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Thread: Cutter and scissors for gift help

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    My mom does quilts all the time and for her birthday I was thinking to get a Gingher rotary cutter, extra blades, and some scissors.

    She has a Fiskars rotary cutter already, but I read the Gingher cuts nicer and I like the idea of not having to touch the blades.

    I need help with the scissors. Which scissors are most commonly used by quilters that use rotary cutters?

    Embroidery?

    These?

    http://www.amazon.com/Gingher-Knife-...dp/B000UUABE0/


    I know her thread snips are cheap and low quality.

    Possibly some large scissors for cutting batting?

    Basically feeling guilty for using her fabric scissors for other things when I was a kid and looking for 2-3 of the most commonly used scissors that would likely be an upgrade.

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    Love my Gingher scissors :)

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    I love mine too! I have the size you mentioned and I also have this one: http://www.amazon.com/Gingher-G-8-8-...bxgy_ac_text_b

    She will enjoy either one and she'll love them both!

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    I don't know anything about the Gingher cutter, but iI love my Gingher lightweight scissors. They have black plastic handles and are much lighter than all metal ones which is a consideration as we age.

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    I have the Gingher embroidery scissors and love them for snipping thread and cutting into small corner of applique pieces. Don't know about the cutter

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    Gingher duckbill embroidery scissors.

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    Gingher comes in such pretty colors/designs too...

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    Is it possible to know which scissors are still made in Germany?

    These claim to be made in Italy
    http://www.amazon.com/Gingher-Inch-K...dp/B002PNLY0K/

    but I have seen pictures of Germany, Italy and Mexico. Is it luck of the draw or are some models only made in Germany?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    Love my Gingher scissors :)
    Me, too! Although I do have 2 pairs of pink-handled Mundial scissors that are wonderful, too.

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    I would get Ginghers, can't go wrong. I have had mine for years and are still wonderful. I have different sizes of them. The middle size is good all around ones.

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