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Old 11-15-2011, 08:21 AM
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I know there are so many products out there directed toward us quilters that really are just a waste of money but since I'm going to try doing hand applique, is it worth buying the specialized applique scissors? I know I'll need something with a very sharp edge at the tip of the scissor. We have a lot of pros here when it comes to applique but this will be my first attempt so anything I can do to make it easier on me, so I don't get discouraged, I'm willing to try. Thoughts?
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:24 AM
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Thanks for posting this question. I will be checking back in to see what our experienced friends have to say.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:27 AM
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http://www.kaiscissors.com/category.php?category_id=48 I love Kai scissors
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:28 AM
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yes the "duck bill" scissors and great for applique. In fact, I recently bought a pair that are much smaller than those we normally see. They cut cleanly right up to the point where you want to trim the applique.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:34 AM
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All I use are a small pair of very sharp scissors. I use them for fussy cutting and to clip thread. Mine are small fiskars I got at Walmart. I don't feel I need anything else.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:55 AM
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I absolutely love Karen Kay Buckley's scissors!!! Available in 2 sizes, the blades are lightly serrated so fabric doesn't slip as you're cutting.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by KR View Post
I absolutely love Karen Kay Buckley's scissors!!! Available in 2 sizes, the blades are lightly serrated so fabric doesn't slip as you're cutting.
I second that. I love them
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purchased Ginghers at Joanns with 50% off coupon
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I have a small pair of Wiss scissors and I love them! In fact, I have mild fits if anyone dares to touch them and I am not usually so selfish. They are really sharp and they are all I need.
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Can't help you but I just wanted to say that Karen Kay Buckley lives in my hometown. She isn't from there originally but her husband is. Amazing what you find out on this board.
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