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Old 05-16-2010, 02:47
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Cool Finishing off a stacked bow

Is there a trick to getting this to look right? I get them stacked up all nice and pretty and when I go to put the center knot ribbon on, everything looks like CRAP afterwards. I hot glue the stacks together so they can't move anywhere, but it just doesn't look right ... I'm ready to set fire to my ribbon and be done with it ...

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Old 05-16-2010, 03:22
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Default Re: Finishing off a stacked bow

try gently pulling the center knot tighter as you put the ribbon around the sides, if you glue the knot and let it sit a few seconds to dry first you might like the result a bit better if it is tighter pulled
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:55
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Thanks Allison
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:04
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Default Re: Finishing off a stacked bow

What allison said

Also are you baking the bows in the layers before you stack them?

I did not use to bake them and they looked like crap after I put the knot on, now I bake the top and bottom bows and they hold shape better after the knot is put on

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Old 05-16-2010, 04:38
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Default Re: Finishing off a stacked bow

I'd like to, but the ribbon I have is cotton ... not so sure I should do that??? LOL And I think that's my other problem. I bought a ton of ribbon from The Ribbon Factory not knowing that their ribbon is cotton and not poly so I'm struggling with that a bit. Can I bake cotton ribbon too? No billowing smoke from my oven if I do?? LOL
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:03
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I'd like to, but the ribbon I have is cotton ... not so sure I should do that??? LOL And I think that's my other problem. I bought a ton of ribbon from The Ribbon Factory not knowing that their ribbon is cotton and not poly so I'm struggling with that a bit. Can I bake cotton ribbon too? No billowing smoke from my oven if I do?? LOL
do you sew or tie?
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:17
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Default Re: Finishing off a stacked bow

I use clear nylon thread and wrap each layer starting from the bottom up, I place each spike or bow exactly where I want it to be and wrap the thread around it three times before moving onto the next layer.

By doing this when I'm ready to attatch the clip and centre nothing is moving anywhere!!

I can also undo it if I'm not happy with the final shape


I don't glue the centre to the bow, I attached the centre ribbon to the clip, wrap it around the bow and then glue at the back.
Hope that helps
I've attatched a pic of a set of my bows.
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Gorgeous bows!!!!!!!!!!!
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do you sew or tie?
Sew and then wrap
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