Kathy Wallace: January 2009 Archives
I have been asked to experiment with the sewing and quilting notions and review a different notion each month for the Blog. Who in there right mind wouldn't say yes to a chance to try out new things? I get to try out the latest in our industry as well as others that I just haven't had the chance to get to yet. Since this is my first review I tried the new Seam Squizzers from Collins. This seam ripper is easy to use and works with an easy, gentle squeezing motion. It has a hook shaped blade that fits easily under stitches that need removing. I think they are great for machine quilters - especially longarm quilters to clip stitches from underneath and for embroiderers that need to clip jump stitches. I tried clipping embroidery stitches from underneath, you all know the dreaded un-sewing that we hate. They do not work as well for this because the stitches are so tightly stitched and you are working with multiple layers of stitching. They come with a plastic cap to protection the blades when being stored. I think that every sewer needs a pair in their gadget drawer. Try them and let me hear your comments. Look for me new opinion next month.