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Thread: Question about scissors

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    Senior Member Quiltntime's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb M
    I have a question everyone. You know how there's some things that are bad for your scissors, like you shouldn't cut paper with them? I've been wondering about polybatting. I sometimes wonder when i'm cutting it, if it's bad for my good scissors, and if i should be using my good scissors to cut it, or a different pair? Any ideas? :)
    I've been told by my sewing shop NOT to use my good scissors or rotary blades with polybatting, as they will make the blades dull. I have an old pair of scissors and used blades when I cut batting.

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    Very good info everyone, thank you so much!

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    I had never givent that a thought!!! Thanks for asking and for the answer....from now on I'll use my old scissors for cutting batting. My good fabric scissors are a pair made in Germany that my grandmother bought over 40 yrs ago!!!!

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    I'm so glad this question was asked as I had never even given it a thought. Glad I haven't used my good scissors on poly batting. However, I know I have used a rotary cutter on it. Now I will watch that carefully, too.


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    Good questions and answers!!!

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    this may be a bit off-topic - sorry if it is--

    that wonderful fleece that is so much fun to work with - it dulls my rotary blades really fast

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    This is why I love this board. You asked a question I hadn't even thought of asking and it was info I needed. Thanks.

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    Thanks for asking that question. It had never even occurred to me. I don't use poly much, but I'd be really bummed to mess up my fabric scissors!

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    You can get good scissors sharpened.

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    I use only Gingher scissors for anything that has to do with sewing. I've had my Gingher's since about 1981. Never had them sharpened and they are still as sharp as a razor blade and I have done quite a bit of sewing in the past 50 years. I do cut my batting with them. I do not cut my batting with rotary cutters.
    I just found out over the week-end that Gingher has a rotary cutter. Joanne only had a left handed pair. I can't wait to get one.
    What's the real answer.........

    Bettia

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