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    Question How to straighten out older crinkled ribbons?


    a couple summers ago I put a couple dozen award ribbons in a shoe box. Painted the room they were hung in. I took them out to finally re-hang and many have folds and crinkles in them and do not look good when hung. what is a good way to smooth out an old crinkled ribbon so it may be hung again?
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    Dampen a small cotton towel, lay it over the ribbon and iron the towel. The steam from the dampened towel combined with pressure takes out the wrinkles. Using an iron directly on the ribbon will probably melt your ribbon.

    Laurie

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    I have ironed them, sandwhich between two pillow cases. It works perfectly......

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    Oh - perfect.
    Just great.
    Know I spend a lot of my time trying to train one up, and learning to train one up to get a ribbon, and Mr. Bora looks for info on how the "fix" the crinkled up ones he's got in "storage"...you know,.. the ones' he's "forgotten" about in an old shoe box.

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    Ken, I expected you to somehow include your universal training tool - a rope - as part of the solution, but looks like the iron is good advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjsynergy View Post
    I have ironed them, sandwhich between two pillow cases. It works perfectly......
    Me too. Steam iron. Iron them on the back so you don't lift the text.

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    Why would you decorate your room with orange JH ribbons?

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    I've got boxes of ribbons from upland hunt trials. I use the iron thing to straighten them out. The only ones I have hanging are special meaning ones, like Dog of The day honor.

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    Rather than trying to restore old ribbons, I try every couple of years to go out and get some new ones. I take any color.
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    I don't see this turning out well.....

    http://images.menvsmonkey.com/files/...monkey-078.jpg

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