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Old 02-18-2008, 06:35
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Hi!

2 questions for all of you:

1) What temp is your oven when you bake Korkers? I've seen anywhere from 220 to 275; I know all ovens are different but 275 seemed high to me.

2) Can you heat seal velvet ribbon with a lighter?

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Old 02-18-2008, 06:47
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I put my toaster oven on 225 to bake my korkers. I haven't worked with velvet yet so I have no idea.
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:54
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I set mines to 275. I've never tried to heat seal velvet ribbon.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:20
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my oven is good at 250 I have heat sealed velvet both with a lighter and woodburner!
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:03
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I've always followed the instructions from the Ribbon Queen on Ebay. Here's the link.
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I've never had problems with melting or burning. Good luck
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:33
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THank you ladies! I decided to play it chicken (err, safe) and not heat seal the velvet - it said 100% rayon so I was nervous. I was making a clippie for DD to wear when she visits her dad - they always get lost there so if it frays it won't matter.

THanks for the advice for the korkers too I will be "baking" today!

Here is the velvet clippie


Thank you again!
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:43
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When I heat seal velvet ribbon, I just hold the end close to the flame. You'll see it melt really fast. I was afraid that it was going to explode into huge flames the first time I tried it, but it didn't.
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NP in heat sealing the Velvet.. =) EVEN with a lighter. Just go thru it quickly as you would on a ribbon.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:54
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I do my krokers at 275 for 25 mins. They seem to stay better. I woudn't use a lighter for velvet. It turns it black at he ends I find. I use a quick swip of my wood burner.
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