I have my own funny way of doing my bows! I use half water and half Stiffy fabric stiffener in a spray bottle and spray that on my finished bows. I then set them on my heat register to "bake" for about 20-30 minutes. Works perfectly! I too had the problem of ribbon bleeding when I baked them in the oven. In fact, right now I have 3 heat registers covered with bows that are drying! lol
Lilysmama- I am curious about the small bowls- what do you do exactly with them?