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Thread: electric razor as a seam ripper?

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    electric razor as a seam ripper?


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    I haven't but a lot of members of my embroidery group have and they love it.

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    what a neat site

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    I have used what is essentially a mustache trimmer. Actually purchased it at a meeting of area quilters that had a speaker. Only found out later that it was a mustache trimmer. It works great. You do need to be careful because you can accidentally cut your material, but then you can do that with almost anything you use to remove a seam.

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    I am the Queen of Ripping Seams~what a great idea. I wonder if I could find something at the $ Store, I guess I'' have to go look

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    I would probably cut the fabric along with the seam.
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    I haven't ever even seen it before. This was great. Thanks for sharing!
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    Great idea, thanks
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    Here's a link for a small battery operated one. You just have to make sure that you have a good guard on the cutting blades. And yes it does work great! http://jmichellewatts.com/Quilting_Supplies.htm

    Also, another partial discussion on 'ripping'. http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...t179157-2.html

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    A mustache trimmer works very well. We actually saw this at a booth at the quilt show, she had the trimmer packaged in brown paper sacks so you couldn't see what it actually was. Of course one of us bought one opened it up and then the rest of us went down to Wal-mart to get one.

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    Great idea, thanks.

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    Yes, I have seen that. It's a very popular tool among machine embroiderers.

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    I have one and it works great. It is a Wahl and is small and very easy to hold. Sure saves a lot of time.

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    I use a mustache trimmer too..it was only about 8 bucks and much faster than other methods I've tried....
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    Uhm, never have seen this before, I wonder if I would accidentally cut the fabric.

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    Thanks for sharing this hint. I'll try it but I'm not sure I can dump my current best friend.
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    There was a lady demonstrating them at the San Diego Quilt show last year (the one for seam ripping) and she showed how it did not cut fabric. It was early in the day (I make my purchases at the end of the day) and when I went back to take a second look they were already sold out. I was impressed that it did not cut the fabric and didn't see them at the Road to California show.

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    I'm going to have to try this out, thanks for the ideal.

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    The only thing I don't like is it leaves those little bitty pieces of thread that are a bit hard to get out of the seam. Would be fast tho.
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    A mustash trimmer has been a part of my necessary sewing equipment every since I was shown how to use it. I also keep a roll of masking tape handy to get rid of the little pieces of leftover thread. Unfortuneatly ripping out mistakes is a necessary part of quilting, sewing or embroidery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbeadit View Post
    The only thing I don't like is it leaves those little bitty pieces of thread that are a bit hard to get out of the seam. Would be fast tho.
    Run an emery board across the fabric. It will pull out those threads - works like a CHARM!

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