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Thread: Would you believe I did it again!!!

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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    I was feeling so good, happily sewing together the last row of blocks for my quilt as you go string quilt. I finished the last seam and picked up the top to add the last border on.

    What? This doesn't match, strange I had the quilt turned to the side to make sure I was sewing them together right. I tried the other side, still no match. Then I realized I had the top edge of the quilt towards me when I started matching up the squares!!!!AAARRRRRGGGGG

    Time to take a break before I put Jack the ripper to work.I have to take out every seam and start over. You can be sure I will make sure I am using the right row for my guidelines this time!!! :|

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    Bummer!

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    Have you tried the eyebrow shavers. They come 3 to a package and are only about $1. It makes ripping out seams a quick job. My DH saw me using it one time and he was impressed - LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyg
    Have you tried the eyebrow shavers. They come 3 to a package and are only about $1. It makes ripping out seams a quick job. My DH saw me using it one time and he was impressed - LOL.
    No I haven't seen those but I will look the next time I am in town! Thanks! :-D

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    Practice makes perfect?

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    The upside is I would count it as 2 done!lol

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    it is a bummer, whenever I see your name I think I am going to get a laugh, not this time this is not funny, been there done that not funny at all.

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    I wonder does anybody use a fine, very pointed pair of scissors to rip seams? I just cut the line of stitching every 1/4 inch or so and it just pulls apart. I find I don't accidently cut the fabric using the scissors. Sorry Ditter about your having to undo. All of us have been there. I'm a better ripper than a piecer or a quilter. More practice.

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    I'm either going to show my age or the fact that I'm not into much makeup, but what are eyebrow shavers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S
    I wonder does anybody use a fine, very pointed pair of scissors to rip seams? I just cut the line of stitching every 1/4 inch or so and it just pulls apart. I find I don't accidently cut the fabric using the scissors. Sorry Ditter about your having to undo. All of us have been there. I'm a better ripper than a piecer or a quilter. More practice.
    I use that same technique except I use a size 11 exacto knife. The point slips under the stitches really easy and the blade is thin.

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    I sometimes use my tiny Ginghers or other scissors to rip out---I use whatever is handy at the time. I'm not crazy about it. BUT I can't wait to see your new quilt.

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    My Gma taught me to rip seams with a razor blade, works great, you just have to pay attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyg
    Have you tried the eyebrow shavers. They come 3 to a package and are only about $1. It makes ripping out seams a quick job. My DH saw me using it one time and he was impressed - LOL.
    This is a great tip, I am also a frequent unsewer!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel
    My Gma taught me to rip seams with a razor blade, works great, you just have to pay attention.
    I've used razor blades too! :thumbup:

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    Sorry for your trouble with your quilt - {{{{{hugs}}}}}

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    As ye sew so shall ye rip!! Been there done that, too.

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    I am an expert with the stitch ripper. Lots of practise.

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    Isn't that enough to make you crazy? I will admit, I've not only sewn blocks wrong, ripped it, then sewed it wrong a 2nd time! That's time to quit for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyg
    Have you tried the eyebrow shavers. They come 3 to a package and are only about $1. It makes ripping out seams a quick job. My DH saw me using it one time and he was impressed - LOL.
    Eyebrow shavers?

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    Ditter,
    Don't feel so bad. I have only made two quilts and each one has been torn out after sewing the top together. I am hoping the third one goes smoothly!

    Hang in there!
    Nancy

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    just think of all the experience you've gotten........pretty soon you'll be saying Jack the ripper is your best friend......watch out!

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    where did you find eyebrow shavers at???

    Quote Originally Posted by cindyg
    Have you tried the eyebrow shavers. They come 3 to a package and are only about $1. It makes ripping out seams a quick job. My DH saw me using it one time and he was impressed - LOL.

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    [quote=craftybear]where did you find eyebrow shavers at???

    I'm asking also as inquiring minds want to know, May in Jersey

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    Walmart has them....& drugstore .com has 3pk for 2.98 I think.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stiles-Raz...i_sku=10317346

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    Oh no Ditter! Thanks for sharing though - seems like there are many ways to rip out seams. Good tips resulted. But I still don't know what an eyebrow shaver is. Or how it would be used.

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