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Old 01-05-2008, 06:26
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Can someone please give me a formula for making those big stacked bows? No matter what I do, I cant figure it out!

Like, use 24'' on 1/5 inch to make bottom layer which is boutique fold, then add spikes (4'' of assorted widths)...etc, etc?

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Hello j2garnett,

you seem to have very good 'recipes' already! I never measure my ribbon, so I don't really have a recipe my own, and I never precut ribbon. So basically I made the top bow first, then surrounding, then bottom bow. And along with practice, I just 'measure' ribbon with my eyes.

However, here is my tip: If you pre-cut spikes, make it a bit generous, as it' really hard to get them together evenly. Once you tie all layer together, you'll want to shape your bow (just with hands, not spraying) and once you're done, you trim they spikes to get the even look you wish. Then heatseal them. Never forget to heatseal them before you spray as the spraying stuff will make the ribbon burn if you do it after.


Jeanna, crazy me, I shouuld have read your post first as you mentioned the trim already! your bows are amazing! Oh yes, how do you do spikes folding and creasing each piece? It'd be very thick in the center? I just place them together and crease them together, then secure.

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Hello j2garnett,

you seem to have very good 'recipes' already! I never measure my ribbon, so I don't really have a recipe my own, and I never precut ribbon. So basically I made the top bow first, then surrounding, then bottom bow. And along with practice, I just 'measure' ribbon with my eyes.

However, here is my tip: If you pre-cut spikes, make it a bit generous, as it' really hard to get them together evenly. Once you tie all layer together, you'll want to shape your bow (just with hands, not spraying) and once you're done, you trim they spikes to get the even look you wish. Then heatseal them. Never forget to heatseal them before you spray as the spraying stuff will make the ribbon burn if you do it after.


Jeanna, crazy me, I shouuld have read your post first as you mentioned the trim already! your bows are amazing! Oh yes, how do you do spikes folding and creasing each piece? It'd be very thick in the center? I just place them together and crease them together, then secure.
Sorry I told you I am not good at explaining things
I don't crease each one individually I just ment that I like to fold each peice in half and unfold to form a crisp crease to mark the center. Then I line up the pecies and use the center line to use as my guide of where to crease.
Did that make anymore sence?? I will try to take som pictures later today.

Jeana

ps Your bows are amazing for not measuring them you must have a great eye.
If I don't measure I end up with one 4 inch bow and one 6 inch bow! ROFL!!
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Sorry I told you I am not good at explaining things
I don't crease each one individually I just ment that I like to fold each peice in half and unfold to form a crisp crease to mark the center. Then I line up the pecies and use the center line to use as my guide of where to crease.
Did that make anymore sence?? I will try to take som pictures later today.

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Hehe Jeana, it made very much of sense Kidding! I do the same!
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Here is the one I made using the instructions that have been posted in this thread: free loppy boutique bow instruction

I made mine smaller for Sam...She is not a big bow girl, but I adapted it to make it more like a clippie.

It wasn't too hard to do, but took some time. And of course, this was made with lovely Hip Girl Boutique ribbons and embellishment. (Shameless plug for Michelle and shameless sucking up for me ) )
I really like your color choices. The more you do them the quicker you become. And really it takes me longer to choose ribbon sometimes than actually putting the bow together
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I have a silly question. when doing the spikes I cant manage to get the center ones to be straight up and down when i tie them together they automatically flare out how do you get yours so straight up and down?
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Here is the one I made using the instructions that have been posted in this thread: free loppy boutique bow instruction

I made mine smaller for Sam...She is not a big bow girl, but I adapted it to make it more like a clippie.

It wasn't too hard to do, but took some time. And of course, this was made with lovely Hip Girl Boutique ribbons and embellishment. (Shameless plug for Michelle and shameless sucking up for me ) )
The bow is very pretty! I love your colour combo!
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I have a silly question. when doing the spikes I cant manage to get the center ones to be straight up and down when i tie them together they automatically flare out how do you get yours so straight up and down?
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I am not sure I understand what you're asking, but if I did, I think you may want to place those spikes a bit more separate from each other. Then when you make the crease in the center, the outer spikes will automatically open more out as they will be strait up and down. I hope it makes sense.
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Sorry I know i sound confusing When I do my spikes I make an x find the center then wrap the thread around. Do you do it a different way?
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I have a silly question. when doing the spikes I cant manage to get the center ones to be straight up and down when i tie them together they automatically flare out how do you get yours so straight up and down?
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I know just what you are talking about. I think LOL!!

When my bow is finished attatched to the clip and everything I like to go back and arrange my spikes just how I want them and secure them with a tiny amount of glue on the underside. It helps a lot
If that's what you are talking about I hope that helps!

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I know just what you are talking about. I think LOL!!

When my bow is finished attatched to the clip and everything I like to go back and arrange my spikes just how I want them and secure them with a tiny amount of glue on the underside. It helps a lot
If that's what you are talking about I hope that helps!

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Oh yeah I'm gonna try that thanks
But I would love to see pic's of how you ladies do your spikes
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