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Thread: I need a GOOD Seam Ripper!!

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    Senior Member grammy17's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by okiepastor
    Seems everyone at Guild is now using the mustache trimmers at the $$$ store!
    I have not found a really good one either--the big ones you can hold are not sharp and those darn little ones are hard to hang onto.....
    Cut a hole in my seam with the mustache trimmer.

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    I have yearned for a good seam ripper too. So, will try the Clover first. HOWEVER, I have found that after I take out that first stitch, I can set down my inadiquate seam ripper and pick up my THIRD FINGER. This little tool can be found in most catalogs. While it is not a seam ripper, for some reason it is great for pulling out thread. It's very strong and can pull out lots and lots of stitches without breaking the thread. I love mine.
    Theresa from Michigan

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    The seam ripper that came with my Bernina is the best. I've tried others and always go back to the Bernina

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    I so agree...Fons and Porter's seam ripper....beats any of the other ones...and I've bought my share of them!! LOL

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    X-acto knife. Basicly a scalpal but has more of a point instead of a curve. Just be sure that anyone with little kids around keep these types well out of reach !

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    I use a combicut, it has a ripper on one end and tweezers on the other, the blade is real slim and it is one of the bes I have found

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    Quote Originally Posted by whinnytoo
    I like Havels seam ripper, alot like a scalpel and it works great. Comes with extra blades too
    This my pick as well. I like being able to replace the blade. Also someone pointed out the blades can be sharpened--I use my kitchen steel to sharpen mine.

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    my favorite, too!

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    Why are we all ripping seams... we don't admit it...I use a razorblade

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    When I was in a full arm cast I learned to use a razor blade and use the cast to hold down the fabric - I can whiz through seam ripping so fast it is ridiculous - Now, I use the side of one hand to hold down the fabric and the index finger and thumb to hold the seam up - the other hand holds the sharp blade and just whispers over the thread - inches go fast.... I was bored and desperate for quilting!! Now I get the quilters's stuff to do at all the meetings and just tonight took 50 blocks apart for a neighbor in less than an hour!

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    I have a few, but tend to use the Clover most often.

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    Are seam rippers better when you pay more? Or less expensive ones good too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    I didn't have a seam ripper until two months ago and everyone bragged about Clover. Never used one before but since I bought it, have had to use it.
    WHAT!!!!!! I use the ripper more than my cutter.... What does that say about my quilting skills LOL

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    I use a very small Gingher scissors with a sharp pointed end to clip every third or fourth stitch on one side of the seam and then pull off the thread on the other side of the seam. I use the same scissors to clip threads between chain stitched pieces.

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    The ones that look like a scalpel are the best. Don't let them intimidate you - better to be sharp and work then to be dull or unbalanced and ruin your hard work.

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    Sorry I don't know what kind to get. I use the cheaper ones but it
    would probably amaze me at how bad I need a new one if I would
    get one. Mine is old.

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    I always use my embroidery scissors, pointy and sharp, they rip seams, cut threads, I even use the handle side to flatten seams. I ''wear''them on a whistle band never have to look for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoAnnB
    I use a very small Gingher scissors with a sharp pointed end to clip every third or fourth stitch on one side of the seam and then pull off the thread on the other side of the seam. I use the same scissors to clip threads between chain stitched pieces.
    Exactly what I do, sure works for me.

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    I absolutely love the seam ripper that comes with the Viking sewing machines. Try to keep several on hand just in case I misplace one.

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    I purchased at my LQS a seam ripper that looks like a mustach trimmer. I love it and use it very often. It is so fast and easy to use. It cuts the threads only and not the material. You run it between the two sewn pieces of material and it cuts right through the thread.

    Small trimmer made by Wahl
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    Run it between the two pieces of material that you need to rip the seam out of.
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    I love the clover and believe me when I say, I do plenty of unsewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    Are seam rippers better when you pay more? Or less expensive ones good too?
    I bought mine at Walmart for very little money. It has a curved metal end (like a scalpel) and a wooden handle. It is very sharp but have never ripped my fabric. Love it!

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    Famore cutlery made in Germany voted the best of all the seam ripper on the market and I love mine!

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    I use eyebrow trimmers,I get 3 for a dollar at the dollar store.They're very sharp,and cheap.they're made by Noxema.

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    I like the Clover seam rippers, they made one with a white
    handle and also a flat brown handle. I like them both.

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