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Thread: Batting scissors

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    Batting scissors

    Does any have/use batting scissors? I saw a couple of pairs at a show and I've been thinking about them ever since. It seems like it would make cutting the batting easier but I'm not sure if it would be easy enough to justify the cost. Here are the pairs that I've been looking at:

    http://www.handiquilter.com/product/...ting-scissors/

    http://www.longarmsupplies.net/battingscissors.aspx

    I did notice on a video that the Linda Taylor ones can be used to trim a quilt as well. I'm not sure if that can be done with the Handiquilter ones as well.

    Anyone have experience with these tools?

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    I have a pair I love for cutting batting. They were my mothers and were originally for doing upholstery. When she passed away they came to me. Compare something like this before making your choice. I also use them for trimming excess batting and backing after quilting.
    Cheryl Robinson
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    I'm sorry but they just look like another quilting gaget that will take up room and cost money that I could be using for fabric. I use my grand mothers old dress maker shears , 12 inch blade, weighted for a balance, over 90 years old and still keeping a sharp edge.

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    I never heard of batting scissors. I just use my old faithful Ginghers and they work fine.

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    I have a pair so I can give a first hand review. I bought them at Quilt in a Day. I thought my Ginghers were fine for cutting batting until I used the batting scissors. What a difference! The handles are completely out of the way of the batting so no stops while cutting. My cuts are straighter. I can cut several layers at one time. The scissors are a must if you cut lofty batting. Sure any of my other scissors will cut batting but why not use the better tool for the job.
    Got fabric?

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    Thanks, BellaBoo. That is pretty much the review I was hoping for. I use wool batting which has more loft than W&N and it is not as easy to get nice straight cuts. I definitely think these scissors will help.

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    I use my 60mm rotary cutter.

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    I got these at Harborfreight - $3.99 - they work great. If I used them a lot I might want "better" scissors, but for the little use they get I'm very happy with them. http://www.harborfreight.com/14-inch...ors-90609.html

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    I use my rotary cutter. Seems like just another way to get your money.
    Sue

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    $35.00 for a pair of scissors with 'fancy' handles? Seems like a good start on a new quilt to me. I've never had a problem seeing what ever I'm cutting with scissors-just keep my eyes open!
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