Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

My Favorite Quilting Notion — Today

My favorite quilting notion varies by what I’m working on. The current favorite is this seam ripper.

Yesterday I pulled out Dancing Flowers to finish up. Applique is not my favorite, but darn it I want to finish this wall hanging. Just two more blocks. Besides that, I finally decided on and bought sashing fabric for this and the coordinating king size quilt, so I need to get the top done, so I can pull a backing so my numbers don’t look so bad Sunday. But I digress.

I’m using invisible thread on top, black in the bobbin. I’ve set my machine to a blind stitch at .03 length and 1.0 width – in other words tiny. Instead of placing all my pieces on the background to verify they are in the right place, I started with the stems. I thought they might be a tiny bit high on the background, but I wasn’t worried. It wasn’t until I had two stems, two leaves and one of the two part flowers on the background that I admitted defeat and knew I had to rip it all out.

Tiny stitches. Invisible and black thread on a black background. Ugh.

But this wonderful seam ripper came to the rescue. I was able to slide the blade between the pieces and the background to slice the thread where it bit into the piece. Had the whole block ripped out in no time. I still have to pull the bits and pieces of thread from the background, but that won’t take long. Then when I do this block again, I’ll verify ALL of the pieces before I start sewing.

One Thought on “My Favorite Quilting Notion — Today

  1. OOOOhhhh I want one! I’ve never seen one like it, it looks fierce! I spent a long time ripping out some satin stitching, and this would have made it go 10 times faster!

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