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Thread: Keeping track of your seam ripper

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    Super Member lizzy's Avatar
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    Place a ball, about the size of a marble, made of the yellow tacky stuff ( teachers use to hang all kinds of things on their classroom walls )on your sewing machine. Mine is in the front right hand side at the top where it does not interfere with anything. I hang my small seam ripper there. . Just push the seam ripper into the yellow ball and it's stuck. Now I know where at least one of my seam rippers is handy. Yellow stuff can be removed at any time with no residue left.

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    Great tip!

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    Now if I can only find it, so that I can put it there ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzy
    Place a ball, about the size of a marble, made of the yellow tacky stuff ( teachers use to hang all kinds of things on their classroom walls )on your sewing machine. Mine is in the front right hand side at the top where it does not interfere with anything. I hang my small seam ripper there. . Just push the seam ripper into the yellow ball and it's stuck. Now I know where at least one of my seam rippers is handy. Yellow stuff can be removed at any time with no residue left.
    Now why didn't I think of that?
    Right now I have 3 or 4 seam rippers at different places around my sewing area. That way, no matter where I'm sitting, there is one within arm's reach. Sounds like I use them alot, doesn't it? True!

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    I'm going to have to get some of that stuff.

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    Thanks for the great tip.

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    I have a collection of several seam rippers, because I can never find it when I need it. Thanks for this tip.

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    I never had problems keeping track of the seam ripper, but when I used to sew doll clothes I changed feet a lot, so the little screwdriver thingy was always needed. I glued about a square inch of velcro onto the side of my sewing machine, and to the screwdriver thingy and boom, no more problems!

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    That's a good idea. Mine is always rolling around and I don't want to use
    a magnet near/on my machine.

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    I taped the top half to my sewing machine & try to replace the ripping half when I use it.

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    There is no way to keep track of it, as it obviously grows legs at will and crawls away when your back is turned!

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    Thanks for the idea, now I just have to remember to put it there instead of just laying it down. :)

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    Well, since it barely leaves my hand.................. :lol:

    Actually, thanks for the tip. It's a good one!

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    Great tip. Thank you. Not that I ever need my seam ripper! :-)

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    Someone here gave the tip of taping a pen cap to your machine and putting your seam ripper in it. It works great - I've been using it ever since.

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    A good tip! I have a shallow basket beside my machine, and I just toss in there all the things I'm currently using - machine feet, package of current machine needle size, extra wound bobbins, small scissors, seam ripper, etc. Being shallow, it can't be overfilled without spilling everything out, but it can get crowded! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY
    Someone here gave the tip of taping a pen cap to your machine and putting your seam ripper in it. It works great - I've been using it ever since.

    thats what i do, the trick is, to make sure it ends up back in the cap! LOL!

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    Great tip. Thanks.

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    Guess I don't use the ripper much and keep it in the drawer. I don't like to rip so am careful to try and do it correctly the first time. Guess this comes with 30 yr. experience.

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    I keep a pair of small scissors at each sewing machine for cutting threads - since you cannot use magnets at most machines anymore, I have put a 3M hook on each machine for holding the scissors - that way they don't get lost under stuff, or on the floor or wherever

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    Senior Member quilter41's Avatar
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    Great idea. Those hooks are so handy.

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    Great idea but I never get to put my seam ripper down I sew an inch rip out an inch. Just kidding I must try this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Patsy's "Mom"
    There is no way to keep track of it, as it obviously grows legs at will and crawls away when your back is turned!
    Mine must be related to yours. They all hide the instant I look away.

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    I keep my pins in a small tin next to my machine, so I just keep my seam ripper in the tin also. When I travel to a class or retreat, I just keep the seam ripper in the pin tin and I always know where to find it.

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    Great idea -- and I happen to have some!

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