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Old 11-23-2009, 04:55
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I have a boutique where I only do special orders b.c they sell way too many a month for me to keep up with even if I only did bows for them. Well, I was in the other day and she asked me about my bows (the ones she had a stock in the beginning) and their other vendor's bows. Mine were not saggy and limp and her's were. So I asked her to ask if they use a stiffener on their bows.......they do, she couldnt remember what they said they used what brand but it was some sort of starch......

So, she starches and I don't and mine stay perkier than hers, isnt that odd?
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:10
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Sounds odd. Maybe your ribbon is better!

Or you just make better bows
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:15
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Sounds odd. Maybe your ribbon is better!

Or you just make better bows
Oh I think so, she does not do anything special...they are blah

But I wondered if it was that the starch got heavy or something like that
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:42
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Default Re: Starch Issue

I am a total dummy when it comes to that (I only make bows for my own girls)... So you are supposed to use some sort of fabric stiffener or starch thing on the bows to make them stay better? Do they come in a spray form to use on a finished bow, or do you pretreat the ribbon first? What are they called (or what brand)?
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:01
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Default Re: Starch Issue

I recently started using starch on almost every bow. Before, it was just for korkers or stacked bows.
I have however been using Sta Flo for YEARS! 1st when my dh was in the Army, and since then for my pinatas. That stuff can make clothes stand up on end! I know from experience that (at least this brand) does not get heavy with age. I've been "recycling" my old pinatas from years past(1/2 in hopes it will bring better luck to LSU). They have layers upon layers of Sta Flo soaked paper to make the base, and the pinatas from 2 years ago are still perfectly firm! And these came out of our attic which has no ventilation, so they have been exposed to extreme heat, cold, and humidity(from Louisiana).
So I for one can say that the limp life in the other bows are more than likely not from old starch. Its more than likely what the other poster said, inferior ribbon or she can't make them right.

My question to you is what ribbon do you use for your bows? I WANT WHAT YOU HAVE!!
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:46
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sounds like she uses too much
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