Originally Posted by BeyondStitches
Where do you get your 3" ribbon? The widest I found is 2 1/4".
Also, do you sew or tie the bows? I was making one double layer using heat n bond to keep them together and it was really hard to wrap the center. Any especial techniques?
Depending on the quantity of 3" ribbon you need, there are a few places you can purchase it from. For 5 yd spools, you can check out The Ribbon Retreat www.ribbonretreat.com
. For larger spools of 20 yds or more, I would suggest Dunwoody Booth www.dunwoodybooth.com
. Their prices are great and shipping is super fast. If you don't have any success there, there is also Lone Star Ribbon www.lsribbon.com
. All of the above carry a wide array of colors in the 3" grosgrain ribbon.
Generally when fusing layers of ribbon together, I use E6000 to hold them. The only time I use heat n bond these days is to hold sequin or spandex fabric to ribbon. I find it works just as well and the bows are not quite as difficult to fold and sew. I purchased instructions from NoBowNoGo. They are great. Of course, over time, you discover your own tricks and find techniques that work well for you.
If you have any questions feel free to PM me. GOOD LUCK!