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    Default Does anyone else rip this way?

    Check out how this person uses her seam ripper.....
    https://thequiltshow.com/daily-blog/...319a0d865e4e90

    I had no idea the little ball side was for anything beside protecting your finger (or something like that.)
    I've not seen it done like this and home ec class never taught us that!
    Maybe not applicable for everything in quilting, but sure would make un-piecing pieced mistakes a whole lot easier.

    Anyone here do it this way? Have you ever ripped the fabric by doing it this way?
    Sonic is learning to sew and quilt. .....

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    Default Re: Does anyone else rip this way?

    This is how my grandma taught me to use the ripper. Works like a charm for me. I seldom have a problem with the fabric ripping/tearing. Just take it easy & don't push too hard if there is resistance. Helps to have a sharp ripper. I replace mine periodically.
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    Default Re: Does anyone else rip this way?

    Wow thanks for sharing!!!! My whole world just changed.

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    Default Re: Does anyone else rip this way?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltfreestyle View Post
    This is how my grandma taught me to use the ripper. Works like a charm for me. I seldom have a problem with the fabric ripping/tearing. Just take it easy & don't push too hard if there is resistance. Helps to have a sharp ripper. I replace mine periodically.
    My Grandma too taught me this, works well with like was said a sharp ripper.
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    Default Re: Does anyone else rip this way?

    Thank you... very good info... year ago when I used to make clothes... I had a pair of scissors that would rip seams this same way.... I'd forgotten... i'll be using that "ball part" of my seam ripper again for sure... might even invest in that "high end" ripper... I bought a clover large handle one and the better tool does make a difference!! thanks again..GB
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    Default Re: Does anyone else rip this way?

    that is how I do. No one taught me how.
    I just assumed this was the way to go.

    Once I showed my mom how to do this, she was hooked. I gave her a seam ripper. I hadn't seen one growing up in India. Neither did she and she made our clothes when we were younger. It was such a revelation for her.
    The day she lost the seam ripper, she was devastated!!!

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    Okay! This is truly a "duh" moment for me! Why is it that I have been using seam rippers most of my life and it never occurred to me that there is a purpose for that part of the ripper? DON'T ANSWER THAT! hahaha I will definitely be giving this a try. The ripper and stiletto she is using in the video are like the cadillac of rippers. What happens when it gets dull? Is that included in her lifetime warranty claim? I see she does sell them. She charges $18 for each - stiletto and ripper. I think I'll pass. The Clover one's are just fine for me and I can buy quite a few for that price especially when they are on sale at Joann.
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    Default Re: Does anyone else rip this way?

    Yeah, I felt that "Duh" moment as well.
    Sonic is learning to sew and quilt. .....

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    Default Re: Does anyone else rip this way?

    I was not taught to use a seam ripper that way. I don't think I was taught about that at all. I discovered it accidentally after using the pointed side under the seam for many years. And yes, it was a "Doh!" moment as seam ripped like magic. Now I don't know why I assumed the longer pointed side went under.

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    Default Re: Does anyone else rip this way?

    I had no idea that's how you're supposed to use it. Definitely going to try it next time I have to rip seams. Thanks for posting.

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