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Date: 12/22/13 11:40 AM

Any suggestions of tools to use for ripping out a font design. I missed a letter and now I have to redo this design. A regular seam ripper doesn't work.
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Date: 12/22/13 12:09 PM

Depending on the fabric, I sometimes use an xacto knife, but that's really pushing it. Do you have a small enough seam ripper? I have them in several sizes (I'm a champion ripper.)

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Date: 12/22/13 12:28 PM

News to me that they come in different sizes. Where do you get them?

I think I saw a specialized tool for removing embroidery stitches. Maybe at Eileen Roche's site Designs in Machine Embroidery- dime?

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Date: 12/22/13 12:37 PM

There are just really small ones, like the one that came with my Bernina. Or larger ones like the Singer brand at JoAnn's. There are also just various seam rippers the quilt shop has in a basket up front for impulse buyers like me who can't resist a new seam ripper. Those are various sizes too. The last ones they had were actually pretty small, and had a rubber thing at the end to swipe the threads off your fabric. That's pretty cool.

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Date: 12/22/13 12:39 PM

Thanks!

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Date: 12/22/13 2:21 PM

I have a Peggy's Stitch eraser 8A and love it. It really is like an electric razor. It does the trick, but be careful about fabric used on. Do Not use on dri-fit fabric, it will ruin it. Can't remember where I purchased it, but just no it was online. It make quick work of ripping.
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Date: 12/22/13 2:31 PM

Amazon has them for about $80 with good reviews. There's other online sources too. Good present!

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Date: 12/22/13 2:33 PM

That's an expensive seam ripper! :)

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Date: 12/22/13 2:50 PM

Side note...

Isn't it interesting that sewing machines *come* with a seam ripper included???

(that always hits me a little funny)

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Date: 12/22/13 2:59 PM

I still have the seam ripper from my 1973 62SU Elna. The Bernina seam ripper is identical except for the little screen printed logo!

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