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Old 11-05-2008, 04:47 PM
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1.) Is there a proper way to use a seam ripper?

2.) For those that do the FabShopHop when do they draw for prizes?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:52 PM
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#1-don't use it to stab the cat or open jars

#2-no idea

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Old 11-05-2008, 04:54 PM
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LOL babeegirl, thanks I'll certainly try to remember that one!!
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:57 PM
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Proper way to use a seam ripper:

As little as possible!!!!!
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:05 PM
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Oh my goodness you guys are too silly!! LOL

Let me be more specific.......Okay, I've sewn my two pieces together and realized I goofed. Do I use the seam ripper to pull the sewn line out on the outside of the fabric or do I open up my sewn pieces and use the seam ripper down the middle of the two? Does that make more sense?
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:32 PM
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Slide the seam ripper under a stitch & then again 3 or 4 stitches away. Keep doing this until the end. Then you pull the thread on the other side of the seam & you are ready to redo the seam the right way!! Hope this makes sense.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:55 PM
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seam ripper tip

Hope this help!!!! :D :D
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:51 PM
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Since the seam ripper question was answered above ....here's your fabshophop answer:
"How Winners will be Determined: The Grand Prize Winner, First Place Winners and Second Place Winners will be selected in a RANDOM drawing from among all eligible entries on approximately November 15, 2008. The prize winners will be posted on fabshophop.com/prizewinners_qhop19.asp on approximately November 30, 2008 and will be notified by email."
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:08 PM
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Actually, you answered the question yourself. Sometimes one way works better than the other.

The important things are to not stress the fabric and avoiding poking or cutting holes in it.

Or sticking yourself.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:11 PM
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Yea, you don't want to stretch or accidentally cut the fabric by pulling it apart real hard to clip the threads. I pick on side (usually the one I can see better) and snip every 4 threads or so. then turn over and pull on the thread you did not snip and it should pull right out. Use a piece of tape to collect all the little snippets of thread left in the fabrics.
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