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Thread: I'm getting SO good at.........

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    ripping out stitches!!!!! :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :evil: :x :x

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    Ahhhh, the dreaded "learning curve". Just keep Jack handy and you'll be fine. I have my Masters and I'm working on my PHD.

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    Hang on in there, it's all good. I know sometimes it realy can be frustrating.

    :wink:

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    LOL< me too!

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    i can do it behind my back with my eyes closed :shock:
    now THAT takes practice! LOL

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    Go, David, go. We all like to be great at something so you can, currently, be the greatest seam ripper (smile). Just remember, this too shall pass and soon it will become less needed. Looking forward to seeing your new projects.

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    Happens to everyone. Been quilting for years and last week had to rip off almost every setting triangle in on point quilt because I kept putting them on wrong. Some days we just can't win. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    i can do it behind my back with my eyes closed :shock:
    now THAT takes practice! LOL
    Me too!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

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    That is exactly why I have a ripper by each machine on every table and a small one in my purse... Does this tell you anything. I do like using a small battery operated mustache trimmer to unsew a seam with...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    Go, David, go. We all like to be great at something so you can, currently, be the greatest seam ripper (smile). Just remember, this too shall pass and soon it will become less needed. Looking forward to seeing your new projects.
    David, I think she is lying to you LOLOLOLOLOLOL :D:D:D:D:D

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    I think that many of us arevery good at the frog stitch.....rip it...rip it...rip it....

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    My seam ripper is my best friend!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    I think that many of us arevery good at the frog stitch.....rip it...rip it...rip it....
    OMG,, LMAO. I call my DH and his good buddies FROG's.
    F*****G Really Old Guys!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    ripping out stitches!!!!! :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :evil: :x :x
    I attended a class with Carol Doak once; she uses & sells a tool that's a lot like a utility knife for ripping out stitches. After some practice, it works well and I don't use a seam ripper anymore. Probelm is, there are frustrating times when having sharp objects handy is not a good idea, know what I mean?!!! Arrrggghhhh!! :hunf: :evil: :shock:

    (just joking)

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    When I started welding the grinder was my best friend. The better I got at welding the less I used the grinder. When I started quilting the same goes for the seem ripper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    i can do it behind my back with my eyes closed :shock:
    now THAT takes practice! LOL
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    LOL I am with you, I did as much unsewing as sewing on my latest project :D:D:D

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    must be something in the air...i've about worn out my seam ripper in the past couple days :roll:

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    I prefer the more PC term of "reverse sewing" LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    ripping out stitches!!!!! :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :evil: :x :x

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    i am an expert ripper i used to do alterations for a living for about 8 yrs rip rip rip

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    I like to refer to it as "reverse stitching"!

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    I think we are all masters at being ripped.

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    The point of my seam ripper broke I used it so much. Now I use a rotary cutter. After a little practice it becomes fast and easy to take seams out.

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    They are marvelous little tools aren't they. I can remember when I was a child and we had to use a flat razor blade to rip out our mistakes. I cut a lot of fabric trying to "fix" stuff, I can tell you. Keep going though. You'll get better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    ripping out stitches!!!!! :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :evil: :x :x
    Me too. I love my surgical ripper. Good friend.

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