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    Scissors...How many?

    Just bought my first good pair of scissors after 20 years of quilting! 5inch ginghers which are still in the mail...Here's the thing, I keep looking at the other sizes and wonder....

    What are your top 3 size scissors which are always within arms reach of your project? I am curious....I dabble in sewing as well. Advice greatly appreciated.

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    I keep a pair of regular (8"?) scissors near my cutting board and another pair near my ironing board. Then I have smaller scissors in those two places, plus a pair near my sewing machine, another small pair on a lanyard that hangs near my sewing machine when I'm not wearing it. One more small pair is in a cute little box in the family room to use when I'm sewing while watching TV. Near the cutting table and ironing board I also keep pairs of scissors to be used on paper (since I make greeting cards also), so that I don't use the fabric scissors when in a hurry. Then, we also have all-purpose scissors at the desk and in the kitchen (which are labeled so they hopefully return to their proper places). Well, then I have a pair of small scissors in my nightstand, and in the bathroom. Is this too much information?
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    You just confirmed I need to buy more! LOL.

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    You mean you want me to COUNT? I have a thing for scissors! I keep a pair by the ironing station, one by the cutting board, about 3 by the sewing machine/serger. One on each side of the long arm, one on top, one by the batting...then there is one with my knitting, one (or two?) in my applique bag...I think you get the drift! Maybe I am related to DJ?
    I didn't even GET to the pairs I have in the kitchen..we used to have about 5 or 6 pairs of those camping scissors that can do everything from cut and strip wire to be a magnet and open a bottle. I love that I can take those apart, so they get used in the kitchen ALOT. :::hanging head:::: I think I'm addicted....:::cheesy grin::::
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    I am sure I have over 20 pair of scissors...haven't counted them though. I have Fiskars...the ones with the springs..they are easier on my hand for cutting....I have them in the small size, full size, and pinking shears.
    I have Ginghers in the full size, embroidery size, and applique scissors. I have Dovos in many varieties...they are so sharp....at least 4 of them. I have several pair of paper scissors. I have a couple pair of scissors I got from my MIL when she passed away.....not sure what kinds they are. I have several pair of cute small embroidery scissors-like cats, patriotic. I have other different scissors that I have bought over the years-don't remember the brands now. Also have kitchen scissors.

    Oh, you asked the top 3....my full sized Fiskars, my Ginghers, and a Dovos pair with handle I really like.

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    I have a few scattered throughout my sewing room, yet when I need them I can't find them! I think they hide from me.

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    I have a drawer full of good scissors I never use. I even have my Gingher scissors from the 60's. I keep a pair of 6 or 7" scissors at the sewing machine for cutting threads. Otherwise, the rotary cutter does most of my cutting.

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    I have lots of scissors. Each pair has its own specialty ... one pair cuts button holes the best , another for batting, one pair for applique .. the list goes on. It always seems they are never where I need them. I finally made a ribbon necklace and wear my thread scissors then around my neck when I am in my sewing room.

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    I have cheapo scissors scattered all over,so when DH wants some they are handy and he isn't tempted to even think about us using my ginghers! I keep others in with my projects,near my sewing machine, and,of course, well hidden!
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    Ok...lets re-phrase this question another way....since y'all have so many scissors. If you were stranded on an island and could only take 3 pairs...what 3 sizes would you bring?

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