Did you know that seam rippers can become dull?
Now that I think about it, it makes sense.
The small forked like crook serves like a little knife to cut your thread.
And if knives become dull, why not seam rippers?
I know YOU probably use this quilting gadget on very rare occasions, but my seam ripper has been almost like a best friend.
We've spent many a late night together over the years, just she and I.
Lets just say I've gotten more than my money's worth :)
I'm trying to break it to her softly, but the time has come for a parting of ways.
She has become DULL DULL DULL.
No big deal to just go out and buy a new seam ripper, right?
When I bought my last one there were simple choices like what color of plastic handle did I like best?
Welcome to the 21st Century!
I did a search for Best Seam Rippers on Amazon.com and had no idea there would be so many results.
Did you know there are seam rippers that come with a magnifying glass?
Dritz offers one with a light and needle threader.
Oh, another nice feature!
There were multiple choices of colors, and sizes of seam rippers with Ergonomic handles.
This must be the new and exciting feature by the amount of selections.
Just how much continuous ripping does one have to do to merit an ergonomic handle?
(I'm just saying, maybe I'm not the only one who has stayed up late with their best friend)
Some seam rippers, like this one from Ultra that do not follow the traditional style.
The Ultra-Pro comes with a screw at the top, so the blades can be replaced.
Another nice feature!
And then, there are fancy- smancy seam rippers.
Gingher has an aluminum with chrome over nickle coated finish that comes complete in it's own velvet lined case.
For a mere $28
I can see it now at guild meetings and quilting retreats:
"MY seam ripper is nicer than YOUR seam ripper!"
Now I need to make a choice.
What kind of seam ripper do you use, and what would you recommend?