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Old 07-31-2011, 10:30
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Default Can't seem to master the pinwheel bow...

I've watched/read a million tutorials for it, yet can't seem to make it work. Is there something I'm doing wrong???
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:53
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Practice, practice, practice that is honestly what it takes.
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Default Re: Can't seem to master the pinwheel bow...

what size of ribbon are you learning on? What size pinwheel are you trying to make? When I started learning I actually had the best luck using elastic thread/cord and it really helped getting the center creases. Are you using a template whether it be homemade or purchased?
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Default Re: Can't seem to master the pinwheel bow...

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what size of ribbon are you learning on? What size pinwheel are you trying to make? When I started learning I actually had the best luck using elastic thread/cord and it really helped getting the center creases. Are you using a template whether it be homemade or purchased?
This is the key in my opinion. That what if one side has more ribbon than the other, you can stretch the cord and pull it over to even out the bow.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:27
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Default Re: Can't seem to master the pinwheel bow...

Could u post a pic so we can have a better idea as to what's wrong with the bow? I sew all mine and can't get the elastic thread/cord tied ones to look right for the life of me lol So different things work for different people....
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I would like to see pix as well to see what's going on.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:54
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Default Re: Can't seem to master the pinwheel bow...

I think I've conquered the pinwheel...but it took me a long time. I sew mine and do it by hand without a template....after 1000s of them and many hand cramps ...you begin to see where you need what and it comes ...trial and error my dear...trial and error.
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Default Re: Can't seem to master the pinwheel bow...

.5mm elastic cord to tie the centers makes mine come out the best. now if i could master the tbb...one day i'll get the templates!
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Sorry it's so big lol......

BTW, yes i'm using a template i made (saw tutorial on here for how to make one)

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Default Re: Can't seem to master the pinwheel bow...

is that 1.5'' ribbon you are using?
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