Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 8 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 73

Thread: Suggestions for decent pair of scissors?!!

  1. #1
    Member bikermom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    West Central Louisiana
    Posts
    90
    I am new to quilting and I want to buy myself a decent pair of shears. Suggestions?!!
    Thanks to "eparys" for helping to draw my attention to what I should have initially typed...I'm not in the market for scissors right now, but rather "cutting shears". :lol:

  2. #2
    Super Member eparys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    New England, USA
    Posts
    2,021
    Well - it would depend on $$ and I assume that you are looking for cutting shears ??? and not specialty scissors.

    For general cutting shears, I have a pair of Gingers that I have had for 30 years (sharpened a few times - lol) - still my favorite. Fiskars make a good cutting shear as well. I have have a couple of different sizes of these (doesn't stay as sharp as long IMHO).

    For special scissors, I have a pair of serrated Havels that are fantastic for trimming

    http://www.havelssewing.com/serrated...els-30178.html

    But these are not general cutting shears. I also have a "to die for" pair of 5" Spring Loaded Embroidery Snips w/ Lanyard that I wear around my neck (Erica's has these on line) for hand sewing and LAQ.

    Hope this helps. Look for a 50% off coupon at JoAnns - or wait till they are on sale!

  3. #3
    Member bikermom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    West Central Louisiana
    Posts
    90
    I use my Olfa rotary cutter for most cutting. I needed suggestions of brands that are good in general for cutting fabric.

  4. #4
    Member bikermom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    West Central Louisiana
    Posts
    90
    I am so new to quilting...I should have said shears! Thank you so much for your information!!!

  5. #5
    NanSew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Flushing, Michigan
    Posts
    191
    I use Ginghers, I love them. I do most of my cutting with a rotary cutter but when I have the need for shears Gingher is what I use. Cutting a piece of fabric with Ginghers is like cutting through air.

    Don't cut anything but fabric/thread with your "good" shears regardless of what brand you get.

  6. #6
    Super Member QuiltingNinaSue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Hartford, Mo
    Posts
    3,349
    I agaree with NanSew. And if you want a small pair for cllipping threads at the sewing machine ask your favorite quilt store for a pair of quick clippers...they are great.

  7. #7
    Super Member mamaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    1,944
    Ginghers are the best; but Fiskars aren't bad either.

  8. #8
    Super Member charmpacksplus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Posts
    1,649
    I rarely use scissors for quilting. I use my rotary cutter and snippers..... and a ripper :(

  9. #9
    vanessa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Mountains of North Carolina
    Posts
    244
    The owner of one of my local quilt shops suggested the Kia scissors. I haven't bought one yet but they are a little cheaper than Gingher. She highly recommended them. Here is the website. She buys this kind now instead of Gingher.

    www.kaiscissors.com

    Vanessa

  10. #10
    Super Member Deborah12687's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    1,127
    I purchased a Westcott Titanium scissors and it is guarteed to stay sharp for life and if it gets dull they will send you a replacement. The scissors cost $10.00 and well worth it.

Page 1 of 8 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.