Cheer Bow Fabric?

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  1. margefergs

    margefergs I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    What is the best way to put words on bows? My softball friends want bows with their softball numbers on them? What's the best way to do that?



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  2. cpersichilli

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    My guess would be either hot glue, or maybe iron on.
     
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    Iron-on letters. You can also use heat-seal glue to smoothly layer ribbon (that's slightly unrelated, but I felt the need to add it).
     
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    I use Liquid Stitch Iron-On (Instant Bod; I also have the original version, which takes 30 minutes to dry). My bows look gorgeous when I use it, it's much better than hot glue.

    Edit: BTW, for anyone reading, I buy my grosgrain from Walmart. For some reason, they don't carry 3" ribbon, so I put two pieces of 1.5" together.
     
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    A cricket is a good way to do put words on bows. I use a plotter and a heat press to put words on mine, but a cricket is essentially a smaller version of a plotter. (and a lot less expensive, too!)
     
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    Twinklestars Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I have a silhouette cameo which is similar to a cricket. I use heat transfer vinyl and my trusty old iron.


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  7. jessicastuart

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    3" grosgrain ribbon! I've found that 30" of the ribbon makes the perfect sized bow.
    I use heat transfer paper. They're a bit expensive, but easy to find and use. I buy the packets from JoAnn's.
     
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    cheer25mom Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    To put the fabric on, the best product I have found is called heat n'bond. I use the ultra for most things I bond to ribbon. When bonding fabric to fabric I use the lite. I use a product called fray check on the edges of the fabric to prevent fraying


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