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Old 10-15-2008, 10:19
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Default best way to cut marabou / feather boa?

I'm getting ready for my first craft show / festival. I was adding marabou (sp?) to a bow and cut it with my heat tool, just like I would a ribbon. It STUNK! Peeeyuuu! I thought if I just cut it with scissors that it might unravel or come apart. Please share how you have or would cut it.

I haven't been on the board much, since I teach Pre-K full time. (the beginning of the year is sooo busy!) I am also getting ready for my first ever show. It's a small local festival, so I'm not all that nervous, just worried if I will make back what I am spending on booth rental, etc. I'm really just doing it to get my bows and name "out there" since I haven't had good sales on my website.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:38
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Default Re: best way to cut marabou / feather boa?

wrap where you are gonna cut with tape and then cut over the tape. Not only will it help with it not unraveling, but you won't get featers EVERYWHERE!!!! HTH!
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:40
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Ah ha! I knew there had to be a better way! Thanks for the help.
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Default Re: best way to cut marabou / feather boa?

lol... I just cut it and wear the fluff as my battle scar!!!
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:24
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Default Re: best way to cut marabou / feather boa?

outside. LOL. Then all the feathers fly away (outside).
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The best way to cut marabou is in a shredder - I hate the stuff!!!
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I just love the advice on here!
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Default Re: best way to cut marabou / feather boa?

OK... sometimes I'm not so bright. Do you leave the tape on after you've cut it?

I made a bow with marabou the other day and it wouldn't sit flat unless I cut both sides. I originally left a loop. Am I doing something wrong? Well, OBVIOUSLY I am because it didn't work so well! lol

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Default Re: best way to cut marabou / feather boa?

The best way i knew and asked another mom that uses marabou is to twist the ends where you want to cut once you cut, glue then lightly hairspray to keep the ends up a little bit
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Default Re: best way to cut marabou / feather boa?

Me too, I was wondering about this just the other day!

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