MikeIconGOLD Member
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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA


Posted:
Im in the process of making my first set of flags. Was just curious as to what is best to use for weighting the leading edge and leading corner? If possible, try to think of household items cuz I dont have the time to go buying stuff right now. Kinda in a hurry for an answer cuz they gotta be done by tomorrow night. Thanks.

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GidgBRONZE Member
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Location: Portland Oregon USA


Posted:
good luck finding the stuff around the house Icon. I used drapery weights and placed them on two side and the connecting corner. Starting mid way on one side and ending mid way on the other.

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Posted:
what about nickels wrapped in the mighty silver tape

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MikeIconGOLD Member
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2,109 posts
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA


Posted:
Well, my flags have been designed and are currently being sewn. Ended up using some screen door lining (like rubber cord) in the two edges and change in the leading corner. I love the fabric I got for them, they're bound to look super sweet once they're done. Thanks for the input guys.

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DomBRONZE Member
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Location: Bristol, UK


Posted:
Curtain weighting - lead shot in a cotton tube, is best. Flags work best when the weight is distributed a bit.

haptotropeBRONZE Member
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Location: Boston, USA


Posted:
I'm in the same conundrum.

Dom, what do you mean by "distributed a bit" place them along the bottom edge of one of the flags, or? Got a picture of the ones you made showing where the weights are?

I made some but they weren't cutting it, so I'll need to redesign and remake.

orkossmember
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Location: veracruz, mexico


Posted:
ey, what kind of fabric should i use for the flags to glow when i'm under black light

SterlingspiderBRONZE Member
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128 posts
Location: Suffolk, New York, USA


Posted:
Hapotrope: I made a set based on these instructions with a bit of help also from these out of white silk habotai.

The graduated lengths of weighting really helps flare out the flags and they's some damn sexy flags if I do say so myself.

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SkulduggeryGOLD Member
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8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
I've found a company in the UK that sells weighted cord you could stitch into the hem of flag poi.

Cope & Timmins Ltd


tel: 0845 4588863
fax: 0800 4587793
email: sales.bristol@copes.co.uk

They call it Hemtape (used for weighting curtains)

25g 100mts 28.94
50g 50mts 25.65
70g 50mts 30.28

Those are trade prices before VAT is added. I'm not sure, they sell by the mt. You will probably have to buy the whole roll, but if its for a group of you making them it might work out ok.

I hope thats of some help to someone.

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filthy 23BRONZE Member
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136 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
For the rectangle flags, I just made a silk pair using size 13 ball chain, and they work great!

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vanizeSILVER Member
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3,899 posts
Location: Austin, Texas, USA


Posted:
at this point, I'm just going to have to say, "duh! why didn't I think of that?!?"

sometimes the most obvious things are so far out of focus that it's just silly. Thanks for the wakeup call FA1.

rolleyes

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GnorBRONZE Member
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Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
My latest ones are weighted with rice in the sleeve. Really cheap option and not likely to take a kids eye out.

Mum found a stash of 2c coins and they worked ok as well. If I had really flash material I think I would get ball chain though.

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mechBRONZE Member
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Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom


Posted:
sull, al the farbic stores i have gone ino sell thsi as well

its like small balls, cased together in a tiny fabric tube, very useful for all kids of toys

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Pink...?BRONZE Member
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Location: Over There, United Kingdom


Posted:
I always use curtain weight in my flags aswell... i do mine a curved shape, and at the curve use double thickness curtain weight.

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8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
And the award for stating the bleedin' obvious goes to................ *drum roll* ...............
SKULDUGGERY!!!!!

Yay! I'd like to thank my Father and the rest of my family and my cat, oh and my friends and the postman and the bus drivers and Nigel at work who gave me the catalogue and........

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PyrolificBRONZE Member
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3,289 posts
Location: Adelaide, South Australia


Posted:
I just use heavyish chain...

Josh

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