| | Re: am i not sealing correctly? and what clips do you use?
When you heat your ribbon you will feel a tiny ridge across the edge. If you can feel that ridge (let it cool before you touch it) then you have sealed them enough. Be careful not to over heat, that melts the ribbon.
If you make bows for personal use then buying from Sally, Hobby Lobby or any local store is fine. If you make them to sell, I find that to be more costly. You can order in bulk from almost any bow or ribbon site.
I haven't had any success with the "no slip". Can't find one that really works for me. Good luck