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Thread: Rag scissors

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    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
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    Just wondering for those of you who have done some rag quilts, what kind of scissors did you use or did you buy some special ones and was it worth it?

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    Special ones that are made for clipping seams. They are about $15, but worth it if you are going to make many.

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    The spring loaded clippers are really a great hand saver when it comes to all of that clipping :D:D:D

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    Love my rag quilt clippers from fiskars. Well worth the purchase

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    When I first started doing rag quilts I used regular cutting scissors and I must say it was painful to the hands. Then I invested in a pair of scissors that are made for rag quilting and what a relief!! I will tell you it was worth the investment (I used my 40% coupon at Joanns) I wished I would had done it sooner. Mine are also fiskars.

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    I have the rag scissor also and they are well worth the price. If you aren't sure you'll make another maybe you could borrow someones to use. If you were close I'd let you use mine.

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    let me tell you from experience.....buy the scissors! I still have a scar on my thumb where the skin was rubbed raw from clipping the seams with regular scissors.

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    By all means, buy the special springy scissors to cut your raggy quilts! Your hands will thank you! And you will have enjoyed making the raggy quilt and will want to make more. I know that sometimes we all try to 'make do' with what we already have but this really is a case of needing the best/proper equipment to do the job.

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    I have rag quilt scissors made by Heritage Cutlery and got them from J Hittle wholesale. They are so wonderful! They are more expensive than Fiskars but cut a lot easier.

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    I've made so many raggeds (I think 14) and I guess I've never seen these scissors you speak of. I will have to investigate! Regular ones don't bother me much though.

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