tackle box sounds like a great solution to my current mess in the drawer.

Cindy
Judy K`
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3:08 pm Jul 16, 2004

The tackle shops are going to wonder why all these women are suddenly buying tackle boxes. Laughing uote="cindyz"]MJ,

I am on my way to Bob's Bait Shop. A tackle box sounds like a great solution to my current mess in the drawer.

Cindy[/quote]
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