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Thread: My New Favorite Quilting Tool.....that we all probably use more than we like

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    My New Favorite Quilting Tool.....that we all probably use more than we like

    I ran across this new seam ripper at a quilt shop. Let me tell you this is the best $6.50 I have spent on a quilting tool in a very long time. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. And the thread remover WORKS!!
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    that is interesting Cajun. Do the 'rubbing the seam' parts feel sort of flexible like bathroom caulk?

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    Of course I'll have to have one. I have as many seam rippers as I have scissors. The Fons and Porter big red and cream seam ripper handle will remove the cut threads too.
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    I had one of these in my hand ready to purchase at a recent quilt show and opted against it. Darn.

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    You can never have too many seam rippers! I will keep my eyes peeled for that one at my LQS. ( isn't "eyes peeled" a funny expression.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    that is interesting Cajun. Do the 'rubbing the seam' parts feel sort of flexible like bathroom caulk?
    No it is not flexible like bathroom calk, it is a hard rubber and does not flex.
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    You enabler you, Cajun. I saw this last weekend at Quilt Expo in Portland and thought to myself, I don't need another seam ripper. Guess what I'm doing this morning....

    However, I've always found that an emery board does a very good job of snagging those tiny loose threads!

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    Oh, I REALLY NEED that!!!
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    I may order one. I like how it gets rid of those pesky threads!
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    thanks for sharing
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    That's a new one to me, and it would be well used in my house.
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    It was recently featured on the Clotilde web site and sold out right away.
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    I just started taking quilting classes (not my first time however) and the teacher told us about this seam ripper. The entire class had to buy one, think we cleaned out the shop on this one. "seams to work GREAT!" this is now my BFF!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    You enabler you, Cajun. I saw this last weekend at Quilt Expo in Portland and thought to myself, I don't need another seam ripper. Guess what I'm doing this morning....

    However, I've always found that an emery board does a very good job of snagging those tiny loose threads!
    thanks for the emery board tip!

    I was at that show too, sure had the isles between the quilts small. I'm not very big but it was kind of tight in a crowd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    thanks for the emery board tip!

    I was at that show too, sure had the isles between the quilts small. I'm not very big but it was kind of tight in a crowd.
    Sharyn - you gotta go first thing either Thursday or Friday! Lots of space then!

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    The problem I have with this is that it is round. Mine rolled into a black hole somewhere. I am guessing it went along with my Gingher seam ripper into the trash next to my sewing tale. Too bad so sad.

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    I bought the same tool on a shop hop this summer, but never tried it. Reason= I can't find it anywhere. Sure hope it turns up or I will have to go buy another one.

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    I have 2 of them and am asking for another 1 for Christmas. Love it!

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    I bought one just yesterday at our metro quilt shop hop here in Phoenix. I love it. Unlike my Clover seam ripper it has a top - a useful top - and it fits my hand. I need fat handled tools. Easier to use with my arthritis.

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    I have this one and I love it. Only mine is pink.

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    I use a small (purse-sized) lint roller to grab the extra threads. Just press down across the cut side of the seam after pulling out the thread from the other side and lift, no rolling so I don't fray the edge of the fabric. Works great!

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    A couple of other things about Seam Fix: if it gets too much lint from the fibers on it and doesn't seem to pick up loose threads any longer, rinse it off and also, if you use the end with the point on it...or as my students call it the 'boob' looking end; if you had to rip and your fabric has a needle hole that seems large, hold your fabric in place by setting your fingers on each side of the hole, take the nipple looking part of the Seam Fix, and using a circular motion rub the fabric. It helps to push the threads back in place. You won't completely make the hole disappear, but it will be much less noticeable.

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    I bought it at a quilt show. I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewnoma View Post
    I use a small (purse-sized) lint roller to grab the extra threads. Just press down across the cut side of the seam after pulling out the thread from the other side and lift, no rolling so I don't fray the edge of the fabric. Works great!

    I also use the purse-sized lint roller to clean up the threads and I also use blue masking tape.
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    We all need this one !! thanks for sharing !! gonna buy one really soon
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