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Thread: applique scissors worth it?

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    I have a pair that are fly tying scissors. Really sharp point and cheaper than what you mentioned. I'd say look around and save the extra $$ for more fabric :lol:

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    Loves2Quilt has posted a site that shows a completely different pair of scissors to all tlhe little fine pairs of scissore most people are referring to. I have a pair of the type with a large, semi circle on one blade, (as in Loves2Quilt's post). It is ideal if you do raw edge applique. You can sew on the patch, then trim really close to the stitching with the scissors, without any fear of cutting the background fabric. This is the only thing I can think of that they would be useful for, but the do the job very well.

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    Terri, I'm so glad my laptop isn't in my sewing room where my Vikings could get wind of your post :lol: :lol: :lol: They'd rebel, and it would get mighty ugly mighty quickly 'round here!!! ROTF!

    I have to agree with SulaBug in this particular case, for one specific reason. My mother is still using the same pair of Gingher Dressmaker Shears she has had since before I was born - 45 years now. I've got a couple of pairs of the needlework scissors here I wouldn't trade for anything - because they just work well, each and every time. Over the long haul, I think some good tools are well worth the money, and scissors just happens to be one of them. I saved up for mine, and I'm sure glad I did - JMHO :wink:

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    I never thought about using manicure scissors for that either, I will give it a try. :) Since I am still trying to build my stash, I am trying to make sure whatever I purchase is worth it. Rather than buy something I wasted my money on, I would buy fabric.

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    I like the duck billed applique sissors, but I got mine some years ago with the purchase of my embrodiery machine. Got several in fact. I would not spend that much for sissors. But, I worked in a Viking Gallery store and used my discount to make purchases like that. A 40% or 50% coupon from Joann's would come in handy for such a purchase.

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    I have Duvo applique scissors. They have one blade slightly wider and rounded at the point. These are great for paper cut away. After ruining two blocks by cutting the backgound, it was cheaper to buy applique scissors.

    Phyllis in MO

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    I use curved scissors for all trimming, etc. You can get close to the fabric when trimming without cutting too much. When I use larger scissors, I occasionally nip something I shouldn't. I bought expensive ones at Michaels, using a 40% off coupon. Never pay full price when you don't have to!

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    I try to buy the best quality i can afford..i wait patiently until they have a 20% off sale (we dont have big sales like you do in America) and then buy one item that i have been really wanting and that seems to work for me. I also ask hubby to buy what I really want for my birthday etc... :D

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    The best scissors made are Famore scissors. Not many people know this brand but once you use them you are hooked. I have several pairs of expensive Gingher scissors and the new Clover scissors. I used the Gingher scissors last week to cut poster board! I must say it was the easiest time of cutting of paper I've ever had.
    The Famore are the ones the family knows not to touch. :D Famore has every type scissor too and so not expensive! They have a booth at every major quilt show.

    http://famorecutlery.com/quilting.aspx

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