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Old 10-26-2011, 01:35
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Default Glue problems when lining clips

I have been using Fabric Tac to line my clips and I tought it worked pretty well. I am lucky to have a toddler that plays with the bows and clips I make for her, so I do "samples" and try them on her sometimes. She still put things in her mouth and I have found that some of the clips I made recently are coming apart after she had been playing with them. I do not like using hot glue because in my opinion you can feel the glue after it is dry under the ribbon. Could it be the weather that is doing something to the Fabric Tac (humidity and the heater, etc) or could it be that the glue is old. Any suggestions, please.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:14
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Default Re: Glue problems when lining clips

I only use the glue gun, if your feeling bumps that means your hot gg is not the super hot gg. the more i do them, the easier it is and you will find that you can do it so no one will ever notice that you use a gg. Hmm maybe its not enough glue on them.
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Default Re: Glue problems when lining clips

I use a high temp glue gun and do not have problems with lumps---also being very quick to wrap helps to adhere the ribbon and "squish" the glue before it starts to set up.

I put glue on about half the length of ribbon, wrap the clip and smotthe out, then go and do the rest to take the ribbon over the spring end and over to the back.

Fabri tac is not made to stick to metal, so it might just peel off. If you don't like hot glue, maybe e6000 would be a better choice.
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Default Re: Glue problems when lining clips

When I first started I also used Fabri-Tac...then after a while I saw all my bows and clips come apart. I was mortified! I also don't like all hot glue, so I started using double sided tape (originally Sealah brand) with dots of hot glue throughout and esp. at the end. That gives me a really smooth clip with peace of mind to know they won't come up. The tape I now use is Specialty tape that I get from people on here (can't remember who). Not all tape is equal though so be careful if you try this way. Hth!
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I have been using Fabric Tac to line my clips and I tought it worked pretty well. I am lucky to have a toddler that plays with the bows and clips I make for her, so I do "samples" and try them on her sometimes. She still put things in her mouth and I have found that some of the clips I made recently are coming apart after she had been playing with them. I do not like using hot glue because in my opinion you can feel the glue after it is dry under the ribbon. Could it be the weather that is doing something to the Fabric Tac (humidity and the heater, etc) or could it be that the glue is old. Any suggestions, please.
i used the double sided tape from hairhardwear
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Default Re: Glue problems when lining clips

I agree with the ladies that use hot glue, but realize it can be a challenge!

High temp works best, but also check the glue you are using. Make sure its compatable with the glue gun.

IMO double sided tape takes too long, but I guess it depends on how many you are making. We have lots of ladies that get theirs from us. Even the ones that usually use double sided tape like the ones we do with hot glue.

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I agree with the ladies that use hot glue, but realize it can be a challenge!

High temp works best, but also check the glue you are using. Make sure its compatable with the glue gun.

IMO double sided tape takes too long, but I guess it depends on how many you are making. We have lots of ladies that get theirs from us. Even the ones that usually use double sided tape like the ones we do with hot glue.

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Default Re: Glue problems when lining clips

I use a hot glue gun and have not had any issues. You have to work really quick with it though. It sets up really fast. When I use it I spread my glue out with the tip of the gun and the surface us always smooth when done. HTH
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I think the previous posters have it covered....also read your hot glue packaging - not all hot glue is intended for fabric. You will need a high heat glue and gun. Also the small nozzle guns work great for lining the center of the ribbon. Fabric Tac has it's purpose - lining clips isn't one of them. Holding ribbon for a long period isn't either. It's a good thing to use to "tac" it on until you sew it. I wouldn't use it every as a permanent adhesive.
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I have been using Fabric Tac to line my clips and I tought it worked pretty well. I am lucky to have a toddler that plays with the bows and clips I make for her, so I do "samples" and try them on her sometimes. She still put things in her mouth and I have found that some of the clips I made recently are coming apart after she had been playing with them. I do not like using hot glue because in my opinion you can feel the glue after it is dry under the ribbon. Could it be the weather that is doing something to the Fabric Tac (humidity and the heater, etc) or could it be that the glue is old. Any suggestions, please.
i've heard that f/tac is washable . . . but it is water soluble - so i'd guess your d/d is activating that feature!

yup, not good for lining clips.
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