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Old 09-24-2011, 12:08
woodkins woodkins is offline
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Default Re: Questions regarding cheer bows

Originally Posted by kmarquez View Post
I have tried using the heat bond lite and couldn't get the ribbon to stick together. So I tried the steam n seam sheets. I appeared to work wonderfully and I was so excited. But once I started trying to fold the bow, the layers started coming apart!! What am I doing wrong?
I have never used Stem n seam so I can't offer advice on that but I do tons of bows for rec, all star and HS team and always used hNB lite and have no problems with the fabric and ribbon sticking.

This is how I do it:
1.cut the sheet of HNB to length I need. Iron entire sheet to fabric/sequins.

2. Cut fabric to width that you need for your ribbon.

3. Iron: I put base ribbon on bottom, fabric on top and then place a light cotton fabric over it (sequins will melt to the iron if you don't use a cloth). If I am fusing ribbons together I do not use a cloth. Make sure you go slowly, allowing plenty of time for the glue on the HNB to melt and let if cool completely before folding.

I average about 50 bows a day and haven't had a problem using this method.
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