Wednesday, February 6, 2013

How to Rip

Ripping out.
It happens.
It's not pretty.
 
This is my quick method.
 
1. Choose your tool.
Mine is a small.sharp. pair of scissors.
;)

2. Go along the seam and cut the thread every 1/2" or so.

3. Grasp near the seam tightly!

4. Pull apart in ONE FAST Firm motion!!!!
 
Voila!
Rip is complete!!!

5. Move on to happier things...
LIKE
SEWING!!!!
 

10 comments:

  1. I use small embroidery scissors also, but will try your method. Love your tropical lifesavers quilt.

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  2. I really really love this pattern, Beth. :) That's the same ripping method I use. :D

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  3. I haven't tried that method yet but I certainly rip a lot of stitches. I'm going to try that next time!

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  4. I do the same thing except I snip one side and pull the thread on the opposite side. Works the same. Hugs

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  5. Yes, this way works great! My husband actually came up with the idea, when I was muttering with the seam ripper. So nice to have a helper! :) I try to avoid ripping at all costs, but inevitably it does happen.

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  6. I do hate that un-sewing step in projects!!!

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  7. I do a lot of this when I'm sewing, nice to know I'm not the only one. I love that quilt pattern, it looks wonderful in those pretty fabrics.

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  8. It's going to be a really pretty quilt! I do a lot of my seams like that too.

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  9. Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, me and my seam rippers are close : (
    Such a pretty quilt.

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  10. what a great way to do the unspeakable lol many thanks

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