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Thread: Pinking Shears - Sharpened

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    Super Member JUNEC's Avatar
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    I have several pairs of pinking shears.

    Can they be sharpened? -
    Is it worthwhile doing?
    Does anyone still use them for quilting?

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    They can be sharpened. We had someone come to our quilt show and a few of our ladies had them done. I have not sharpened mine yet, but don't use them for quilting. Only for clothes making.

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    I use them for sewing other things; I haven't found anyone to sharpen mine, but I'm going to ask someone at the Hair/Beauty Supply Store. They always have sharp scissors, so they might know who does it.

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    I have not tried it but I heard you can sharpen scissors by cutting foil.

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    I have had mine sharpened by the guy that comes to Joann's and sharpens scissors. He did a great job and it was about $8.

    Foil works a bit. It doesn't last long, but it is a good stop gap measure.

    Oh, I use them to trim off the excess batting and backing after I sew on the binding to the front, but before I stitch it to the back. The pinked edge fills out the binding without being too hard. I like the soft edge it creates.

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    check with your local barber shop. They have to get their sicissor sharpened so they should know of a reliable person to contact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sik1010
    I use them for sewing other things; I haven't found anyone to sharpen mine, but I'm going to ask someone at the Hair/Beauty Supply Store. They always have sharp scissors, so they might know who does it.
    hair scissors are sharpened differently on completely different equipment!

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    I've had my good scissors sharpened at Joann's will have to check and see if the person down here does them.

    I have used them to cut down the edge of fabric before washing it.

    Besides this pair were my Mom's - really need to give them special attention.

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    I will try foil thing...I think I need all my scissors sharpened....

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    I have my mom's pinking shears bought in 1947. Don't use very often because they REALLY need sharpening. I will have to look for someone in this area.

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