I decided to write about ZipperStop.com, which is my favorite source for ribbon. I'm sure many people are aware of this wonderful company. It has been around for about 70 years. You can read all about the history of ZipperStop here. I just love this company's story. I'm sure you will enjoy it too.
ZipperStop is located right here in New York. I could easily hop on the subway and go the store's location in lower Manhattan. Or I could drive there. I do neither; I have my ribbons shipped. I buy 3 at a time as I slowly add to my stash and try to keep the clutter down. Why only 3 at a time? Why don't I go there? It can be tough sticking to my rule of only buying an item when I get rid of an item. If I went there, I would probably buy 33. I am not interested in lugging tons of ribbon (or myself) up and down subway steps with tons of ribbon for an hour long ride where no seats are guaranteed. It is at this time that I invoke my arthritic senior citizen status. I don't drive there because the shipping is less than the bridge tolls. I live in the Bronx, so bridges must be crossed. Then there's parking. ZipperStop is located in the Canal Street area. Canal Street should be pictured in the dictionary under the listing for the word congestion.
ZipperStop has a great web site and the popular seam binding ribbon that so many of us use is available in 202 colors. It is 1/2 inch wide and 100 yards cost $7.95. I think that is a great bargain for a thing of beauty.