I use a sally's big aligator like clip. It's basically the same thing but the center slit is a little wider for those who sew their bows. It makes it so much easier to manage the bow when sewing it. I specially like it for my boutique twisted bows. I first use the NBNG templates than slide the ribbon of spread the bow into a twisted and clamp it to the clip. Then I sew it and im done. Very handy thing. I purchased the clips for 2.99 for 6 of them.
Even though the gator clip is expensive in my opinion I ca n see how it would be much easier to use with bows that are tied and not sewn.
Either way I think one of these is a most have for every bow maker.