Thread: Unpicking Tips?
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:33 AM
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I've had a quilt top stuck to my design wall for several months now, it's a whole top with a mistake smack bang in the middle. I kept thinking I would ignore the mistake and keep going. But I've been inspired by the stories of mammoth unpicking on here, and so I've started pulling it apart.

Have taken off the borders tonight, and started on the blocks. Does anyone have any tips to make unpicking easier? I have a "quick unpick", I think you guys call them seam rippers? I'm easing the two sides apart to expose the cotton, and slicing two or three stitches at a time. I can't pick from the flat side, it's black cotton on black fabric, so too hard to see.

Does anyone have any tips?
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