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Old 05-18-2020, 11:00 PM
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Love your name for this thread! "Favorite Jack" gave me a chuckle.
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Old 05-19-2020, 03:01 AM
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Clover is my "go to" seam ripper. I inherited my stash and also lots of tools. Included were a life time pile of seam rippers of every variety. I began to us use them and soon discovered why there were so many. Most were not sharp enough to do the job. I began to toss out the ones that made the work harder rather that easier. Got down to the blue handled Dritz and eventually purchased the Clover because so many of my quilting friends were using that brand. Well, the sun rose, the birds began to sing, the sky became blue and I began to smile when I opened the package and used that little gem. Easy to use, fits my hand and has stayed sharp for about four years now.
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Old 05-19-2020, 05:38 AM
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For Christmas I received a gift with both the large and small ergonomic handle seam rippers from Joann's (I'm sure they are sold elsewhere)
They are so comfortable in my hand and very sharp.
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Old 05-19-2020, 05:46 AM
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Onebyone- the one I accidentally threw in the fireplace was that ugly brown one lol!!!
I loved it. Darn! But I have a zillion others so I haven't replaced it.
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Old 05-19-2020, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by juliasb View Post
The best and sharpest ones I have ever had came with my sewing machines.
Ah!! You just reminded me that the one I liked which I lost actually came with my sewing machine! (I'd forgotten that). I'm going to try a Janome brand seam ripper, since they also sell them separately. A bit spendy, but if it's sharp I'll be happy!

Originally Posted by themadpatter View Post
I Love Clover 482's! Super sharp with a comfortable handle. I drill holes in the handles and put a shoe lace through it so it's easy to find if my quilting area gets chaotic. Hahahahaha! Who am I kidding? When it gets chaotic. I use a wide, very bright lace.
That's brilliant! One of the things that I find a problem is how easily the little ones roll around (and off!) my sewing table, so I've been wracking my brains, trying to figure out what I can tape to the ripper that will stop it rolling, but not be uncomfortable in my hand. But the ribbon idea is brilliant, because then it's always easily seen - even if it lands in a trash can full of bits of fabric!

Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
Love your name for this thread! "Favorite Jack" gave me a chuckle.
My answer to the face value of this question would be "pepper".

Thanks so much, everyone! Seeing how the Clover rippers have got a lot of positive reviews, I might have to get one of those as well!
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Old 05-20-2020, 03:27 AM
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Once I have to tug to snap a thread that ripper is in the trash. When I go to a quilt shop and have nothing in mind to buy I always buy a seam ripper. Fons and Porter's big red/cream ripper is very good but hard to find.
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Old 05-20-2020, 06:57 AM
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It usually depends on what I'm ripping. I've used the eyebrow-shaper kind with great results, and if my stitches are large enough, I like my Gingher. The Ginghers aren't being made any more. I think people really didn't use them right. I must say, I love the feel of it in my hand.

Good luck finding one you like. Amazon orders can sometimes be very easily returned.
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Old 05-20-2020, 02:24 PM
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I like the double ended one from smartneedle.com
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Old 05-20-2020, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
OFons and Porter's big red/cream ripper is very good but hard to find.
Is it round? It looks round in the pictures....
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Old 05-20-2020, 06:43 PM
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No, whatever is handy. I have several.
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