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Old 04-03-2006, 02:26 PM   #1  
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Does anyone know how to do this without wrecking the ribbon? I've tried scissors and the anywhere punch and neither seem to work very well. Any suggestions?

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I have also used my craft knife to just make a small slit in the ribbon. I'm usually using a brad through the ribbon so that fits through a slit easily. I don't have any better advice than that, though... hope it helps!
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I use my any where hole punch (used for eyelets) to punch holes in my ribbon. Works perfectly everytime

Oops I just re-read your post...duh! I wonder why it is not working for you...I never have a problem. What type of ribbon is it?
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Here is a recent thread where this topic was discussed that may give you some ideas.

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I lay ribbon on a scrap of lightweight paper (like printer paper) and punch thru both layers using a hand punch. HTH.
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I have used hand held punches and a paper piercer, but it depends on how big you want the holes. I usually uses brads as well.
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I usually use brads, too. I resorted to just pushing the end of the brad through, but it was pulling the ribbon, causing white streaks. I'm using SU grosgrain ribbon, BTW.

I tried to do a search and didn't find anything, but I'll check out the link provided as well. Thanks for the suggestions -- I think I'l try a craft knife!
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I use a paper piercer. Works fine for brads. Not sure what else you are trying to put through the hole though!
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I use my Click it tool...it has a piercer for making hole for brads, Faux stitches..so and on.
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I'm cheap--I use the tool from my Knifty Knitters. It's very sharp and has always worked for me when putting brads thru.
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I use whatever I can and then I use Fray Check to make sure it doesn't fall apart!
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If you are doing eyelets or brads, you can use the handheld circle punchers. I use the 1/16" or the 1/8" hole punch at my workshops all the time.
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I've used fray check where I plan to have a hole, let it dry, & then use a hole punch to make the size I want. If I'm just using a brad, I'll make a small hole with my paper piercer first.
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I use whatever I can and then I use Fray Check to make sure it doesn't fall apart!
I have never heard of Fray Check... sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out!
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I've used fray check where I plan to have a hole, let it dry, & then use a hole punch to make the size I want. If I'm just using a brad, I'll make a small hole with my paper piercer first.
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I know this is from 1.5 decades ago so no longer relevant but you just taught me of this very helpful thing called fray check.
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I just got rid of my Fray Check, because I never used it. What are the odds? lol...
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I just got rid of my Fray Check, because I never used it. What are the odds? lol...
I guess I must be a more dedicated hoarder than you because I still have my Fray Check, It's great for ribbon ends, to prevent fraying. Now if I just used ribbon...haha!
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I got to where I just used a lighter to lightly heat up the ends of the ribbon, and that worked for me. I was leary of using the Fray Check, as they said you had to be careful using it around animals, as it was toxic to them. I don't remember where I heard that, but my cats like to get into everything! I try to keep things put up that could hurt them, but wanted to be super careful.
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