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Thread: Scissors survey...

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    Super Member karenpatrick's Avatar
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    Scissors survey...

    Do you have a brand that you are loyal to and how many pairs do you have? I'll start. I have 9 pairs of regular scissors, 1 pair of pinking shears and one pair of electric scissors.

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    Ginghers are my favorite. I have all of them they make. I also have others that are duplicates of other brands. Heaven only knows how many that is.
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    I have about 15 different pairs. I like my Ginghers the best. Have a pair of "leftie" pinking shears, Gingher 5" ones, and dressmaker (8"), a pair of tiny snips, and others I don't use much~
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    I've got about 12 pairs and by far my favorite is my 3-piece set of Kai scissors. LOVE those Kai scissors!

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    I'll have to seriously consider a recount. I think I have around 100 pairs. No, I'm not brand loyal. I have some pairs that are even better than Ginghers but they were also more expensive. Dovo, Bohin, and Solingen all make beautiful scissors. The two pairs I use the most are both Elan. They're micro serrated and really cut nice. I use the small pair for cutting out appliques because the micro serrations help cut down on edge fraying.

    I love the little colored handle scissors you find on the counter at quilt stores. They're kinda like crack, cheap and hard to resist!! I think there's around 10 pairs of those around here now.

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    I agree with Scissor Queen. You can't have too many scissors. I think I have about 30 pair and I have several pair of Gingher scissors for household use. Keeps the family from looking for the good scissors when the good scissors are already there. I like the Dovo small scissors. Karen Buckley has excellent brand of scissors. They are great for fabric. I didn't think I'd use the batting scissors but I love them. If you cut batting you won't regret getting the batting scissors.
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    I love my Ginghers! I also love my Havel' snips!

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    For all you scissor addicts ~ have you been to Silent Stitches.com to check out the one's they sell? OMG!!
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    ok. I was a casual sewer, so I have Fiskars orange-handle supposedly fabric-cutting ones - one for gardening, one for kitchen, one for the kids, one for wrapping paper, and one 'somewhat good'. One has tape around handle which means it's mine kids don't touch!

    When I started quilting last winter I bought a pair of Ginghers (because I didn't know what rotary cutters were - my one and only prior quilt had been in 1983). I have another pair of Fiskars, really nice ones which can cut thread and dogears. I have a tiny pair of embroideries with upturned nose but my thumb is too fat and gets stuck in them.

    I have been admiring Scissor Queen's avatar since I joined the board a year ago but I don't know enough about scissors and quilting to buy anything else. I would like thread-snips tho. And little scissors my thumb fits through.

    I only have one left hand. What is it missing?
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    I don't have nearly the scissors all of you have. I have around 10-15 pair. My Gingher's I inherited from my sister I don't care for. They don't cut straight and they make me work to cut fabric. I buy good quality scissors from my LQS and I have two pair of pink/dark pink scissors (don't know the brand name) and they are my favorite. I just tried using my Gingher's yesterday for cutting and they swerve to the right. I don't think it's anything I'm doing because my other scissors work fine. I do have a pair of pinking Gingher scissors but haven't used them yet. But, I have some small Gingher scissors that work really nice. I guess it's only the large pair I have trouble with. And I don't know if they need sharpening. I don't know how much my sister used them.
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