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Hot Ribbon Art is a durable, 2-sided 1/8 inch iron-on polyester ribbon that is machine washable and perfect for creating your own iron-on patches and for embellishing appliqué. Hot Ribbon Art has the unique ability to adhere to fabric and paper surfaces when heated with an iron.

Available in 22 colors, Hot Ribbon Art has a glossy ribbon surface on one side, while the other holds the special glue that bonds when heated, allowing you to make easy iron-on transfers.

Hot Pink Hot Ribbon Art

 

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Hot Ribbon Art is available in 22 colors

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RedsHot Pink Yellow to OrangeGreens 
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Color Chart FAQs How to Make Iron-On TransfersMake a Postcard 

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Red Hot Ribbon Art
Red
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
Size: 1/8th inch wide
Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR02
Weight: 0.1 lb
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Maroon  Ribbon Art
Maroon
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
Size: 1/8th inch wide
Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR09
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Hot Pink

Hot Pink Hot Ribbon Art
Hot Pink
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
Size: 1/8th inch wide
Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR16
Weight: 0.1 lb
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Yellow to Orange

Lemon Yellow Ribbon Art
Lemon Yellow
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
Size: 1/8th inch wide
Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR08
Weight: 0.1 lb
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Golden Yellow Hot Ribbon Art
Golden Yellow
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
Size: 1/8th inch wide
Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR19
Weight: 0.1 lb
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Honey Hot Ribbon Art
Honey
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
Size: 1/8th inch wide
Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR17
Weight: 0.1 lb
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Orange Hot Ribbon Art
Orange
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
Size: 1/8th inch wide
Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR13
Weight: 0.1 lb
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Greens

Orange Hot Ribbon Art
Forest Green
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
Size: 1/8th inch wide
Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR14
Weight: 0.1 lb
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Lime Green Ribbon Art
Lime Green
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
Size: 1/8th inch wide
Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR11
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Blue Green

Blue Green Ribbon Art
Blue Green
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
Size: 1/8th inch wide
Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR06
Weight: 0.1 lb
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Blues

Sky Blue Ribbon Art
Sky Blue
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
Size: 1/8th inch wide
Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR12
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Blue Hot Ribbon Art
Blue
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
Size: 1/8th inch wide
Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR03
Weight: 0.1 lb
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Dk Blue Hot Ribbon Art
Dark Blue
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
Size: 1/8th inch wide
Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR15
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Royal Blue  Ribbon Art
Royal Blue
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

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Item Code: 03ZHR10
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Lilac to Purple

Lilac Ribbon Art
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Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
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Item Code: 03ZHR07
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Purple Hot Ribbon Art
Purple
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
Size: 1/8th inch wide
Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR05
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Black , Brown, Gray, and White

Black Hot Ribbon Art
Black
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
Size: 1/8th inch wide
Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR04
Weight: 0.1 lb
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Dk Brown Hot Ribbon Art
Dark Brown
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
Size: 1/8th inch wide
Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR20
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Gray Hot Ribbon Art
Gray
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
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Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR18
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White Hot Ribbon Art
White
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
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Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR01
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Metallic Gold and Silver

Gold Hot Ribbon Art
Gold
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
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Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR21
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Silver Hot Ribbon Art
Silver
Fusible: Hot Ribbon Art

MFG: Junko
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Count: 2 yds
Item Code: 03ZHR22
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How to Make Iron-On Transfers

Easy as 1 2 3

Step 1- Choosing a pattern

Choose an image that has clean, bold outlines, such as a children's coloring book picture. Try simple images first, then work up to more complex shapes. Try tracing a photo or image with a thick black marker to make a pattern.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 2- Prepare for ribbon

Work on an ironing board or a sturdy surface covered with a towel. Lay your image flat, then cover with clean glass or a polylon sheet.

Step 3a

Step 3- Outline with ribbon

We suggest you practice with scraps to get a feel for using Hot Ribbon. Only heat the glossy side of the ribbon.

Step 3b

Step 3c

Pre-heat iron

  • Set your Mini-Iron to Medium heat. Test on a scrap.
  • If the glossy side of the ribbon looks melted, turn down the heat

Outlining

  • Outlining With one finger, guide the ribbon along the pattern, tacking in place with the iron as you go.
  • The glossy side of the ribbon always faces up. The dull side is the adhesive.

Step 3d

Step 3e

Trimming

  • Clean any glue build-up off the iron immediately with steel wool or a commercial iron cleaner.

Keep the iron moving

  • Avoid going over the same area too much or holding the hot iron in one place too long to avoid scorching the ribbon.

Step 3f

Keep the iron clean

  • Clean any glue build-up off the iron immediately with steel wool or a commercial iron cleaner.

Iron Protection Sheet

  • Use the iron protection sheet between the iron and ribbon to avoid scorching when going over large areas.

 

Step 4a
Step 4b

Go back over corners

    • Tack corners twice to prevent peeling or ribbon from separating.

Step 4- Filling in an outline

Take the completed outline and place it under the glass, then fill in the area by tacking the ribbon closely.

Finishing filling

    • Once the area has been filled, pull the outline from under the glass.
    • Trim any uneven edges, then cover with the outline and tack in place.

Step 5- Preparing image to transfer Filling in an outline

Carefully peel completed image off the glass. Use a bamboo pick or palette knife (no fingers!) to lift the image and avoid warping. Place on a chosen clean, flat surface for final ironing.

Step 6

Step 6 - Final Ironing

Iron your finished image onto your chosen surface. Use the Iron Protection Sheet to protect the glossy ribbon surface from the heat of the iron. Iron for 40 sec. on a dry setting, medium-high temp. Avoid moving your project until colled.

• Good surfaces

These projects iron best onto cottons, poly-blends, denim, cloth shoes, baseball caps, paper, and similar materials. Iron longer on thicker material

• Poor surfaces

Not reccommended for leather, silk, waterproof material, rayon, acrylic, or vinyl.

Carefully test for any other unusual surface.


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FAQs —Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of commonly asked questions about Hot Ribbon Art:

Q: Can I iron ribbon straight onto a surface?

A: Yes. Follow our directions for making appliqués. Tack your ribbon in place like when you work on glass, then do your final ironing for 40 sec. with a full-sized iron.

Q: Can I split ribbon?

A: Yes. You can carefully cut the ribbon to be narrower, within reason. Tiny slivers of ribbon may not have enough adhesive and may pull up easier. Go back over each edge with the hot iron to avoid fraying.

Q: Can I use the ribbon to hold pieces of fabric in place?

A: No. Beacuse it it so narrow, Hot Ribbon works well for finishing edges, but you need to hold the fabric in place with a stronger adhesive meant for larger areas.

Q: How can I clean my iron?

A: We recommend cleaning your iron frequently by rubbing the tip against a piece of steel wool. This safely removes any glue build-up.

Q: How can I get nice even curves?

A: With sharp, fine scissors (embroidery scissors work great) trim the inner edge of your curves at even intervals to bend for tighter, smoother curves.

Q: What if I make a mistake?

A: You can carefully remove bits of ribbon by heating them then pulling up and removing the unwanted ribbon. However, you can't reuse that piece of ribbon and you may get a bit of glue residue on the fabric in the place where you removed the ribbon.

Q: What if I need a color that is not available?

A: You can dye white Hot Ribbon with fabric markers, permanent/waterproof markers, or we reccommend using COPIC Permanent Markers.

Q: What if the ribbon edges peel up?

A: You can iron the edges back down, even after washing. Just use an iron protection sheet between the iron and ribbon, then iron as before.

 

Q: What surfaces will Hot Ribbon work on?

A: Hot ribbon works best on cottons, paper, polyester blends, denim, cloth shoes, baseball caps, cork coasters, paper meche boxes, wood, and other similar materials.

Q: What's causing my ribbon to melt?

A: You are either holding your iron in one place too long, going over the same spot too many times, your iron is too hot, or you aren't using an Iron Protection Sheet when making your final Ironing.

Q: Why shouldn't I have more than 2 layers of ribbon?

A: If you are using the Hot Ribbon on clothing, we suggest you keep it to 2 layers or less. Otherwise the ribbon feels stiff and doesn't bend with the fabric as well. It might also be more likely to peel up. On flat images, it gets bulky, but does not hinder the integrity of the work.

Q: Will Hot Ribbon fade over time or in sunlight?

A: No. Hot Ribbon is made from durable polyester ribbon that is color fast for many years.

Q: Will the coloring bleed?

A: The only colors we've found that might give you problems are the deep reds- red or maroon - especially on white fabric. We suggest you test these first to make sure they won't flow over onto the fabric.

Q: Is Hot Ribbon Art machine washable?

A: Yes. You can wash fabrics with Hot Ribbon attached. However, if you've made an appliqué with fuseable web, the web may detach, pulling the ribbon with it. We do not recommend hot dryer cycles however.


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How to Make a Postcard

Postcard Example

This postcard was made using the directions for making a Hot Ribbon iron-on transfer.

The ribbon was then ironed onto a regular postcard, with a dry iron on med-high heat.

Keep your iron constantly moving and use the iron protection sheet to protect the paper.


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