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Thread: New seam ripper.....this is cool!

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    New seam ripper.....this is cool!

    I came across a really neat seam ripper that has a light on it and thinking of buying it. It is called the Seam lite. Just wondering if any one has purchased one or used them and do they work.

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    I have one and I love it!

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    I wondered what it looked like so I got a picture. Looks cool.
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 02-28-2012 at 12:11 PM.

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    hmm I wonder if it is sharp. I bought a seam ripper and it is so dull I can't use it. Does the light really help?????

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    Is it expensive? It looks really cool especially if it is good and sharp!
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    I just looked it up and Joanns has it for $6.99 ....so I figure grab a coupon and try it out! Thanks for telling us. (I love my surgical seam ripper, but the idea of a light really intrigues me)

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    Crud....I didn't read the fine print...it's online only at Joann's. :-(

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    I thought Clover had one, but can't find it through Google. But I did find that this frogger has different price points at different places. Here is the link http://www.bing.com/shopping/search?...M=HURE#x0y1775

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handcraftsbyjen View Post
    Crud....I didn't read the fine print...it's online only at Joann's. :-(
    I have seen them in LQS' ...

    Probably depends on the lighting you are working in and the vision of the one using it, as to whether it is just another gadget or the best thing ever!

    I always think of these and the rotary cutters with lights as having "headlights"!!
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    Saw it advertised on quilterstv.com, months ago but have not seen it on sale here yet. Good to here that it works for those of us with failing eyesight.

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    My eyesight isn't failing, I just usually 'reverse sew' on the couch and the lighting isn't the greatest and I hate lugging my big Ott Lite to the other room.

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    I found one called Mighty Bright...it has a light and a magnifying glass. Works wonders for me on dark fabrics when I have to "undo". Ordered it online, but can't remember where for only $10.
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    I have tried one. Love the idea of a light. For my hands I found it to be on the heavy side.
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    I bought one at a lqs last summer, and don't like/use it. Mine is not the one pictured. It has no name on it, so I don't know the brand, but what I don't like is the seam ripper. The "finger" at the end which slides under the stitch is too big for the stitches I make. So I always go back to my fav seam ripper, which is the red Fons and Porter. I do like the light, though. I also don't like that the working metal end of the seam ripper is imbedded in a clear plastic cap which fits over the lighted end of the penlight like a cap on an ink pen. I also don't like that the metal working part is made to be able to rock a bit back and forth. I want one that is fixed, not rocking. For me it was a wasted $10 and a huge disappointment. Just mho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAbitCrazy View Post
    I bought one at a lqs last summer, and don't like/use it. Mine is not the one pictured. It has no name on it, so I don't know the brand, but what I don't like is the seam ripper. The "finger" at the end which slides under the stitch is too big for the stitches I make. So I always go back to my fav seam ripper, which is the red Fons and Porter. I do like the light, though. I also don't like that the working metal end of the seam ripper is imbedded in a clear plastic cap which fits over the lighted end of the penlight like a cap on an ink pen. I also don't like that the metal working part is made to be able to rock a bit back and forth. I want one that is fixed, not rocking. For me it was a wasted $10 and a huge disappointment. Just mho.
    Probably the same one I had. It was terrible.
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    A light would really help. I hate to rip.

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    Joanns has quilting notions 50% off this weekend. Hope this ripper is in that dept.

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    Will someone please invent a laser seam ripper! I still can't find a one that makes me happy.
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    I need a new ripper -but seems like they aren't very sharp. I'm traveling soon and will have the opportunity to go to some quilt shops and see what they have.
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    I have the mighty bright. I love it. The magnifier and the light sure do come in handy.

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    Someone has one that has a light and a magnifier glass on it. I want to get that one.
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    There's one review on Joann's about this and it isn't good. Here's what they said.

    "Needed this item to finish pulling out stitches and I thought this would work great for those tiny stitches. Well waited for 10 days got the product today and it doesn't work. Don't know if its the batteries or not. Don't buy this product. You will be very disappointed. Batteries probably cost more than this item."
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    Live near a farm supply store? Those fancy super thin seam rippers that are a curved blade are a knock off of a blade and handle farmers use to castrate little boy pigs. You are paying more $ because it says quilt. Just be very careful cuz they are surgical sharp. But if I have a lot of ripping to do it's my go to tool. Suppose you can tell I'm a farmers wife and worked in the farrowing house when we raised hogs.
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    I bought one from Amazon.com and really like it. The magnifier and light is a great combination.

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    My daughter bought me one last year for my birthday,I said to myself I'll never use that ,but I have quite a bit at night when I can't see well.It was 19.95 well worht it

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