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Old 01-28-2010, 04:35
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Default I need a "Starching for Dummies" book...

Finally made it to Walmart, and got Sta-Flow. Procrastinated for a couple of days, and fnally made a 50/50 solution in a spray bottle, picked up a bow, and had a surge of questions rush to my head...
Is there a therad with detailed instructions on starching? I didn't know if I am supposed to stach the bow before it's assembled or after. Do I totaly soak it up with solution? How do I dry it, air dry of use hairdrier? Do I keep reshaping it while it's drying? And so on...
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:47
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Default Re: I need a "Starching for Dummies" book...

I think everyone may do it differently but the way I do it is make the bow but don't add the hardware then depending on the quailty of the ribbon, I either bake then starch (schiff since it's pretty sturday already) or starch then bake(offray) I also starch it after baking as well. Let it dry then add the hardware. I spray mine to the point they are obviously wet and then let them dry. HTH
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I think everyone may do it differently but the way I do it is make the bow but don't add the hardware then depending on the quailty of the ribbon, I either bake then starch (schiff since it's pretty sturday already) or starch then bake(offray) I also starch it after baking as well. Let it dry then add the hardware. I spray mine to the point they are obviously wet and then let them dry. HTH
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Default Re: I need a "Starching for Dummies" book...

I bought starch in a spray can (look in the laundry detergent area) and I sprayed the bows and then baked them
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I bought starch in a spray can (look in the laundry detergent area) and I sprayed the bows and then baked them
I saw some starching stuff in aerosol cans, but when I looked at ingredients, it did not list sarch. So I got Sta-flo. Which brand do you use? Do you drench the bows, or just spray lightly?
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:56
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Default Re: I need a "Starching for Dummies" book...

i spay mine a lot then bake. sometimes i spray a little more!!!!! i use 50/50 sta flo and water. (i bake at 250 for 20 mins)
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Default Re: I need a "Starching for Dummies" book...

I put 1 c of in in a multi-purpose cleaning bottle and add water till it's full. I construct the bow first and then spray it. I let mine air dry/
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Default Re: I need a "Starching for Dummies" book...

I saturate my bow in a ziploc container, shake off the excess (if you don't do this, starch may collect in the divits and leave white residue when the water evaporates), then pour the overspray in the container back in the bottle. then I place my bows on a parchment lined cookie sheet, arrange EXACTLY as i want them to stay permanently, then bake for 260 for 20 minutes. All brands. If it still feels floppy afterwards (UB anyone?) I spray with niagara light body aerosol & pop back in the still warm but turned off oven with the door propped open to dry (this warm oven step is not necessary, but it speeds up the drying process so why not take advantage of the heat... you paid for it!)
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