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Old 01-21-2009, 05:42
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Default How do you get your perky loops to stay perky??

I am trying to master the perky loops boutique bow, and I think I'm on the right track to finally getting the crease down pat.

After I crease and tie my bow off, the finished product looks great for a few minutes, until the perky loops start losing their perkiness and begin falling flat. I fluff those loops and within a few minutes, the perkiness is again lost.

So am I supposed to starch the heck out of them or what? Obviously once I handle the bow, the loops fall flat but I want to prevent that.

What do you do?

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Old 01-21-2009, 05:53
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Default Re: How do you get your perky loops to stay perky??

do you have a picture? I like to use a little fabric stiffener if the ribbon is floppy. I don't seem to have trouble if it is quality ribbon. That is to say, I don't have trouble if I have my bow made right with the right angles
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:30
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Default Re: How do you get your perky loops to stay perky??

I've just started baking mine then starching and it works great. 200 for 25 minutes before any glue or hardware. Not sure if you should bake if you glue instead of sew.
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Default Re: How do you get your perky loops to stay perky??

I spray them with heavy starch and bake them. They stay very nice when I do that.
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Default Re: How do you get your perky loops to stay perky??

What spray are you using. I have been using stiff n stuff and it's leaving stains on my bows

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Old 01-23-2009, 03:26
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Default Re: How do you get your perky loops to stay perky??

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What spray are you using. I have been using stiff n stuff and it's leaving stains on my bows

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I use regular old heavy spray starch; the same stuff I use to iron clothes. I have never had a staining problem with it. It is very economical, and I have to buy it anyway because I iron so much. lol. I have never used stiff n stuff or anything like that. I have read that you have to mix and dilute it and make sure you use the right spray bottle, etc., etc. It just sounds like too much headache when starch does the same thing IMO.
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Default Re: How do you get your perky loops to stay perky??

I am reading through these posts and I am having a similar problem. I typically make larger stacked bows. My problem is my bottom bow wants to flatten a bit too much from the weight of my other layers and bow centers (my bows are pretty embellished with buttons, rhinestones, etc.) Would you recommend baking the bottom bow after it has been sewn and before layering? I always starch the final product, but would I want to starch the bottom bow then bake it? I would appreciate any and all feedback! Thanks!!!!!!!

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Old 04-13-2009, 05:50
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Default Re: How do you get your perky loops to stay perky??

I use starch and bake them also..
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