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Thread: I bought the Gingher seam ripper today but...

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    Super Member AliKat's Avatar
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    I love my little folding Clover seam ripper. It is made in Germany but Clover is the distributor in the US. I can put it in my pocket and keep going without loosing it.

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    I have Ginger seam ripper and am not impressed with it. I use small scissors most of the time.

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    I've never had a problem with the cheapies so that's what I use. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I shouldn't admit it, but I have always used a small rotary cutter. I saw the tip about the eyebrow shaper/trimmer on a video and now I use it because people panic when I use the rotary cutter.
    Hey, you are in great company. I just watched Eleanor Burns use probably a 45mm rotary cutter to rip her seams out. She stated that her mother used to use razor blades but Eleanor thought the rotary cutter was safer.

    Great minds must think alike! :D :D

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    I removed a pillow/pocket off of a quillow yesterday but did it with my small (10mm I think) rotary cutter. I use that a lot for ripping. Eleanor Burns of Quilt in a Day does that on her show.
    i do have seam rippers but they are difficult as you say.
    Oops, there you go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    OK where are all the people who loved the Gingher. lol. If it doesn't work out for me I'll return it. It was half price but that still makes it $12.50.
    Oh that's funny hahahaha. I don't have them but I have just about every seam ripper made. I think they all came from Joann's and they do the job!! I do love Gingher scissors though :)

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    I use this one: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...DID=xprd140434
    They don't show the cutting end, but it's like a surgeon's lancet. I can get the smallest of stitches. BTW, I have a Janome and I feel 2.2 is too small for my eyes. I up it to 2.4 and 2.6 on items that aren't getting stress...

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    I broke the tip of my best seam ripper while using it to pry a hard-to-get-to battery from something -- yeah, I know, but it was near by and I was frustrated. So I replaced it with a relatively expensive one with an ergonomic handle. I don't remember the brand -- the handle is two shades of purple -- it feels good, but it's as dull as a butter knife! I replaced that one with the old standby blue-handled Dritz, but I don't think the blade is as narrow or sharp as my old one.

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    I use an Exacto knife. I use these for so many things, so I always have one handy. With a new, sharp blade, the stitches come out very easily. The point is tiny if needed for small places.

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    I still use a rotary cutter at home, but in public I use the eyebrow trimmer. Life is easier when women aren't panicing about the rotary cutter. LOL

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