|Posted: 2/2/2013 8:35:25 AM|Do you thread the buttons that you put on your layouts?
I use to ALWAYS thread them - HAD to thread them actually! It was some weird OCD thing like I was convinced they would fall off if I didn't thread them (even though they were threaded then glued down!! ).
I seemed to have worked through my "issues" though - I rarely thread them now and happily just glue away - and since I just added a circle of about 30 small buttons to a layout, I'm thinking it's a good thing I'm over it!
How about you?
|Posted: 2/2/2013 8:45:30 AM|
I almost never thread buttons on my layouts.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 8:52:15 AM|
If I am going to use a button it always get threaded. For me it looks unfinished if it is not threaded.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 8:59:37 AM|
I always thread them, but would probably reconsider if I was putting 30 on a page! lol
|Posted: 2/2/2013 9:00:40 AM|
Sometimes I thread them or use a glue dot it just depends if I have a color close to the button.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 9:03:36 AM|Always thread them and usually sew them right to the page. I figure out where I want the button, use a large needle to poke the holes through the paper and "GO"
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 9:06:02 AM|
No, I never thread them. I don't know why I don't like them that way, but it's just not me.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 9:09:21 AM|
I always thread mine.
|Posted: 2/2/2013 9:29:36 AM|
I like the look of both. I guess it depends on how I feel that day!
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 9:31:03 AM|
I almost always thread mine. I use embroidery floss or twine. I think one of the reasons I like buttons is the texture it adds when you thread them.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 9:36:31 AM|
I thread mine most of the time.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 9:40:52 AM|
I rarely thread my buttons, but will if it makes a difference to the layout. Sometimes it just needs that thread. I just don't usually go to the extra effort if it doesn't make a difference.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 9:49:57 AM|
I do a little bit of both, though I mostly thread them.
|Posted: 2/2/2013 9:56:30 AM|
I almost always thread mine. There are times I will attempt to put them straight on the layout & then just decide they look too bare or unfinished. I typically use twine, tied on top(typically without a bow but sometimes I will tie a bow too). The last layout I did, I wasn't going to thread but ended up using black embroidery floss & sewing them to the page because in my eyes they looked to bare plain.
|Posted: 2/2/2013 10:11:44 AM|I never thread mine! I love the look, but I don't do it. Just takes more time...
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 10:30:31 AM|
I prefer them threaded....just personal opinion.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 11:01:07 AM|
I don't usually thread them, but I have a few recently. Threading the small ones is really too much work, but it does look nice with the larger ones, i will admit.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 11:04:56 AM|
I don't usually thread them, I like them without that added bit of texture. I just glue and go.
|Posted: 2/2/2013 11:29:50 AM|Sometimes I thread them and sometimes I dont. It all depends on the LO and my mood.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 11:47:18 AM|Never - that feels too much like work.
|Posted: 2/2/2013 12:27:20 PM|The last button I used, I threaded with Bakers Twine... I tend to find them "unfinished" if I don't thread them... of course, I love other peoples LOs with unthreaded buttons, just not my own
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 12:31:27 PM|
Sometimes I do, but most the time I don't.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 12:38:06 PM|
I very rarely thread them, just for the sake of time, but I love the look! Especially the baker's twine with a bow type of threading.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 12:49:26 PM|
I prefer the look of them threaded but I am usually too lazy!
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 12:57:06 PM|
Not threaded here. Sometimes ill put bakers taken the ought them and tie a bow tho.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 1:22:19 PM|
Depends on what I'm doing. If its all distressed and grungy, buttons can be unthreaded. If its a nicer, more modern layout I thread.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 2:48:44 PM|I do both - and sometimes I cheat and use a souffle pen
|Posted: 2/2/2013 3:12:53 PM|
I usually don't just because I'm too lazy. I do try to thread them more because I love the way it looks.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 3:34:43 PM|I sometimes do and sometime do not. I think it depends on how many I used and what mood I'm in.
I'm glad to know I'm not the only moody scrapper!
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 5:47:51 PM|
Depends on the layout and the look I am after .. Sometimes threaded sometimes not.
I thread with embroidery floss or waxed thread or twine. Then I glue it down using helmar 450 glue.
|Posted: 2/2/2013 7:10:24 PM|
It depends upon my mood and my time. I don't have to have them threaded. I am just as happy with naked buttons!
Loc: Santa Cruz, CA
|Posted: 2/2/2013 7:13:30 PM|It is very difficult for me to put a naked button on a page. I almost always put a thread (fiber of some kind), or a rhinestone, or another button, or SOMETHING on a button before attaching.
Then again, if I was putting 30 buttons...I'll bet I would get over my OCD also!
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 9:14:03 PM|
I have to thread my buttons to make them look 'finished'. I've tried putting them on as-is but it just looks wrong to me.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 9:27:56 PM|
It depends. Sometimes they need it. Sometimes they don't. LOL
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 9:48:35 PM|
I find it too time-consuming, and sometimes the threads can look messy.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 9:58:56 PM|
I do both - and sometimes I cheat and use a souffle pen
Oooo, I have souffle pens! I'll have to try this.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 10:24:49 PM|
I've never actually threaded a scrappy button before...but it's definitely not something I'm opposed to. I might actually try it later this week if I'm not too tired to scrap!
|Posted: 2/2/2013 10:43:01 PM|
I'm never happy with the result unless I thread them, so I do. Too many years sewing for me!
|Posted: 2/2/2013 10:59:56 PM|
Usually unthreaded. I'm sitting on the lazy bench.
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 11:00:19 PM|
I thread them more than not. I also see them more than not...
Loc: Tucson AZ
|Posted: 2/2/2013 11:00:46 PM|
90% of the time threaded...
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|Posted: 2/2/2013 11:07:55 PM|
|Posted: 2/2/2013 11:16:16 PM|
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|Posted: 2/3/2013 12:02:55 AM|
Both. I just glued three of them to a page today. I tried threading them and didn't like how it looked with my page. Sometimes it DOES look good, but with today's page it didn't.
I have a friend who ALWAYS finishes them off with thread. She considers it unfinished to not do so. To each his own!
|Posted: 2/3/2013 6:18:46 AM|I will thread if I'm only doing one button, but more than that and I say forget it, too much work!
|Posted: 2/3/2013 12:53:44 PM|Yes .. no .. yes ... no ..
I do ... I don't ... I do .... I don't
Cracks me up! Looks like we are about equally divided on this issue !
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|Posted: 2/3/2013 2:38:38 PM|
On my layouts the buttons "are" always threaded. For me it looks unfinished otherwise.