A seam-ripper can be a quilter’s best friend. It is a rare garment or quilt I make that doesn’t require at least a few stitches to be undone for one reason or the other. My brother-in-law, Jim, made this beautiful hand-crafted seam-ripper for me. The tools come from kits that provide the hardware, and he turns marbled blocks of solid plastic-like material in his workshop, making the container itself.
A few weeks ago I received a small package in the mail, with the stiletto enclosed. This tool is used to keep fabric feeding through the machine when a small piece of it may be inclined to turn up, in particular at the frequent seams that cross each other in quilting. It was also perfect for working on the mitered corners of the cloth napkins I made for Cheap Art.
Like a good sewing machine, good tools can make the whole process of sewing and quilting more enjoyable!