| | Re: tips on cutting
There is a quilting ruler that has a lip at the end of it so that the lip part lies flush against the edge of the cutting mat and it helps to hold the ruler in place so that it doesn't shift like a regular ruler does when using the rotary cutter against it. Another trick I use when cutting out fabric is to clip one end of my (metal) yardstick to the cutting board with a clothes pin or two (kind of at an angle) to hold that end that is furthest from me in place and making it easier to hold the ruler down and still.
Hope this helped!
As far as doing the fabric and ribbon, I do not make cheer bows, so I have know idea how it is done.