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Thread: Scissors, Scissors, Where oh where are they?

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    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
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    Jul 2009
    Southwest Kansas
    My solution is to just buy more scissors. I don't think I'm ever more than about 6 feet from some kind of scissor in my entire house. LOL

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    I use thread nippers when I am sewing and I was constantly misplacing (alright, loosing them)! I finally took a strip of fabric and tied them to my sewing machine!!! I wrapped the strip around my machine and I never had any trouble finding them. I no longer have them tethered to my machine as I have learned to put them down right by my machine when I am done snipping threads. If I start wandering off with them, I tie them to the machine again for a while!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingHaven View Post
    No laughing here....I have taken the selvedges off of so much fabric and I have purchased several (oh, about 10 pairs) scissors and I have tied at least one pair to each of my sewing machine tables. I have tied them around the legs, around the plug in for the foot pedal. I have tied them to the nice clear sewing table that fits my Featherweight. I also have a pair tied to the ironing board. They are tethered on a selvedge, oh about 36-46 inches with a nice bow so that I can make them moveable if I ever need to move them. Then I have a pair tied to the sewing basket handle that I take to my chair to do my lap quilting. I have a pair tied to the basket that I carry to the area where I lay out my quilt pieces to decide how I am going to sew them. I have a pair on the table beside the dryer so that I can cut strings when the fabric comes out of the dryer. Now, these are all great scissors purchased with 40-50% off coupons and/or with the additional 20% off at JoAnn's fabrics. AND no one uses "Mama's Scissors" but Mama!!!!

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    Nov 2010
    Mabank, Texas
    Try one of the little attachments you put on your car keys to help locate them. A lady I worked with had one on her keys and it beeped when she clapped her hands. I don't recall where she purchased hers but you might look for try searching for clappers on line.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    Ontario, Canada
    I must have 6 pairs of scissors in my sewing room and I still have to look for them when I need them. It does help to have a container sitting close to the sewing machine that you can dump your pens, scissors, rotary cutter etc. into.

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    Junior Member cad_queen_2000's Avatar
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    Aug 2011
    soutwestern ontario
    why not make a nice belt with a scissor holster on each side, (quilted of course) you will always know where they are.

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    york county, PA
    I have bought more scissors and I too keep them near the iron, sewing table / machine, cutting board, everywhere I sit I think I can find a pair of scissors. I have learned though, to mark each scissors "FOR FABRIC ONLY" and my family better pay attention to the warning. They have their own scissors.

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    Senior Member happyquiltmom's Avatar
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    Jan 2012
    NE Indiana
    I have about 20 pairs of assorted scissors & shears. If I can't find one, I can always use another!

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    Sep 2011
    Southern Indiana
    My neice is a professional LAQ, I took a pattern for scissor holders, and modifyed it and made a belt for it, now she has a scissor holster. She loves it and uses it all the time.

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    Senior Member rush88888's Avatar
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    May 2012
    leland nc
    for those things that i can lose easily, like scissors and seam rippers, i have learned to always put them in the same place no matter where i am using them. by my machine, they go on the right, and on the cutting area, they go on the left, which is the same place as by the machine. i don't know what i would have to do if i moved the areas further away from each other! i guess i would have to develop a new system or get another pair of scissors!

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