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Old 09-18-2011, 02:19
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Default Estimating ribbon length based on final size?

So I read somewhere (on a blog, but I dont remember which) that if you can estimate the length of ribbon you need by multiplying the final size of the bow you are trying to create by 4 (for boutiques and twisteds anyways not sure about others).

So if I wanted a 4" bow I would need 16" of ribbon.

Is that accurate?
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:35
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Default Re: Estimating ribbon length based on final size?

I use 16" of ribbon for my 3" boutique bows when I use the figure 8 method. I use 1/2" on each end of the ribbon to overlap when they meet in the middle. If I use my hand & wrap the ribbon around it (I think this is similar to how others do it with the template), I use roughly 18-19" of ribbon because of the tails.
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