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Thread: Bad Day for the Seam Ripper :(

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    Senior Member LovinMySoldier's Avatar
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    I had to lay my little buddy down to rest tonight :( Many of you hate your seam ripper but I loved the little guy. We spent nearly every night together. And tonight I snapped his head off :( He was always there for me. We worked diligently on every project together. Hand in hand. I sewed and then he ripped away. I am going to miss his little candy red body :( What a good helper he was. And what makes it even worse is that I cannot go any further on my bag I am working on tonight until I go shopping tomorrow to get a new friend. Hopefully I can find a new friend tomorrow! Maybe I wont have to use him as much as I used my old buddy!

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    Awee. Rip lil buddy! Rest easy knowing you did your best at every rip..

    Hope you find another one.

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    Sadness, you have lost a good friend, goodbye little buddy......
    Now, as we all know, life must go on, however I suggest you get at least two new "little buddies", this way they have each other to help with the unsewing :)

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    How sad. I also have a best buddy named seam ripper. We often hang out day and night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Awee. Rip lil buddy! Rest easy knowing you did your best at every rip..

    Hope you find another one.
    OMGoodnes RIP = Rest in Peace - that is so creative and funny:)
    Sorry about your buddy :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magdalena
    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Awee. Rip lil buddy! Rest easy knowing you did your best at every rip..

    Hope you find another one.
    OMGoodnes RIP = Rest in Peace - that is so creative and funny:)
    Sorry about your buddy :(
    I couldn't sew without my little tool. I do a lot of reverse sewing too
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    Buy two! I use both of mine (but not simultaneously-yet).
    Bet you buy more than a new best friend!

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    So sorry, R.I.P Red Ripper. I would suggest one of the better Clover brand ones. I love mine. Sharp and a smaller tip

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    I have the Gingher and he makes fast ripping. We have a understanding I sew he rips.

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    I also need a new helper. Mine is still in one piece,but has lost his sharpness.He's a Sr, so to be expected.Where do you find the diff brand buddies? We only have Joanns & Hobby Lobby.

    Quote Originally Posted by Granna of 5
    I have the Gingher and he makes fast ripping. We have a understanding I sew he rips.

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    :lol: :lol: I am so sorry for your loss and the fact that he was your best friend. My Mr. Seam Ripper is not my best friend. He comes out to play way too often and I usually say too many bad words when he is there.

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    Grace Mitchell: Beautiful Quilt!

    I am off today to find a new friend. Any suggestions on what one to buy? :)

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    I have had a similar tragedy in my life. After I got over the initial shock, I purchased no fewer than 4 seam rippers so I would never have to go through that again. So far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lois Wymer
    I have had a similar tragedy in my life. After I got over the initial shock, I purchased no fewer than 4 seam rippers so I would never have to go through that again. So far so good.
    That is so funny because this is what happened to me too. Unfortunately, my new ones aren't as friendly as my old one.

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    I have two Clovis rippers and love them. Sharp, sharp. They come in cream so if you want another red, have to look at others. You are so creative..cute story. My ripper is called "the reverser". LOL The other one is Froggie because he is always ripping...rippit, rippit.....

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    How cute!! :-) We have 3 Rippers at our house...one is mine, one is DH's, and one lives on the quilting machine frame. I guess you could say we have Triplet Rippers!! LOL

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    I got one at Joann's - don't remember the brand, but it has a nice fat handle on it so it feels good while using it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    I had to lay my little buddy down to rest tonight :( Many of you hate your seam ripper but I loved the little guy. We spent nearly every night together. And tonight I snapped his head off :( He was always there for me. We worked diligently on every project together. Hand in hand. I sewed and then he ripped away. I am going to miss his little candy red body :( What a good helper he was. And what makes it even worse is that I cannot go any further on my bag I am working on tonight until I go shopping tomorrow to get a new friend. Hopefully I can find a new friend tomorrow! Maybe I wont have to use him as much as I used my old buddy!
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know my little buddy named Rip and I are very intimate in our sewing projects. I would not be able to do a thing with out him. May you find another that will be just as worthy of your projects. JoAnn

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    I always buy two, so I'm never without.

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    I know how you feel. Somedays I feel like they are my best friends. I have 3 of them in different sizes. And I use all 3. Not at the same time...yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace Mitchell
    I got one at Joann's - don't remember the brand, but it has a nice fat handle on it so it feels good while using it.
    That was probably Fons and Porter Ergonomically designed seam ripper. Red handle or whatever you want to call it. I have had mine for about four years now. Have two more (grocery store variety) stashed away also, one for my sewing bag, one for extra. Mine's name is Jack!!!!!!! Edie

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    so sorry for your loss I have 4 I keep one in each place I would use one...that way I don't have to keep hunting for my little buddie.....I got mine from Joann's and I'm not sure the name but they are purple and have a rubber bottom that erases your mistakes after you pick....much quicker...good luck choosing your friend

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    Haha....I got a laugh out of that! I have about four of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trif
    however I suggest you get at least two new "little buddies", :)
    ........AND attach him/her to your sewing machine with Velcro. I never lose my little buddy anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieH
    Buy two! I use both of mine (but not simultaneously-yet).
    Bet you buy more than a new best friend!
    bet you do too! Let us know what else you get at the quilt shop!

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