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Old 04-07-2013, 04:49
pmjhoop pmjhoop is offline
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Default Re: How to know which ribbons to purchase?!

Originally Posted by mabear74 View Post
For my girls I made Pinwheels in all primary and Pastel Colors when I first started and evolved from there. Depending on how old your daughter is (or how big you want your bows) I would probably start with 7/8" ribbon. I prefer putting all my bows on alligator clips. I would suggest partially lining them, and for that you use 3/8" ribbon. To line a clip you only need about 4.5" of ribbon.

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Yes, this was helpful. I ended up going to Michael's today, and they were having a crazy 50% off sale, so I bought a bunch of different sizes - 5/8, 7/8 and 1.5". I'll have to play around and see what works.

My DD is 4 yrs old, so don't want the bows too large and loud, but might try to use the 1.5" as the base bow or use them for spikes.

I did see a bunch of videos on using 3/8" to line the clips - I do plan on doing that.

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