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Thread: Unpicking Tips?

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    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
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    I can't help at all. I hate having to pick out my mistakes.

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    Power Poster sandpat's Avatar
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    Patience, patience, patience. Ask me how it know this???? :?

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    Super Member Tiffany's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Ok..this is how I do it, I slide my ripper under every 4th stitch right along one seam...then turn over and pull the bottom thread which will come out in one long piece then you can just pull out the snippets...

    I prefer this method as it doesn't distort your fabrics at all, the stress is on the long thread not the fabric...practice made me perfect at this technique :lol:
    I do every 3rd stitch and the one thing I find is that you end up with a lot of little itty-bitty threads that go everywhere. Here is a quick and easy solution for that. I use painters tape (stolen from hubby's tool box). I put the tape on the front and when I pull the long thread from the back, all those little threads stay stuck to the painter's tape and I can just remove it and throw it away. Don't use regular tape! It is too sticky and will pull your fabric out of shape. The painter's tape doesn't do that. I find that the painter's tape has become a regular part of my quilting tools. I guess I wouldn't need so much of it if I didn't have to reverse sew so often. Hope this hint helps others who find themselves reverse sewing.
    Piece ~ Tiffany

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    Catherine's Avatar
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    Razor blade it...took me a while to master this and I ended up with some cuts on my hands.( from my Alteration days) but nothing is like a sharp razor blade!!!!!

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    Everyone in my guild uses the eyebrow trimmers sold at Walmart 3 to a package for about $2 They are better than a seam ripper for fast unripping and won't tear the fabric.

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