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Old 03-23-2011, 12:32
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Default Bling on Cheer Bows?

Hi all...I have been unofficially made the "bow lady" for our cheer gym as well as for many of the high school teams that train there as well. Some of the teams want bling on their bows (usually the team initials on one of the top loops). I have the bling transfers on the mylar paper & can use an iron or heat press to attach them.

My question to the cheer bow pros is....when should I do the transfer, before I make the bow (ie: mark the spot on the ribbon, transfer the bling and then fold the bow) or after (make the entire bow & then put the loop of the bow into the heat press).

How do you do it & what is the best method you have found?

Thanks so much
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:43
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Default Re: Bling on Cheer Bows?

My best advice would be to attach the bling before folding the bow.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:24
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Default Re: Bling on Cheer Bows?

I usually try to make a fake "sample" bow, then using the transfer or a white marking pencil, mark where the letters/shape fit on the loop. I then de-construct the bow, measure where on the ribbon or what angle, etc the transfer will "sit". Then apply transfer on each ribbon befor I make the bow. I'm sure everyone does it this way or your loop will get flattened!
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