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Old 01-06-2009, 01:18
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Hi,
I've been making hair bows for about 6 months now, and I am using a cigarette lighter to burn the ends to stop them from fraying. Sometimes the lighter ribbon gets discolored.....what other products are available to prevent the ribbon from fraying?

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Old 01-06-2009, 01:23
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I have a Thread Zapper which works pretty good. It takes awhile to get the hang of it, but it's worth it in my opinion. You can get them on Ebay for about $20.

There's always Fray Check, but I have found that it sometimes leaves "wet" marks on certain ribbons.

Hope that helps.
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Use a wood burner! It works great!
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Wood burners are about $10 in the craft dept. at Wal-Mart and won't leave a slight wet stain on some ribbon like frey check does. They are super easy to use if you get the tip that looks like a pencil tip. Also, invest in a glass cutting mat from the scrapbooking dept at Michael's and a metal ruler. For a total of $20, you'll have everything you need.
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I use a lighter or woodburner.
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Woodburner works best. It leaves a really great seal as well as a very neat and clean cut. HTH
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wood burners the best!
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I started with Frey check then i went to lighters. Now I use a wood burner. In a pinch I use clear nail polish. It doesn't discolor the ribbon like Frey check.
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