or . . . perhaps a ruched technique? but you do your zig right next to the other & then leave a space for your next petal. http://nikkiinstitches.wordpress.com...ribbon-flower/ http://www.lakesidestamper.com/lakes...ng-ribbon.html
there's also a way where you make the stitches on a curve, but can't find a pic/tutorial . . . as well as going across the ribbon with your stitches and going back to the other side with a very small space/right next to the other line of stitching.
crap, i wish i could find a site that shows what i'm saying
edit . . . it's kinda like sewing the letter B but without the post . . . i think!
edit edit . . . yahoo - found one . . . http://craftyadhd.blogspot.com/2010/...on-flower.html