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Old 12-09-2009, 06:00
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Default Re: seasoned twisted boutique makers, INOA!!!

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I LOVE the No Bow No Go templates! I can whip those suckers out super quick. They are well worth the money and are made to last. I tried the homemade route before and you constantly have to redo them because they lose their shape. No thanks.
I made mine out of upcycled plastic binder dividers. I couldn't imagine using cardboard.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:14
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Default Re: seasoned twisted boutique makers, INOA!!!

I read on a blog (right now I can't remember where) that you can use the inexpensive flexible cutting boards to make your templates, and then they hold up a LOT better than the cardboard. (I haven't tried it myself yet.)
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:28
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wood burner for hot fix??? never heard this but would love to know more!!

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You can get heat n bond by the yard for fabric, or on a skinny roll. I have both for different applications. You'll want the skinny stuff for fusing ribbon 7/8 or smaller. I am seriously going to buy myself a wood burner after Christmas. I'm really happy with my lighter, but I'm going to step into the hotfix world soon & wood burners can do hotfix . So far all I've done with rhinestones is Gem-Tac glue, which works really well for non-hotfix (the rhinestone guy sings its praises too). Yes, the white gets tarnished if it gets too hot. that is the starch scorching. You can wash your bow with liquid dish soap and warm water and it will come clean. No need to bake again you have already reshaped your polyester permanently. But I would re-starch and let air dry.
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