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Old 05-05-2011, 10:34
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Default how to make perfect spikes?

I was trying to get perfect spikes like the ones sold on HG...but after I "V" cut them I try to seal them and the heat makes them ugly and not V anymore, LOL

I tried searching this forum but no luck. Please help me out.
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watching cuz sometimes mine do this too lol
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Default Re: how to make perfect spikes?

if you fold the spike in half and heat seal both sides of the V at once it will help it look better... I hope I'm explaining this Ok.. I'm no good with directions!!
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Default Re: how to make perfect spikes?

you just have to be quick w/your lighter..however there is information on the forum...a ton of it..as this is a popular ?....if you type in "cutting spikes" there are at least 7 threads that come up and I'm sure some good tips within them

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I have this problem as well. Is the wood burner a better heat seal tool?
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if you fold the spike in half and heat seal both sides of the V at once it will help it look better... I hope I'm explaining this Ok.. I'm no good with directions!!

Im gonna have to try this!! I have a hard time as well with the v not looking right after im done sealing it...
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Default Re: how to make perfect spikes?

LOL!!! sealing them folded like a V when you cut makes so much sense, I feel like, DUH!!!!

anyhow

my husband has a 1,200.00$ heat knife he uses to cut fabric when he refurbishes cubicles, one day I was so frustrated I cannot get them perfect he got a piece of metal and bend it to a perfect V attached it to hes heat knife and started tring to cut Vs into ribbon and no luck so he gave up, the knife was too hot burning the ribbon. LOL

and this is the guy that finds a solution to everything, he will sit there and build things to make my life easier(workspaces,built in cabinets, functional toy bins etc..) I even have a gadget that is adjustable to make tutus(hard to explain) anyhow I can cut all my tulle in 1 min.
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I have this problem as well. Is the wood burner a better heat seal tool?

wood burner doesnt help me, most of the time its not a good V
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Default Re: how to make perfect spikes?

Here is a recent thread with lots of info on making spikes

http://hipgirlclips.com/forums/how-m...lk-spikes.html
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and this is the guy that finds a solution to everything, he will sit there and build things to make my life easier(workspaces,built in cabinets, functional toy bins etc..) I even have a gadget that is adjustable to make tutus(hard to explain) anyhow I can cut all my tulle in 1 min.[/QUOTE]

I to have a great husband that is always making gadgets and things to help me out or make my life/work easier!!!
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