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Thread: I need a GOOD Seam Ripper!!

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    I have a gingher seam ripper that I use lots & I love it.It got dull. I ordered new blades from Clotilde
    Hope this helps.
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    Babylock has a seam ripper that is has a flat hand grip so it doesn't roll away and is easy to hold. They are really sharp, too. It's the best I've tried in a long time.

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    I use a single sided razor blade. It goes faster than any seam ripper I have ever tried. You do end up with a lot of little pieces of thread on the seam edges. I was thinking of using tape to pick those up but I haven't ever tried that yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterpam
    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
    I think it has more to say about your perfectionism than your quilting skills myself.

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    Pray tell, how do you rip with one stroke?

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    I use a Clover.

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    Havel surgical steel ripper is my favorite. Have had it for seven years and have put in a new blade only a few times. It is very, very sharp. But effective. Watch your fingrs.

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    I like Fons & Porters ergonomic sean ripper best.

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    I'm a teacher and always tell my students to leave any unsewing to me....(nickname...Jac the ripper)......and I use my rotary cutter to do it quickly and efficiently!

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    When having to do lots of ripping I use my electric hair clippers ... mustache clippers work too. Doing that yesterday, lots of seams to 'rip' from a project that wasn't cut accurately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraez
    When having to do lots of ripping I use my electric hair clippers ... mustache clippers work too. Doing that yesterday, lots of seams to 'rip' from a project that wasn't cut accurately.
    They don't cut the fabric?

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    MommaDorian, they don't cut the fabric if you pull the 2 pieces of fabric apart at the seam that needs ripped. I cut some fabric once but not since, I had not kept the fabric taut.

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    Superior threads has an excellent one, pricy, but good.

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    Superior threads has an excellent one, pricy, but good.

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    I use my "snip" sissors made for people with arthritis (lol) - that way I don't have to go hunting, they have a sharp point and work wonderful for that purpose.

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    I use the mustache trimmer...can't beat it for speed. If just taking out a couple of stitches, I use the little cheapo rippers... :)

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