by estherwaayenberg 02 Sep 2012

Thanks Cassandra. Here is the 1st place ribbon. I'm not happy with the stitching on the ribbon as it tends to pucker. And of course the word BAKEOFF is off center.


by oaro 03 Sep 2012

great job

by highlandermom 03 Sep 2012

I love the blue ribbon choice and this does look good and the unhappy part just off. If you make another at some point I am sure it will be better still.

by noah 03 Sep 2012

I love it :):)great job girls hugs

by 02kar Moderator 03 Sep 2012

I think it will be treasured by the receiver. Great tip from nualaa. Let us know if it works for you.

by nualaa 03 Sep 2012

I would try spraying the ribbon with water to wet it good and while it is damp place it good side down on to the ironing board. Pin the edges every 1/4 on both sides of the ribbon stretching and steaming as I went. Leave it to dry and spray again with starch and let it dry.
Hope this works, usually works for me on puckered designs.

highlandermom by highlandermom 03 Sep 2012

Thank you for the great tip.

jrob by jrob 03 Sep 2012

Great tip and consider using starch, too.

momhome by momhome 06 Sep 2012

This is a good idea. I think I will try it on a couple designs that I made that tried to pucker. Thanks for the tip.

by momhome 03 Sep 2012

Can you just redo the bakeoff part of the ribbon and reattach? The rest of it looks very nice. Stitching on ribbon is not the easiest thing in the world to do. Have you thought about using a less dense font? Don't give up.

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estherwaayenberg by estherwaayenberg 03 Sep 2012

I could cut the BAKEOFF ribbon off and replace but this is no big deal and don't think it is worth the time. Besides, I'd have to go back into town to get more ribbon. Yes, if I were to do this again, I should use a less dense font.