Today, we introduce a new series showcasing staff favorites, each post will focus on a different type of item.
Tools are of course useful, but not just any doodad will do the job. In the world of quilting and sewing, we are blessed with so much more variety than our foremothers had access to. While many a quilting project can edge on perfection, there are often mistakes along the way. Seam rippers are definitely a treasured tool when these mishaps occur.
Our pattern coordinator, Anita, loves the Dritz Ergonomic Seam Ripper.
“It is comfortable to hold and if you have a lot to rip out your hands will not fatigue as quickly. It has a great lid that “snaps” securely on. This makes it a lot safer to throw in your sewing bag for classes or retreats. The lid will not accidentally fall off. I have both the large and small rippers, but my “go to” one is the small one. It is a little easier to get the tip under the stitches than the large one.”
Our director, Teri, just adores the Fons and Porter Seam Ripper!
“As any creative person will tell you, Art is not always perfect. To help correct those imperfect occasions I recommend the Fons & Porter Ergonomic Seam Ripper. It fits perfectly in your hand and its sharp blade slices through threads easily. It also has grippy material on the handle so when you’re all sweaty from ripping the same seam for the fifteenth time, it won’t slip out of your hand.”
Ergonomic and portable seem to be a common theme with a good seam ripper, aside from its duty to well– rip seams. If you happen to be in the market for a new one, our tool sale is going until June 16, 2014!