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Old 12-14-2009, 09:56
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Default Re: Why are templates SO expensive? :(

Originally Posted by lilredsmiles View Post
Yes, mine are flimsy, but if you don't pull the ribbon too hard it doesn't distort the template. The upside to having a thin template is the fact that an alligator clip will hold the ribbon on the template & they're really thin and easy to store. Now that I know I'm serious about bow-making I can't wait to get my new thicker templates & $20 is a great deal.

I just love your catch phrase "no bow no go". How did you come up with it?
Thanks. The templates are still thin, but made of a type of plastic that won't bend or shatter... so the alligator clips still hold the ribbon on well. I use template clips (alligator clips with clip grips on both sides) but recently discovered double prongs work great at holding the ribbon on the templates too.

The biz name came from my friends hubby... lol. Although once I announced it on some groups I found out it's an old southern saying. Gotta love the south. ;oD
Here's the full story on the name...
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