Now for the serious business of favorite tools! I've added several since this new "series" began! Anyone in the book business?! lol Could be a Quilt Tools for Dummies in the making?! (You know - those yellow and black books?) No, none of us are "dummies" - just - WOW I have that tool in MY posession and never thought about using it THAT way!
My favorite tool is actually from the medical "arena"!! As in SURGERY!! EEEEEKK!! It's cheap if you get it at the American Science Outlet (Geneva, IL - next town to where I live in the warm-weather months!!). I'm sure they're available at medical supply outlets - and some quilt shops carry them!
Now, if you are always PERFECT and never make a mistake - this is NOT the tool for you! I do believe that most of us are NOT perfect ALL the time and that's why this is such a wonderful tool for your tool box!!
TAH DAH!! It's a disposable scalpel!! YES that's right - a DISPOSABLE SCALPEL!!
It's used for the OOPS moments! Not to be confused with WHOOPS moments (times of excitement and joy and "you go girl"!!). As in - removing stitches, big-time UGH moments! Expletives deleted moments! Ugly moments! Not our happiest moments!
Yes - you need to be careful - keep it away from inquisitive little people, etc! But you just touch the unwanted stitches (those little devils!!) - and "poof" gone! Just kind of pull apart the seam - touch - pull a little - touch, ... touch and done!! Remember to put the blade cover back on!!
Hope you'll be able to locate a scalpel! It should last a long time - especially if you are perfect and never need to rip out seams OR if you aren't perfect and just think - nah - it's just fine!! It'll quilt out!!