I made my zigzag this afternoon - it was a quickie since all the half square triangles were already sewn. Only five more to go!
Despite my "Making Do" challenge, I decided that I really NEEDED a new seam ripper. I only have one and it's a puny, cheap one. While at the Georgia Quilt Show I spotted these Seam Fix seam rippers and decided to get one at $6.99. I thought I'd do a little review on it since I had to unsew a seam tonight and was able to make use of it so quickly.
The first thing I noticed when I took off the lid was the loooong spiky thing - is there a technical name for it? Anyway, it's so much longer than the cheap seam ripper I already own. It makes it so much easier to poke under a seam!
The lid of the seam ripper has a rubber bulb thingy (another technical term) that is advertised to pull out the loose ripped threads from the fabric. But would it really work? YES! I just rubbed it lightly across the threads and they came right out! No need to grab the tweezers or pluck with my fingers. Easy peasy! This was definitely a good buy!
I spotted these colorful socks at the show, too. Oh, I drooled over them! But at $20 per pair, I passed. Kind of wish now that I'd gotten some though.
I am a wife, mother to two daughters, an avid art quilter, cooking contest entrant, and dog lover. My book, FABRIC PHOTO PLAY, AQS, 2005, demonstrates my original technique for making portrait quilts. My second book (with Peggy Rhodes), Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts was recently released.