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Old 09-04-2011, 10:41
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Do you use surrounding loops with printed ribbon or not? I usually use 7/8 in ribbon and then surround with 1/4 in ribbon but then you can't see the print.

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Default Re: surrounding loops with print ribbon

I use 3/8 printed ribbon all the time. I think it's really cute and helps tie the color and theme of the bow together
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Default Re: surrounding loops with print ribbon

I use 3/8 printed ribbon for surrounds a lot. Sometimes if I'm using 7/8 printed ribbon, I will use two surrounds, the first (the one that surrounds the 7/8 bow) I usually do a solid, then the next one I do a print. Did that even make sense? LOL!
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so it doesnt bother you that the surrounds block the print of the main bow? see i can't handle it it bothers me a lot. maybe i'm the only one!
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Default Re: surrounding loops with print ribbon

Sometimes I will add 1/2" to my surrounds, so they don't hug quite so tight and hide the print on the bow.....
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maybe i should try that. i usually have my surrounds hugging the bow. thanks!!

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Sometimes I will add 1/2" to my surrounds, so they don't hug quite so tight and hide the print on the bow.....
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Default Re: surrounding loops with print ribbon

I use 3/8'' as well...like pp said if you want to bow's print to show more, don't hug the bow so tight. I use solids and prints for surrounds. It doesn't bother me though, and I hug mine tight to the bow.
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Default Re: surrounding loops with print ribbon

I have never used printed ribbon for surronds either. I feel like I am wasting the printed ribbon due to it not being seen.
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Printed ribbon surrounds will not block out your twisted center any more than solid surrounds would. It's all about ribbon length. Tweak your bow formula to make sure your center can be seen if you like
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Default Re: surrounding loops with print ribbon

i don't use printed surrounds i use printed main bow. i am thinking i worded something wrong.

my main bow is 7/8 in ribbon and i always use solids in 1/4 in for that size for the surrounds. when i do that the print from the 7/8 main bow gets covered/
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