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Old 05-04-2009, 11:50 AM   #1  
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Default Ribbon Iron - Got one? Reviews?

I'm contemplating getting a ribbon iron, but want to know it's worth it before I buy.

Got one? Like it? Are there certain types of ribbon it shouldn't be used on???
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:56 PM   #2  
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I have one and have used it with good success. It was made by Pebbles, Inc and is pink.
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:02 PM   #3  
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Yep. That's the one I've got my eye on.
Thanks for the feedback, Julie!
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That's the one I have and LOVE it, I've only used it a few times but when you need it, you need it!
Mine came from www.limelightpapercrafts.com ...they were super cheap...but I'm not finding on that site now.
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I have one and have used it with good success. It was made by Pebbles, Inc and is pink.
I have the same one and it works fine. It doesn't take up much room in my tote or on a table. The problem is I never use it! I have used in once in a year and even put it out at a crop for anyone to use and no one touched it. I guess crinkly ribbon is not the huge problem I thought it was!
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I guess crinkly ribbon is not the huge problem I thought it was!
In my experience, the only time ribbon gets wrinkled to a point that it becomes problematic is when it has been tied in a knot or bow for a while and can't be reused without smoothing it out first. That doesn't happen very often!
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I've used a hair straightener and gotten great results.
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Necessity is the mother of invention.

I once needed to straighten out some pretty mangled ribbon but didn't have a ribbon iron handy, nor did I want to drag my big regular iron out just for a 2 second swipe of ribbon. I saw my heat gun (for embossing) sitting out and thought, "Huh... I wonder......."

Worked like a charm, I was SHOCKED. And I haven't given another second's thought to that ribbon iron... even if it is pink and totally cute.

Not the answer you're looking for, I know, but I hope it helps someone.
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Got mine at Joanns. They are $9.99 but with a coupon I got it 1/2 price. I even got a little travel ironing board in the quilting department to go with it for 1/2 price. Too cute! Mine is Red. It's a 50 thing ya know. Smile....
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I have the pink Pebbles, Inc. one, and I love it! I store my ribbons wrapped on chipboard, and the iron gets the folds out every time. I've also used it to get wrinkles out of paper.
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Hi girls!
Thanks for the feedback!
I also had the thought (but didn't test it out) about using the heat gun.
I have a small craft iron, but with my current set up and clumsiness, there's something about having an exposed hot surface that has me concerned! I figure the flat iron configuration will make it harder for me to burn myself! LOL
I've just started putting my loose ribbon on the Cropper Hopper things, so I do envision having creases. So, that's where I think it will pay off.
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:18 AM   #12  
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I have seen the Pebbles iron at ACM in the embellishment aisle.
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I don't have a ribbon iron- I just use a regular one. Not sure that will help you though. But here's what I do:

I store my ribbon on a ribbon ring. When I iron my clothes I'll take a look at my ribbon and see if any are wrinkled from handling. Then I'll iron them quickly. Usually they only wrinkled from being on a roll and don't need ironing much. This way they're always ready to be used and I don't have to spend the extra $$ on a ribbon iron.

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Tracy - You are just way to organized for me! LOL! Up to this point, my loose ribbons were all in a bin.
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I have the pink Pebbles, Inc. one, and I love it! I store my ribbons wrapped on chipboard, and the iron gets the folds out every time. I've also used it to get wrinkles out of paper.
This is too precious: "I just love the smell of Stazon in the morning!"

Going to check out your blog now!!!!

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I have purchased ribbon that comes on little cardboard inserts and it has folds - pretty deep creases, actually. The ribbon iron takes 'em out very easily. Most of my ribbon is stored on spools and doesn't require ironing though.
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I have the little pink one the others have. I use mine all the time. I store some of my ribbon on cardboard so the fold over crease is usually there. Before I got my iron I would stand on a chair and hold them up to the lightbulb. I almost fell once so I knew it was time to get the little iron.. lol
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I have the little pink one the others have. I use mine all the time. I store some of my ribbon on cardboard so the fold over crease is usually there. Before I got my iron I would stand on a chair and hold them up to the lightbulb. I almost fell once so I knew it was time to get the little iron.. lol
You guys are way too funny! If ever there was a serious and important reason for buying yet another gadget (and I've got just about all of them, except for the ribbon iron tho I've almost indulged........) - this is THE best reason of all - the safety factor. You could have very seriously injured yourself using the standing-on-a-chair-holding-the-wrinkled-ribbon-up-to-the-hot-lightbulb-while-trying-to-stay-balanced method. Don't think the concussion would have been worth it.

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oh, geez, I think I may have to go to Michael's tomorrow with my 50% off coupon from somewhere else.........the darn thing is too cute! But my ribbons don't need ironing because I store them on clothes pins (all wound up) - a tip I found on another website.
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I use my curling iron... works like a charm.
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I have the Pebbles pink one as well. I think I purchased it from tayloredexpressions.com though I have seen it at Hobby Lobby for $16.99 I think (I recommend using a 40% off coupon). Sadly, I have not used it as I thought I would.
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All I can think is that one day soon the ribbon iron will be featuring heavily on the 'items I regret buying list'!!! I think I've ironed a bit of ribbon once-I used my usual iron-no offence but is a special iron for ribbons really necessary? I've never seen them, never even heard of them until now and I'm not tempted either-I just can't see how useful it would be in truth-sorry, not meaning to sound rude-just incredulous!!
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I had one and sold it. In my experience, those little irons just don't get hot enough. On the odd occasion when my ribbon is a little wrinkled, I run it over a lightbulb.
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