Seam Rippers

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Project by sedcokid posted 06-15-2011 04:55 PM 2828 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is an avid Quilter and is excellent at it. She gives quilts to all the family members. As we travel around the country we always stop at quilt/fabric shops and she generally picks up some fabric or ideas of something to make. At one of her stops we saw some seam rippers that are a great tool for people that enjoy sewing. So I started looking for ideas on how to make her one. Well while online at the PSI website there they were… Seam Ripper kits, I ordered four of them and here they are. They are double ended with a small and large ripper and they stow internally for protection for both the quilter and the ripper…..These are sharp!! I purchased the acrylic blanks at the Woodcraft store in Toledo. These are an easy, fun and functional project to make. I look forward to all comments.

Thanks for Looking!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#1 posted 06-15-2011 04:57 PM

Good gift idea.


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#2 posted 06-15-2011 05:03 PM

well done

a good gift idea

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 06-15-2011 05:09 PM


-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#4 posted 06-15-2011 05:23 PM

Very nifty. What a great gift idea for a quilter. Nice work.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#5 posted 06-15-2011 05:30 PM

Great idea, they look great, but don’t carry them in your pocket.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#6 posted 06-15-2011 06:08 PM

Nice work, Chuck. You might have a cottage industry here selling to your wife’s quilting clubs!

I am a 20-25 minute drive from PSI’s retail store. I was there a few weeks back to pick up some stuff and they had a few of these on display. I asked about them because I was curious if they sell many of them. The guy I talked to said that he had several customers buy them for craft shows and return the following week to buy whatever he had left in stock because they sold out quickly. I was suprised – I would have never guessed them to be such a fantastic seller. Your’s turned out very well. I like the blanks you selected.

Are these your first acrylic turnings? I turned my first few items out of acrylic recently (I need to get them posted) and never would have thought that I would have enjoyed it as much as wood. Certainly easier to get a good finish on it than wood, but wood generally smells better while turning!

Thanks for sharing.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#7 posted 06-15-2011 08:17 PM

hi very nice turning the look great


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#8 posted 06-15-2011 08:35 PM

that’s fantastic! my wife suggested these for a friend of ours that does quilting but i had never seen the kits. I’ll have to go get some now.

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#9 posted 06-15-2011 10:04 PM

Great Project!!

Thanks for the idea, I’m going to make one for my Mom- she is also a quilter!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 06-16-2011 03:19 AM

Hey these are neat, my wife is a quilter so I might have to try and get some kits and get in good books. Like the acrylic finish.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#11 posted 06-16-2011 11:51 AM

very cool…

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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#12 posted 06-16-2011 02:40 PM

Thanks to you all for responding, I appreciate the nice words… Well must get out in the shop, my oldest grandson wants a golf ball rack or shelves, to display his special golf balls…

Chuck ‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#13 posted 06-19-2011 10:04 PM

yes, very nice. I’ve made a few pens/pencils out of that same stuff, and it really puts out a great shine

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 06-19-2011 10:09 PM

I’m a quilt collector, and I’m heterosexual, go figure;) I can appreciate a good seam ripper and I’m glad you turned me on to these. They will be gifts very soon. Thank you.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#15 posted 06-20-2011 07:36 PM

Nice project Chuck. My mom makes quilts. I will have to make one of these for her. The acrylics look great on these. Thanks for posting.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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