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    Missouri Star

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    Default Looking for a great seam ripper...

    I recently broke the tip off of my favorite seam ripper (doing something stupid, not quilting related ) so now I am on the hunt for a new one. I'm looking for one that is super sharp for cutting but also has a nice sharp point for getting under those threads. I would love to hear about the ones you use, love and recommend! Thanks!
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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Looking for a great seam ripper...

    I use which ever one I can find.... they seem to have legs that help scurry around the house. I just don't understand how I can lose so many seam rippers.

    I'll be interested in seeing other peoples choices. Maybe one that has a 'HEEL' feature, that I can call out and it will come running back to me??? I can only dream.
    Katrina


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    Default Re: Looking for a great seam ripper...

    The white seam ripper from Clover. It feels good in my hand. I have several because, like Katrina, they tend to "hide". I keep one in my sewing bag that travels to retreats, classes, etc. with me. Greatest seam ripper ever.

    Nancy

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Looking for a great seam ripper...

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieSue View Post
    I have this one, only bigger. I like it when I need it, but I prefer not to use it if possible!

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Looking for a great seam ripper...

    I have a white clover stilleto (awl) whatever the name is and love it. I will have to try their seam ripper next. I need something that has a sizeable handle on it, easier for my hand to grip. Right now I am using a dritz ergonomic type one. Not as sharp as it used to be, guess coz I use it so much (LOL). I have the mini-rubber top ones too and the cheapy skinny ones.. those skinny ones seem to find every nook and cranny in my sewing room to hide in too.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Looking for a great seam ripper...

    http://fabricninja.com/wp/index.php/...t-seam-ripper/

    If you look at this page, I have several of the pink and lime green seam rippers - they are the best I've ever used. Got mine at Wal-mart and bought all they had on display at the time. The fit my hand perfectly and are sharper than almost any ripper I've used.

    Dritz Fons & Porter Ergonomic Seam RipperAverage rating:5out of5stars, based on3reviews3 reviews

    Fons & Porter
    Walmart # 563292786

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Looking for a great seam ripper...

    Thanks ladies! Very helpful! I good seam ripper is a valuable tool in the quilt room and I appreciate you sharing your faves.
    Courage is being scared to death, and saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne

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    Batting Beauty

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    Default Re: Looking for a great seam ripper...

    This is what I use for ripping seams. Place your weight (dumbbell) on one side of the seam. A slight tug on the fabric will expose the stitch. The knife makes quick work of the seam. Those little rippers with the point and ball are decent for picking a couple stitches here and there, but for longer seams- use the knife.

    https://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-Softg.../dp/B0018N6AIE

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    Binding Belle

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    Default Re: Looking for a great seam ripper...

    I generally use the Clover for smaller ripping, but for those long seams Havel ultra pro is my all time favorite. Extremely sharp but easy to use and not cut your fabric. I did not know about the Bohn folding ripper and will have to add it to my collection. I think it will be perfect for my Bionic Gear Bag traveling sewing kit.
    https://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop...pper-ultra-pro

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