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Thread: Applique vs. Embroidery Scissors

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    Senior Member foxxigrani's Avatar
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    I am just starting applique, but the scissors I use are great . Thier small and they are so sharp, how sharp are they you ask, well accidently nip a piece of skin and they are very sharp. I bought them at JoAnns, they are from Fons and Porter and all I can say is wow. They are small enough to use for any piece and sharp enough to do the job. But are not that expensive, especially if you have a coupon. Good luck finding the right ones.

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    Like Loretta I use manicure scissors, I have a straight one and a curve one. They work very well.

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    Quilters - what great suggestions!!! Thank you so much for your input!!!

    Yesterday I bought a scissors sharpener at joanns - IT IS SO COOL!!! I have gone a sharpening frenzy with all the scissors in my house, I'm such a geek! :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    I use a small, curved blade titanium scissors that are very sharp. If I am sewing interfacing on, then turning, I use a pair of bandage scissors that will not puncture my front side. I have seen some using baby nail scissors, but have never tried them myself.
    I tend to use my applique scissors when I need to cut away part of a seam allowance if its too bulky. Because they have a large flat bottom blade, they are more ergonomic friendly for that. I also use them when I am doing stain glass work. I use my small scissors or embroidery scissors for cutting smaller pieces for applique.

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    I have a pair of sugical scissors that were my moms. I love them!

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    The scissors fairy come to my house today, delivered by the mailman (yes, he's really a man), and gave me probably 20-30 pairs of small scissors to test out for applique use!! This is the best present EVER!!

    Thanks Scissors Fairy (you know who you are!!)! :wink: :wink:

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    Thank's for all the info.

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