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Old 10-09-2010, 10:42
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Default Raggie Bow Troubles!

I'm hoping you can help me figure out why my raggie bows aren't turning out quite right. I've been looking on here and most people's raggie bows seem to be really fluffy and gorgeous - I did notice a few people have had issues as well but I couldn't find a solution.

I'm tying my fabric on as tight as I can - it's pretty stiff though.. how big are the knots on yours when you tie them? Mine are kinda big. How hard do you push them together?

Then I flatten it and roll and I am left with this ball that has fabric sticking out the sides and a row of knots around the middle. I put the clip on and try to tug on the fabric to reposition them but I can't seem to get that full pretty look that others get, I can always see those blasted knots.

Is my fabric too stiff? I'm not sure what I am doing wrong
I've read that once you roll the bottom should be flat but I just end up with a ball. Am I rolling the wrong way? Am I rolling too 'round'?

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:30
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Default Re: Raggie Bow Troubles!

No suggestion on how to make these but wanted to add if you include a pic they may be able to offer suggestions on how to improve the raggie bow.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:35
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Yea add a pic, that normally helps a lot. The ladies can usually tell by looking what's wrong.
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Old 10-10-2010, 02:50
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Default Re: Raggie Bow Troubles!

Thanks ladies, I'll take one now.

Edit: Ok I took a couple, hopefully you can see what I mean. I think I must be doing something really stupid?
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Default Re: Raggie Bow Troubles!

u will always have one side look worse than the other. fluff it out to find the better side and then glue it to the clip. are u lining ur knots up the same way? after they are lined up roll them the opposite way of the knot posted (the back side) When u roll with the backside up it limits how u can position the ends. If u roll with the top side up the ends get secured in the the direction u pull. I add more embellishments to mine and they are a lot easier to fluff.
All is not lost. If u can not get these ones to lay right fins a pretty and add it to the middle to hide the knots. These with "prettys" go quickly!
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:28
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Thanks heaps lissapell, I will keep trying!
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Thanks heaps lissapell, I will keep trying!
Lady, just wondering... did you ever resolve your issue with the raggie bow?
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:55
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Heheh nope, I haven't had a chance to try them again yet. I've been busy making other bows and am kinda not looking forward to rotary cutting all the material for the raggies.

I should though, because they are lovely.
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Default Re: Raggie Bow Troubles!

Did you try adding more fabric
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:43
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Heheh nope, I haven't had a chance to try them again yet. I've been busy making other bows and am kinda not looking forward to rotary cutting all the material for the raggies.

I should though, because they are lovely.
Ah, ok I sit and cut the fabric pieces while watching tv or something. It's usually not to bad. But I iron and starch my fabric first and THAT is a pain to me

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Were you talking to me edee? Not sure whom you're asking.
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