After I use a seam ripper, I place my project on a flat surface and firmly slide a pencil eraser along the seam allowance to remove the pesky little threads left behind. The threads usually collect in a nice little clump that's easy to grab and throw away.

-Trudy Lindemann

Cleveland, Wisconsin

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