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Old 08-27-2010, 05:08
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Default Re: unhappy with bow-making template!

I made my own templates and they pretty much look the same. I use a pin and make sure my stitch is woven correctly and I always end up with a perfect bow!
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try this video... shows a tip about clipping the back layer to help you use the templates.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcbOF...os=KElY3Yz1rYw

Thank you so much for posting this video link. I actually got this bow on the first try. I have never even attempted to do a twisted bow before. I was going to order the BBM but I may just play around with this first and see how I do. Thanks so much!!!

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Old 09-12-2010, 02:09
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Default Re: unhappy with bow-making template!

I actually found that if you put two alli clips on the back part, holding the two ribbons together, it made a huge difference in the result. I also use the pin and just hold it until I get it where I want it, then I use the alli clips (or you could use that one big alli thing they talk about) to hold it still, one on each side of the pin, and then sew it straight using the correct # of stitches.
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:59
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Have you tried the Gator Bite? I always had trouble with my centers scrunching right too and this nifty little tool really helped me.

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What is the gator bite?
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What is the gator bite?


http://www.lookatmebaby.com/product_...d8b1637feee345


Best purchase I EVER made! Mine never turn out right when I sew them. Mine turn out perfect every time with the gator bite!!

It holds your ribbon while you tie the bows instead of sewing them!!
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I use the gator bite and tie mine. They come out perfect everytime...
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What is the gator bite?
best thing ever invented...lol don't know what I would do if I lost mine!
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:28
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If I buy the gator bite, is there anything else that I NEED to buy with it? Do I need the aligning template? TIA!
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