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Old 01-13-2009, 03:00
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I'm trying to make some cheer bows and I made one with a back layer of sequins (there was grosgrain under the sequins), then a layer of grosgrain, then another layer of sequins on top of that. I used heat-n-bond to attach the sequins to the grosgrain and again to attach the layer of grosgrain to the layer of sequins. I don't know if I just ironed it too long because I really wanted it to stick, but it turned out SOOO stiff! It feels almost like cardboard! When I try to bend it, there is actually a sort of crisping sound haha I don't know if I should be using heat-n-bond lite? What's the difference? And is there any other sort of glue or anything I can use? Especially for attaching grosgrain to grosgrain, I feel like I can just use a hot glue gun but it ends up leaving bumps and if I use white ribbon, you can see the glue through it. Help! Thanks!
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:06
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I make a lot of cheer bows. You need to use the Lite.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:59
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Thanks! Should I use lite for gluing grosgrain to grosgrain? Or just a regular glue or something?
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Default Re: Bow too stiff!

I just made 35 of them exactly the way you described. Mine were a little stiff, they were foldable but not easy. I found a little trick, I ran the iron over the part to be folded just enough to make it a little warm and it folded so easily. I did use the lite and it was still stiff. The end result is so nice though cause now they won't smoosh.
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What's the difference between the regular and the lite one? Will it be equally as stiff with the lite? I think I heard some people awhile back saying the lite wasn't sticking as well.
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I honestly don't know the difference. I just bought what wal mart had available. I used the full sheets for the base color and the middle color and the rolls for the small color. I know the rolls are lite but not sure on the full sheet. I do agree that the lite doesn't stick as well. I had to go back and redo spots that I used the rolls on.
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You are using the wrong stuff, I make sheer bows and I use the iron on vinal stuff that you buy at Jo anne's it is so much better
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