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Old 06-07-2018, 05:15 AM
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I have to frog a whole bunch. Unfortunately.

I know there is a formula for taking so many stitches on top and then taking some on the underneath...


What's the quickest way to do this?

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Old 06-07-2018, 06:54 AM
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I hate frogging! Lucky me, hubby does most of it for me.
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Old 06-07-2018, 06:59 AM
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I tend to use my smaller rotary cutter for seams. got that tip from Eleanor Burns.
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Another way...and unfortunately I can't remember where I saw it on YouTube......that little ball at the end of the short finger goes on the bottom, between the two seam edges, hold firmly and straight, and with that long finger on top, set the blade right up against the seam and you should be able to just move it along....cutting the stitch as you move.....it really works and I guess this is how professional tailors, sewers do it!
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:29 AM
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I cut every third stitch on top, then the bottom thread pulls off easily.
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I rip by every fifth thread loop on top and pull on the bottom thread. It works like the old flour bags. (Lol, I guess that shows my age knowing about the bags.) If you are NOT on a bias edge, you can use a white pencil eraser to help grab the threads that remain in the seam. Just gently draw it over the threads and it usually grabs them out of the fabric.

I tried using the ball side to rip the way Geri b says, but, alas, I cut the seam fabric anyway. So, I don't do that.

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Old 06-07-2018, 10:22 AM
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Fons or Porter said to cut every 5 - 6 stitches on one side and the thread on the other sides should just pull out. It works most of the time. Happy ripping!

All the suggestions you're getting, proves we quilters surely know how to un-sew seams!!

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Old 06-07-2018, 11:15 AM
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I used one of those scalpel rippers to un-quilt my quilt. Work under a good light for 15-20 minutes at a time. Take a mini break and then right back to it.

Good luck!
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Are you frogging piecing or quilting? If quilting, Google "how to skin a quilt" to find tips that make it go much faster.
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There is an electric tool, looks like a shaver. And there's a manual seam ripper with a rubber bulb on the opposite end for getting out the threads.

I cut the threads on the side I can see the best, every 4-5 stitches. Then pull the opposite thread.
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