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    I am repairing a 25-year-old bride's wedding hat that will be worn in a fashion show. It is made out of a medium weight ribbon the has been sewn together.

    I need to "shape" it. What should I use? Do I spray it with a heavy starch? A fabric glue? What do you have in your quilting kit that would help me. I am thinking of spraying it with a fabric glue and shaping the top over a bowl and giving the brim a spray to take the folds out.

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    go to a craft store and buy stiffener- it is made specifically for this- used alot for the little stand up lace angels...the difference is- the (stuff) you are speaking of can easily loose their shape with humidity or get sticky- the I think its called stiffy comes in a jar- call ahead and ask- they should know exactly what it is

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    I'm not exactly sure, but what about that boning stuff you buy at Joanns that's made for dress hems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    go to a craft store and buy stiffener- it is made specifically for this- used alot for the little stand up lace angels...the difference is- the (stuff) you are speaking of can easily loose their shape with humidity or get sticky- the I think its called stiffy comes in a jar- call ahead and ask- they should know exactly what it is
    :lol: :lol: :lol: (Sorry, just had a visual "Stiffy in a jar", my Aussie friends will howl over that one.) I can't even imagine asking any sales clerk if they have Stiffy in a jar. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    go to a craft store and buy stiffener- it is made specifically for this- used alot for the little stand up lace angels...the difference is- the (stuff) you are speaking of can easily loose their shape with humidity or get sticky- the I think its called stiffy comes in a jar- call ahead and ask- they should know exactly what it is
    :lol: :lol: :lol: (Sorry, just had a visual "Stiffy in a jar", my Aussie friends will howl over that one.) I can't even imagine asking any sales clerk if they have Stiffy in a jar. :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Howling with laughter here!

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    what a cute little baby. just adorable.

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    Over here too, and I'm not even Australian ROFL

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    Just had to look this up. Here it is online:
    http://www.plaidonline.com/productDe...sp?itemID=1550

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    Both Michael's and JoAnn's sell Stiffy. Hmmm, wonder if they got together on that?? :lol:

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