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Date: 11/28/09 1:10 AM

Has anyone used Peggy's Stitch Eraser? I was considering buying one, and wanted to know how well it works. I am having problems removing a dense stitched embroidery with a ripper, and ready to give up on it. Any comments on this product would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Date: 11/28/09 8:09 AM

I am not sure what Peggy's Stitch Eraser is but I found a really neat way of correcting some problem stitching here: www.ericas.com, scroll down a bit and you will see a video on how to fix a problem. I used a craft knife (very carefully!!). I was able to save my project after just a few minutes.

I hope this helps.
Karen

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Date: 11/28/09 11:02 AM

Thanks for the info. I think I will try your suggestion first as the stitch eraser runs around $70. It is similar to a shaver which cuts the bobbin threads. You can see it at AllBrands.com and some other websites. I saw a video of it on YouTube.

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Date: 11/28/09 1:20 PM

I think Clotilde's catalogue (or maybe it was Nancy's Notions) noted that this widget looked a lot like a man's mustache trimmer. Probably rather than spend $70 on the specialized tool, I'd buy a $15 man's mustache trimmer by Wahl or somebody and experiment a little.

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Date: 2/12/13 6:35 PM

I am bumping this up. Has anyone used this gizmo?

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Date: 2/12/13 7:29 PM

Here's some information about the device(s), as well as manual techniques.

More of the same.

There doesn't seem to be a lot of first-hand experience on the web. One person here claims that the Wahl and Oster trimmers are exactly the same as the embroidery trimmers, except for different-colored housings.

Some posters here have used one or the other machine, but their descriptions sound exactly the same as what happens when you use one of those electric lint shavers on a sweater: Just keep slowly trimming off that fuzz until you're down to flat fabric.

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Subject: Peggys Stitch Eraser Date: 2/12/13 8:00 PM

I've used one at work. I'm not sure whether a beard trimmer would be as robust as the stitch eraser. It definitely plows through bobbin threads, and you can quickly get down to the underlay, where I usually stop using it and go to a seam ripper. You can accidentally put it through the fabric a bit easier than they would have you believe.

Basically, if you don't make a ton of mistakes or the time-is-money issues of a business, I'd live without it or try the beard trimmer first, as it's around $10.

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Date: 2/12/13 8:05 PM

Thank you thank you! I have a battery operated lint remover and it is far superior to any hand method. I would not be without it. THUS...I think I will get the Peggy's even though the Peanut looks like it would work. I went to a John Deer embroidery event and the presenter Steve said he would not be without the Peggy unit. He did not sell them so his recommendation was not profit motivated. Your information is fantastic! The cheapest I could find the Peggy's was 67 and free shipping so I'll try it. If it really works I'll post back.
I have done a few booboos and with the seam ripper I end up tearing my fabric because you just can't cut those threads properly. It seems the mechanics of this is much better.

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"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." Theodore Rubin
"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life's about creating yourself." George Bernard Shaw
Dan 9:24-27

Bernina vintage and computerized, Bernina and BL sergers , BLcoverstitch (a stray Pfaff and Viking followed me home too)

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Date: 2/13/13 2:22 PM

I have the older, corded model 3 (not the current rechargeable model) and feel it is worth every penny. The blade housing is different than clippers/shavers and and works great. It still takes time to take out a full design (or most of one) but it is still the easiest I've found.

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Date: 2/13/13 3:40 PM

Great, thank you. I will get the corded model.

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