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Thread: GRRRRR - broke it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanTx View Post
    Okay $4 for the ripper, but the trip to Walmart cost me $101. LOOK! It's a LAW somewhere that when there's a clerk in the fabric dept one MUST buy fabric! I make cloth napkins for my church secret pal - since January they have been seasonal so for the next several months she's going to get blender napkins. AND my grandson is coming to visit tomorrow. My son is a single dad and the dear child shows up in some of the strangest outfits so -- a couple of shorts and t-shirts showed up in my basket. Face wash, sinus stuff, and a tiny little ice cream - Ben and Jerry's.... that sure was an expensive ripper!

    I went into the grocery store to buy some Pepperidge Farm turnovers. When I came out my van was gone. Those were some expensive turnovers to the tune of $4,500 each! LOL I have never broken a seam ripper, but then I probably don't sew as much as most do. I have some that older than forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunbytes View Post
    I went into the grocery store to buy some Pepperidge Farm turnovers. When I came out my van was gone. Those were some expensive turnovers to the tune of $4,500 each! LOL I have never broken a seam ripper, but then I probably don't sew as much as most do. I have some that older than forever.

    OMG did they find your van? If not I hope you have good insurance!

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    Ripping is out is sewing in reverse I think most of us can be rated as professional reverse sewers.
    Denise finally in Manchester NH

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    I have gone to only using Clover. they are sharp and strong. love 'em

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    LOL! I use an actual surgical scalpel. It's VERY sharp, but gives me a good handhold, and I haven't cut into my fabric yet.

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    Try beneath bed..

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    Good luck!

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    I also have a surgical seam ripper. I bought it from www.ihaveanotion.com. It works wonderfully. Also, I use an electric razor now for ripping out piecing seams. It is unbelievable!!!! My new favorite toy.
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
    Strong people don't put others down...they build them up."
    "Remember that your instincts are more important than rules"

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    I use small scissors that I got when I worked at the hospital. I had a friend who worked in the ER where they use "kits". When they didn't use the scissors, she would catch them before the used kit was tossed and bring them to me. They are stainless steel and didn't deserve to be trashed! I have a curved pair or two that I use when I am using the LA to clip threads. Just recently purchased some double-curve scissors to use with new embroidery machine. I haven't used a seam ripper in years, but have several lying around somewhere.

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