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Old 12-10-2009, 03:05
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thank you for that!!! i would have never thought to use the couch! lol. cos i've tried that method before, but it never worked out...until maybe now
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I've heard that some people will stick the pin in an eraser too (for those of you lucky enough to have leather furniture....

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I tried your method last night and my bow came out ok, but is there a trick to getting the loops to look more open? Mine looked kinda flat.
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:42
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I use this trick for all my bows. For fuller looking loops you have to spread the loops a lot. you have to exagerate them so that they look nice an perkey. I also put an eraser in the back of the pin it helps hold the ribbon together a lot tighter and i can put it down and come back to it and it will hold its shape.
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Then open it back up so the back is flat
Ok I have a really dumb question--when you say run your thread through, through where? Just through where your pin was? Or do you do stitches? See I told you I had a dumb question(s)
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:13
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I use this trick for all my bows. For fuller looking loops you have to spread the loops a lot. you have to exagerate them so that they look nice an perkey. I also put an eraser in the back of the pin it helps hold the ribbon together a lot tighter and i can put it down and come back to it and it will hold its shape.
EXACTLY. If it isn't full enough, separate the fronts of your loop to make it a more narrow x. You want the fronts of the ribbon to make a very narrow x and the backs of the loops to be on top of one another, making the widest x possible. Hope that makes sense.

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Ok I have a really dumb question--when you say run your thread through, through where? Just through where your pin was? Or do you do stitches? See I told you I had a dumb question(s)
Run your thread through where the needle is sticking in the bow in the very bottom bow (the one that is folded in half with the floss-threaded needle poking out of it). This will make one stitch through the bow & only one "crease". For 7/8 I do two stitches, for 1.5" I do three. HTH!

TRY WAXED DENTAL FLOSS if you haven't already! It is all I will use. Strong enough to wrap funky loopy bows even
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thank you so much! you made it look so easy!
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Ah, thank you for this! I'll actually have a bit of time to do something other than ribbon sculptures during the holidays, so I can work on these-I've recently taken a liking to them with only middling success at attempts. This should help greatly!
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:53
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thanks for the eraser tip. I have leather furniture and was wondering how I could do it. I also had another idea but I haven't tried it so I don't acutally know. I was thinking if you used one of those lap desk with the soft fabric back you could put your pin into that also. It would be a large surface you could still sit on the couch and work. I always have to sit at the table because I'm afraid the scissors or a pin will go through.
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Thank you, you make it look so easy. I hadn't been able to get this way to work before. I'm going to try it again, now.
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