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Thread: Question about scissors

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    Super Member Barb M's Avatar
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    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? :)

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    I would be interested in knowing the answer to this also,Thanks for asking :lol:
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    Don't have a thought about cutting polybatting. Interesting question. :?

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    Well i know people have talked about pin cusions, and that some stuffings dull your pins, and others sharpen your pins, i just cant remember if poly batting dulls pins. So if it does, maybe it's the same for scissors.

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    I've been told by a very experienced quilty friend NOT to cut poly batting with my fabric scissors - too late!!! The same applies to the rotary cutter when trimming up - now I use an old blade for that as it will dull a new one fairly quickly. My plan is to get some new fabric scissors (mine aren't great anyway) and save the old ones for the batting.

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    Oh wow, thanks for the info. The reason i wondered, is when you cut poly batting, it kind of makes a wierd crunchy noise lol, so i wondered if that was bad maybe. I bought an old tattered quilt at the thrift store for a dollar, and it has really thick batting, so i want to cut it all up into tiny pieces to make a couple of pillows, so that's why i was wondering, cus im planning on cutting a lot of batting lol

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    I have scissors that are for fabric only.
    EVERYONE knows to NOT use them.
    I also have a cheap pair of Walmart scissors that are used for anything else.

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    I only use my good scissors for fabric and an old pair for all other, including batting.

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    THANKS for all the good information. Guess I will have to go buy a new pair of fabric scissors. (oh darn, more shopping :roll: )

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    I use fiskars. I love them. I have one pair for fabric (off limits to everyone) and I have one pair for battings (also off limits)

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