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Thread: Seam Ripper

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    Seam Ripper

    I have used my seam ripper more on the quilt then I have ever used it before.I dont know why I cant get it together. I have been quilting for a few year. Any one else have this problem or is it just me. I just want to thank the person who invented seam rippers.

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    There is always the project that just won't work right. After ripping the seam apart for the 3rd time, it's too frayed to use. I usually give up at that point and cut a fresh piece.
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    Sometimes it seems to be that way....I hate froggy days...rippit, rippit....

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    Happened to me on a quilt with Y seams. I vowed no more of those type quilts for a while. It took forever to complete because of all the ripping.

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    Usually my rule is... when I use the seam ripper twice in one day... It's time to quit.

    On a side note... I had moved my sewing machine into the dining room while my sewing room was under construction. I dropped my seam ripper, it stuck in the linoleum and BROKE THE TIP! WAHHH It was my favorite seam ripper too. Do you know how worthless a seam ripper is without the tip?! VERY worthless. I was sad. Luckily I have back ups!

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    OH.. I have those days too. It usually happens when I'm either tired or lots of distractions around. I just have to put it up for a couple of hours, then it all comes together well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HilaryK8 View Post
    Usually my rule is... when I use the seam ripper twice in one day... It's time to quit.
    Twice only in ONE DAY??? Grief, I'd never make it through one seam, much less a whole block or a full quilt!!
    Twice. In one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigi07 View Post
    OH.. I have those days too. It usually happens when I'm either tired or lots of distractions around. I just have to put it up for a couple of hours, then it all comes together well.
    Me, too. Some day it just seems like my sewing doesn't want to cooperate. I mess with it a while & finally just put it up for a time -- what my Mother would call "a good case of leaving alone". Don't be too hard on yourself...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnamon View Post
    I have used my seam ripper more on the quilt then I have ever used it before.I dont know why I cant get it together. I have been quilting for a few year. Any one else have this problem or is it just me. I just want to thank the person who invented seam rippers.

    Maybe you need to set the quilt aside, pull some weeds, bake some bread and try again Monday.
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