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Old 10-16-2009, 07:43
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Do you starch? I have been bowing for for 5 years and never starch anything, ever, never had complaints.

I have heard some say they starch AND bake, does this really make a difference? Mine always stay fluffy just fine.
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:46
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I only starch and bake my twisteds and the surrounds of my fancy bows...I'm not great at storing my finished bows, so I need help keeping them in good shape!
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Do you bake? I check a little ribbon first to see if it will fade in the oven. So far most ribbon does just fine, but all my black ribbon with dots fade. I starch after they get out, but I have to. My 15 month old is convinced that I make bows purly for her to play with. She is my tester!
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:51
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My 15 month old is convinced that I make bows purly for her to play with. She is my tester!
AWWWW soooo sweet
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:51
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i bake mine at 200 about 20-30 minutes and then pull em out and starch em and then stick em back in till they are dry. makes a ton of difference. loops dont get droopy. i was having some trouble with my dots. especially the white dots when i baked them before but i was baking them too high. sometimes i even go a little below 200 just to make sure they dont fade.
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:44
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I only bake korkers of course, and I starch and bake twisted bows. I don't find it necessary for any other bows. When I make the smaller twisted bows (3" using 7/8") I don't always bake since I use stiffer ribbon such as schiff. If you starch bows with polka dots, be sure not to use too much or you will get white spots.
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:11
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I've been baking at 275. I'll try 200 and see if that makes a difference. I had the prettiest black ribbon with hot pink dots and they don't bake well, so maybe this will help that.

Baby girl comes every morning now to the bow holder I made and picks out her bow for the day. Then on most days she will wear a pretty bow along with two pumpkin ribbon clips. She is very girly!! Loves shoes, skirts and bows.
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:53
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I have been making bows and curly ribbon for over ?? years. I bake at 200 for 25 minutes. The difference is I wet all the ribbon before I bake it. I have never had to starch the ribbon and it holds its curl regardless of treatment. I have even washed it. I have a small one that thinks korkers are great play pretties. Just a suggestion.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:50
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Default Re: Starch Question

I had this same question a few weeks ago. I use the premixed Niagra liquid spray starch (not the aerosol) from Target. I couldn't find the Sta Flo at Target and forgot to look while I was at WalMart. Anyway, I starch and bake mine. They look awesome and perky. I have ribbon from United Beads and some of it is thinner than what I've gotten from RABOM so it's a must to starch and bake. I live in Louisiana and the weather is hot and humid and you would definitely get droopy loops. I just baked a red bow with white polka dots and didn't have a problem with fading or the color changing. Hope this helps!
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:58
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droopy loops.!
Dont know why this made me chuckle nothing worse than a droopy loop










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