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Thread: Peggy's Stitch Eraser

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    Peggy's Stitch Eraser

    I was wondering if anyone has used this product. I know it is for machine embroidery, but I have been tod it can be used to remove longarm quilting stitches as well.

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    Hi Dianne,

    I haven't used that one...yet. Do you have a quilt to UN-stitch? I recently had to take out LA quilting on a 50x50 quilt that had a fold in the backing. I tried multiple methods and settled on the scalpel cutter. It allows you to get close and hook the stitches to break them along the quilting line.

    Get between the batting and backing so the quilt front is saved. The backing was toast when I finished and replaced.

    There may be other threads here about the trimmers but here is a recent one.

    https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f...g-t297445.html

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    Check out the Wahl mustache trimmer. Accomplish the same results for far less money.

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    I haven't used the Stitch Eraser but I have used the mustache trimmer. It works great and makes fast work of removing a lot of stitches. I use it every time I need to unsew a long seam. An like sewvicki said, it's not but about $10.00 US.
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    Oh my, I have never heard of a stitch eraser. Is it a liquid that removes the stitches?

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    I've got a different one, but I use it to rip off sashing and binding. I'd love to find one that would clean up the thread scraps, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewvicki View Post
    Check out the Wahl mustache trimmer. Accomplish the same results for far less money.
    I use the mustache trimmer on seams, but don't have much luck with it on a quilt sandwich because it fuzzes the batting. The stitch eraser is designed to cut stitches on the surface. I haven't tried that, but there is a video I've seen demonstrating how it works on embroidery stitches. I am not convinced enough to pay the price.

    I'm a veteran of lots of stitching boo-boos, and about the only thing that really helps me is wearing Mag-Eyes with the highest magnification I was able to find and be sure to have good lighting. (An Ott light with the magnifier attached would probably be better.) It might say more about my vision than otherwise, but being able to see precisely makes me more efficient and less likely to cut the fabric. I cut about every 3-4 stitches, fewer if there are sharp turns. Then I use tweezers to help yank the tread on the back.

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    I bought a Wahl Pocket Pro on Amazon and I love it for long seams that need to be ripped. I have not cut the fabric with it and it is fast on the long seams.

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    It look like an electric razor and is used primarily for removing embroidery stitches. I have Peggy’s it works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Oh my, I have never heard of a stitch eraser. Is it a liquid that removes the stitches?
    Oh my gosh, I just looked up Peggy's stitch eraser, I can't believe that I thought it was a liquid. Made me laugh when I saw that it was a shaver, an expensive one to boot. I just use the Wahl mustache trimmer for under $10 or an even cheaper Clover seam ripper. Since I have never had to take out embroidery machine stitches, I can only imagine that that is labor intensive.

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