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Old 04-22-2008, 01:07
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Default gator bite, sally clip, just your hands????

all right! here's the big question....

do you really need a gator clip to make the perfect crease? do you prefer the sally clip? do you just use your hands like in so many of the tutorials?

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Old 04-22-2008, 01:24
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Default Re: gator bite, sally clip, just your hands????

I don't have the gator bite, but I do use the Sally's clip on pretty much all of my bows as it is a HUGE time saver for me.
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Default Re: gator bite, sally clip, just your hands????

I hand crease by bows. That is how I learned in the beginning, so I haven't really tried the sally clip and the other didn't give me a three crease so I gave up on it.
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Default Re: gator bite, sally clip, just your hands????

The Sally's clip. This and Michelles advice using elastic cord. Best advice I have ever received as far as bow making goes.
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:37
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Default Re: gator bite, sally clip, just your hands????

Depends on the bow for me I fold mostly but sometimes use the large metal clip from sallys.
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Default Re: gator bite, sally clip, just your hands????

After measuring for the middle, I stitch the crease in. I use six stitches, pull tightly while adjusting the ‘hills and valleys’, then wrap the thread a few times. I saw this idea somewhere when I started trying the boutique bow and could NOT get the creases right.
Upside: perfect creases every time, easy to hold.
Downside: if you miss the center too far, you pretty much have to start over!
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Default Re: gator bite, sally clip, just your hands????

I have the gatorbite...LOVE it!

My SIL tried to teach me the handfolding/sewing method... and while I could make where all the folds went when it came time to fold down the center and then sew it I was miserable... I searched the net found the Gatorbite was one off the first with the new model... and love IT... made a bow took it to my SILs who then proceeded to get Pissed causen mine was as good as hers and she struggled for months to get it right...while I did it in less than 2 weeks... at which point I showed her the bite and she then stole I mean then she borrowed mine till she bought hers and hers came in the mail
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Default Re: gator bite, sally clip, just your hands????

hand crease. I only hv the old Gator Bite but I've never used it.
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Default Re: gator bite, sally clip, just your hands????

I learned using my hands. And still do.... But I bought a Sally's clip and it is a big help for some bows.

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Default Re: gator bite, sally clip, just your hands????

I have the new gator bite, had I known about the sally clip I would've saved a lot of money. I do use it to crease my bows as I don't have total sensation in my fingers so it makes it a nobrainer for me. I think it is why I can't get the coutique bow, I lose my hold on it trying to get in the gator thing.
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