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Thread: rag quilt snipping advice please

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    Many years ago I made my first of many rag quilts. My hand grew so tired when snipping with regular scissors. I am so glad I invested in a pair of rag snips at the LQS I go to. Yes, they probably cost me in the neighborhood of 25-30$ but they have been worth every penny of it. Other than knowing it is a boring activity, I do not mind snipping my rag quilts at all. I think you would really like them were you to invest in a pair!

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    i made only 1 rag quilt with regular scissors and it was hard. I purchased the spring loaded scissors marketed for rag quilts and they are a god-send. I would never make another rag quilt without them. I recently made one from flannel with batting and the spring loaded scissors really helped my arthritic hands to be able to cut quick and easy. They are worth every penny.

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    How long are the blades on rag snips? Harbor freight has 2 sizes of spring loaded snipping shears.

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    Kat, I am thinking the blades on mine are about 3". Sorry, not at home to check for sure.

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