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I use fray check but have been wanting to use the lighter. I am afraid i will burn the ribbon.
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I was always scared to use the lighter too. Now that I have the hang of it I'll never go back.

Just practice practice practice on some scraps. You'll get the hang of it in no time. Sheer and Satin ribbon takes a little more practice, but the grosgrain is super easy.
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I use a woodburner now but I totally agree about ditching the fraycheck. I have noticed that korkers I made over a year ago sealing with fraycheck have started to get raggidy on the ends of the ribbon. I just don't think that it is a permanent enough way to seal the ends.

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Olove the lighter I use the candle lighting ones sometimes you have to be careful though so the black soot doesnt get ont hem if your flame is to high it sometimes will LOL now to find a source for the lighters LOL
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Yep, lighter all the way. I have never burned any ribbon with a lighter, but you definately want to be careful to not expose the ribbon to the flame too much because it will leave a thick "melted" look at the ends of the ribbon. Just a few quick brushes on the ends of the ribbon is perfect.
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Default Re: Buh-bye Fray Check!

I love the lighter too! And it's so much faster. I do use the fray check still on my korkers only because it's faster for me to put them together then dab the ends rather than hold up each little piece to light the end of it. I tried it with a lighter once...but it was hard to get the end without getting the other ribbon
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I love the lighter too! And it's so much faster. I do use the fray check still on my korkers only because it's faster for me to put them together then dab the ends rather than hold up each little piece to light the end of it. I tried it with a lighter once...but it was hard to get the end without getting the other ribbon
I was going to say the same thing. I love the lighter for just ribbon, but not korkers. I guess a woodburner would work, but I have not bought one yet.
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I guess a woodburner would work, but I have not bought one yet.
I have one and I still prefer the fray check if I'm just using it for that. Just so much faster and I don't have time-lol
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My vote is for the wood burner. So much faster than a lighter! You can cut and seal in one stroke! I do a lot of ribbon sculptures though so I can't live without it.
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