Rip It!

Have you ever sat there, pick, pick, picking away at a seam that needs to be "unsewn" and wondered why your seam ripper isn't called a picker? It's because you can actually rip those stitches out, if you know how to use that little red ball that you find on many seam rippers. Some of you may know this, but those who don't have been tickled by my little video below.

This was part of a Facebook Live video I did on my shop's page, so the intro and outro are a little choppy.

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  1. I've ripped the way you showed, except I did it backwards, with the ball on the outside. I haven't ripped anything I shouldn't have, and I always thought the ball was to protect you from stabbing yourself. But it makes a lot of sense to put it on the inside.

  2. Oh, wow! That will save me a lot of time. Thanks so much!

  3. I've been sewing for 45 years, never seen that! Duh. Thanks.

  4. What a great idea, quilting newbie here and have already done a lot or picking. Thank you for sharing this information.