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Old 09-03-2009, 10:02
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Default Re: How many of you use templates vs. freehand?

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I am a relative newbie, so could someone please tell me what all your abbreviations mean that every one is talking about? Thanks so much for the help!!!
I used to freehand and ALWAYS had on loop that was funny I bought the Ribbon Retreat bowmaker and it just got in my way and I still did not seem to get a consistant size. So I broke down and got the TNT( Top Notch Templates) . So far I really like them, for some reason it call for a certain amount of ribbon for a certain size and mine always come out smaller??? I don't know why, guess I need to keep playing! All in in I would recommed them they are very good instructions I like very step by step instruction!

NBNG (nobownogo)
TNT (top notch templates)
RR (ribbon retreat)

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Old 09-03-2009, 10:19
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Default Re: How many of you use templates vs. freehand?

Thank you so much for the definitions, guess I better study up on the "lingo". I have used the Bowdabra in the past with good success for large bows. I also have a chocolate business, and I make gift baskets, so I use the Bowdabra for those bows. However, hair bows are different breed! I am going to have to practice, practice, practice!
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:38
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Default Re: How many of you use templates vs. freehand?

I agree as well. Love the consistecy of the bow. I do freehand as well but it depends on my mood as well.
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I love the NBNG templates. They have helped me to be consistent with the size of my bows. It's easy to sit with a roll of ribbon and just crank out lots of bows and they all look the same thanks to the template. Just wrap,sew and fluff, easy!
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:03
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Default Re: How many of you use templates vs. freehand?

mostly free templates slow me down, I made some myself as guides for my tutorials but dont use them for myself, just my tutorials
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:44
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Default Re: How many of you use templates vs. freehand?

Only freehand.

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Old 09-04-2009, 05:59
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Default Re: How many of you use templates vs. freehand?

I free handed everything till christmas when my dh bought me the nbng and now I use them EVERY time!
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