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Old 11-03-2010, 05:23 PM   #41
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Remember when your mother ( or granny) said "those are for fabric only!!!!!!!!!!" There is a reason...paper dulls scissors in a big way!

I have over 20 pairs...but I taught sewing and paper crafting. Paper never touches fabric. That is my scissor rule...and, then, fray check if I mess up. Love the stuff!
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:24 PM   #42
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I use my SU Paper Snips, I use them to cut paper, ribbon, anything really and they are still as sharp as the day I got them four years ago.
In fact I have been known to snip myself depending on how I was holding the ribbon.
I always cut on an angle and also like the v shape.
I also try not to over handle the ribbon but I do have a lighter if it is particularly frayie ribbon, although I don't use it much because I find it hard to get alight.
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:28 PM   #43
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I keep my Bic lighter handy for my ribbon. Be carefull on the sheer ribbon, takes practice. This method works best in my opinion.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:32 AM   #44
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Put a little white glue on your finger, and apply it to the edges of your ribbon after you cut it. Any white glue will work.
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Thank you so much. Everyone has given me so many good ideas. I've tried the lighter trick and the glue and the sharp scissors. I still have to purchase the stop fray stuff. I noticed some ribbons are fine as long as I cut at an angle. The ones that I am having trouble with have little silver threads running through them. I am not sure what kind of ribbon it is tho. I've tried the lighter trick..however, it melts it and it looks icky. So I am going to go buy that stuff today and try that. Thank you so much for all of your help on this.
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Berrrr-ill-iant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been using fray check and really don't like it and I use bows a lot. This is just an amazing little technique!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
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I always do this wrong somehow.....I'm referring to the lighter trick!
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