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Old 12-18-2010, 10:48
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Default Gator bite-HOW IN THE WORLD do you keep the bow

from losing it's shape when putting it in the gator bite? I would do my fold, twist, etc and get it just right. I go to put it in the gator bite and a ribbon slips out of place or loops aren't as "twisty". I have had to put a couple stitches in the center to keep it in place until I get it into the gator bite. I was hoping to do away with the whole sewing etc. Any tips?
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Default Re: Gator bite-HOW IN THE WORLD do you keep the bow

i usually just do a few stitches up the middle to hole it or you can use your wood burner and burn a few spots up the middle and that will hold it with out having to use thread =)
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Default Re: Gator bite-HOW IN THE WORLD do you keep the bow

After I get mine where I want it I sort of flatten it down with my fingers so I can get ahold of it. Then I slide it in the clip. I usually hold the bow with my fingers in a v shape. I use my pointer & middle finger for one side & my thumb & ring finger to hold the other side. I try to hold it out a little from the center (as far as I can without the fold slipping) and slide it in. You could probably use alligator clips to hold it if you put them in from the sides. Then after you get it in the clip you could take the alligator clips off.
I normally have to do a little adjusting after the bow is in the gator bite no matter what bow I am tying.
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I just use a double prong alligator clip. SLide the gator bite over it, then slide the alligator clip out.
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Default Re: Gator bite-HOW IN THE WORLD do you keep the bow

is stick a straight pin in the middle of my bow ( i use NBNG) for twisted. I shape it then slide it in the gator bite. if my loops get misplaced i just spread them out...it doesnt make anything uneven because of the pin holding it all together in the middle...its hard to explain lol
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Default Re: Gator bite-HOW IN THE WORLD do you keep the bow

Thanks ladies, I will try some of these suggestions!
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