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Thread: How to Care for Your Scissors

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    Thanks for sharing such great info! :thumbup:

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    Tip Number ONE...keep husband and kids from touching YOUR scissors. Ever.

    Tip Number TWO..HIDE YOUR scissors from everyone, except perhaps for a quilting buddy.

    Tip Number Three..Keep a look-a-like pair of scissors in plain view so DH and DChildren can use it and put it back, nicks and all. Be sure to make loud screams about them ruining your "good" scissors.

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    Great additions for my list!

    Scissorman

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    My grown children still shudder when they use scissors...even their own. Loud cries from mother still dance through their heads. My quilting daughter and I still laugh about it. One thing I did was to put a black electric tape on the handle of the pair they Could use. That seemed to work pretty good.

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    Great information

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    the two pair of scissors i use most are a straight pair and a pinking pair both belonged to my great grandmother (who has been gone for 40 years...both are still very good scissors- i have only had them sharpened twice in the 30+ years i've been using them...they are priceless!

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    I think when scissors were a one time purchase of course you took excellent care of them. I use my Ginghers as household scissors. Who wants to cut anything with a dull pair of scissors. I even put them in the dishwasher every now and then. I have many pairs of scissors laying around my sewing room and I've noticed the newer brands of scissors cut great all the way to the tip and cost much less.

    I give quality pair of scissors as wedding gifts. They will thank me everytime they are used. :wink:

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    Thank you for the information
    4 Grandsons and 2 Granddaughters==Happy Gran and GranDad

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    Thanks for the great information, I can add, Don't let your husband try to sharpen them. One pair of Ginghers ruined. But he did give me a new pair for the next Mother's Day.

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    Great tips! Does anyone know if it's true that Ginghers should be sent to the company for sharpening?
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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