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Old 09-17-2011, 06:01 AM
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A few years ago a new quilting friend had given me a gift and it was a sewing birdie. I had never seen one before. Some sewers call it a third hand. Mine looks kind of like a bird and clamps onto the table. then you put the one side of the fabric in the birds beak (kind of) and hold the other side and you can rip the seam out. I now have looked them up and there are antique ones that really look like a bird. I use it a lot.Anyone else have one?
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I don't, but have been keeping my eyes open for a vintage/antique one that is in my budget... :) They look so neat!
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Originally Posted by She In PA
A few years ago a new quilting friend had given me a gift and it was a sewing birdie. I had never seen one before. Some sewers call it a third hand. Mine looks kind of like a bird and clamps onto the table. then you put the one side of the fabric in the birds beak (kind of) and hold the other side and you can rip the seam out. I now have looked them up and there are antique ones that really look like a bird. I use it a lot.Anyone else have one?
I don't know what you have .... but it's sounding an awful lot like clamps you can get in a hardware store.

Could you please show us a picture of yours? and how it works?
Thanks!
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:09 AM
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If you can't afford a vintage one, I believe Clover do a modern version.
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:17 AM
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Check out:
http://www.lehmans.com/store/Home_Go...1085450?Args=/

Pretty cool, and less than I would have expected to pay.
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:17 AM
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That does sound really neat... here is what I found online..

http://www.amazon.com/Solid-Replica-.../dp/B002LRCEN6
That is really just too cute.
I found a few other places selling it online but Amazon looked to have the best price out of my quick search.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:48 AM
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Yes, I have one ( well several, actually) this was a common notion when I was learning to sew.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric
That does sound really neat... here is what I found online..

http://www.amazon.com/Solid-Replica-.../dp/B002LRCEN6
That is really just too cute.
I found a few other places selling it online but Amazon looked to have the best price out of my quick search.
This looks like the same one but much cheaper. Cute little gadget.
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Huh...how cool is that....now I want one...isn't it funny what you need when you had no idea you needed it lol
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I have a clamp like that but it doesn't look like a bird and it's only about 15 yrs old. I love it though.
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