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Thread: Wierd scissors

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    Super Member wildyard's Avatar
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    At the thrift store the other day, I grabbed a plastic bag that had a small UFO in it. It had fabric scraps, a couple of squares and a 12" piece of batting for .99. Today I finally dumped the bag to see what all was in there, and besides the above, there were several smaller spools of thread and 2 pairs of scissors. One is a regular pair of Fiskers, but the other is a little smaller pair of what looks to be stainless Ginghers. On one of the blades there is a flareout that looks like half of a leaf of good size.
    Can you tell me what kind of scissors these are and what they are used for?
    Thanks up front as I know someone will be able to tell me!! hugs and smilessss

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    Those are applique scissors. I bought a pair many years ago when I was interested in applique. I still haven't managed to use them right.

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    They are appliques scissors to cut out backing when using freezer paper without accidentally cutting your top fabric

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    called duck bill applique scissors. I think?

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    Score!

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    Nice buy. Good for cutting the back fabric out after you applique.

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    That is a fabulous score!
    Someone at the thrift store failed to inspect that package before pricing it, obviously; but it isn't your job to tell them how to do theirs!!! They retail for up to $30.

    Now, you've got to take up applique since you're qwell equipped. :D

    Jan in VA

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    A pair of Fiskars and a pair of Gingher applique scissors for 99 cents? Boy, what a bargain!

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    Great finds!!

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    what a deal you got!! I paid a kings ransom for my Gingher applique scissors!

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