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Old 01-26-2011, 11:54
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Default How to Attach two ribbons & get right look for cheer bow

Hello - I tried using Fabric Fusion to attach two ribbons to make a cheer bow and it actually shows through the Schiff white ribbon on the back. Any suggestions of how to apply the fabric fusion or something better to use so this doesn't happen? Also, I followed a free tut on you tube for cheer bows and her loops kind of stand up a bit like boutique bows, but I notice that on most of the cheer bow websites the loops look like they lay flat (and don't poof out). Is there a trick to getting them to lay falt? When i try to make them flat then the tails stick way out to the sides instead of coming down toward the center more. any tips for me or any good free tuts? thanks!
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Hello - I tried using Fabric Fusion to attach two ribbons to make a cheer bow and it actually shows through the Schiff white ribbon on the back. Any suggestions of how to apply the fabric fusion or something better to use so this doesn't happen? Also, I followed a free tut on you tube for cheer bows and her loops kind of stand up a bit like boutique bows, but I notice that on most of the cheer bow websites the loops look like they lay flat (and don't poof out). Is there a trick to getting them to lay falt? When i try to make them flat then the tails stick way out to the sides instead of coming down toward the center more. any tips for me or any good free tuts? thanks!
Unfortunately, almost any glue used to fuse ribbons together shows through when the base color is light. Heat n bond works well to fix that problem. It's more expensive but solves the problem.

Many recommend doublefaced tape? I can't say that I have been brave enough to try the tape, but I know others have and love it.

As far as flat loops. I hate them. I like a little body to the loops on my bows. Personally, I purchased the tut from NBNG. I would consider it. It's cheap at $5 and great!

I use crochet thread on my bows and pull the centers very tight. I think that is what makes my loops look perky.

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The best instructions are from no now no go! www.nobownogo.com
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Your best bet is to buy the tut, it's only 5.00 and well worth the money.
The cheer Bow tuts on YouTube are usually just boutique bows or pinwheels with longer tails, not a true cheer bow, and don't give you the help you are looking for regarding layers of ribbon and/or fabric.
The loops may look flat, but that may simply be just the angle the picture is taken at, the loops are often a little puffy just not to the degree of the loopy, boutique or twisted type bows.
Using glue to bond your layers is tough, especially with white or other light colors. Heat n bond will solve your problem there, it takes a little practice to learn what works best, and when, it's just a matter of building your talent and learning your preferences.
You will find much help here on the forum, but again, purchase the no bow no go tut from the ribbon retreat or another vendor to at least give yourself a base to work from. You'll have a greater understanding of the basics, including how to measure, bond, fold and finish your bows.
Hope this helps!
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Everything shows through white so I use heat n bond
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So I hate trying to use heat and bond or anything else--gets the ribbon too hard to work with. But I have fallen in love with using the xyron sticker maker!! I pull my ribbon through that and then stick it to the other ribbon and there is no stiffness to it at all
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What a great Idea! I have to try that!
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So I hate trying to use heat and bond or anything else--gets the ribbon too hard to work with. But I have fallen in love with using the xyron sticker maker!! I pull my ribbon through that and then stick it to the other ribbon and there is no stiffness to it at all
Wow - that sounds awesome! Just noticed there are lots of different models, which one would you recommend? I think i'm going to order one!!
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Wow - that sounds awesome! Just noticed there are lots of different models, which one would you recommend? I think i'm going to order one!!
Let me know what you decide to get! Send me a PM
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Default Re: How to Attach two ribbons & get right look for cheer bow

Thanks to everyone for their help!! I got the NBNG Cheer Bow tut (really great), Heat N Bond, and the 5" wide Xyron sticker maker! I'm also going to test out the double faced tape too. There are a bunch of things i have to take care of first, but in the coming weeks I'm going to give them all a try! Thanks again!
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