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Thread: applique scissors worth it?

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    Here's my scoop on this idea....if you want'm...go get'm!:)I am a secret scissor collector! I believe in having many of them...all different and all over my house so no matter what...I have a pair at hand!LOL I have a favorite pair that have a super sharp point that I use for any and all handwork..due to the fact it even rips seams better then my seam ripper!LOL I think there are many great scissors out in the world just waiting for us! And, I'd say, if you can see these scissors in person, hold them to the light and open and close them to make sure they they work clear w/o any snags or adjustments....and, if the tips have a great point...the amount of money is perfect!:)I believe if it works for you....it is worth every penny! Skeat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    I have a pair of the type with a large, semi circle on one blade, (as in Loves2Quilt's post). It is ideal if you do raw edge applique. You can sew on the patch, then trim really close to the stitching with the scissors, without any fear of cutting the background fabric. This is the only thing I can think of that they would be useful for, but the do the job very well.
    i use this type of semi circle scissor for trapunto its the ideal scissor for that type of work.

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    Do you have Joann's or Michael's Crafts nearby? They have great coupons. I bought some at a scrapbooking store for $5 and they are great for cutting tiny pieces.

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    I got a pair for $10 on sale and it is great because not only for applique but also when I'm sewing crafty things and need to be extra careful in eaze tight seams.

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    DeeDum,
    I have appliques scissors and to me they are worth their weight in gold. I love them. They make an extremely clean up of all those stray threads you didn't catch in your stitching. They really are worth the money you would invest in them. I don't use them often, have had them for 10 years, but I have them when I need them.
    Chris
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    I have a Viking Designer I USB Emb Machine & the package came with a pair or the 3 3/4th inch curved tip scissors. My son broke them cutting a tennis ball (urrrrrrrrr), so I ordered 2 pairs off a site on eBay made in Pakistan. They were $3.95 plus S&H. They are great & I've used mine over last two years for trimming around applique and areas where the thread needs to be cut very close. It's great when taking out stitching (my little booboo's), so I vote for having a pair around.

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    I do a lot of appliqueing and mine are Fiskars. I use them a lot and paid $35.00 for them. Yhey are worth every penny I paid. I have about a half dozen or so "cheap" ones and they couldn't cut hot butter. Good quality scissors will stay sharp forever.

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    Smile Duckbill applique scissors

    [QUOTE=amma;430995]I use manicure scissors for those little, precise cuts! I think the applique scissors I have seen are also called "duck billed" and they are used for cutting away fabric when you are doing "cut away" applique. You sew multiple layers of fabric and cut away different layers to get at the specific fabrics in certain areas. They keep you from cutting into the layers below the one you are trying to cut. clear as mud, huh??? Not sure which kind you are talking about for sure.[/QUOTE

    I could sure use a size smaller than 6" duckbill. Does anyone know of any smaller, like maybe 4" with a smaller duckbill? I am doing some applique on T-shirts and need to get closer to the stitching to trim away than the 6" will let me.

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    If you feel comfortable spending $28 for applique scissors. then do it. It is alot of money, maybe shop on Ebay or the internet for a better price. It is my experience that when I "get something I like for the best price", it helps me justify the expense.

    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    Hi Everyone, just wondering if buying the applique scissors is worth the cost or not. For $28.00 dollars, I am not sure if I would use them or what I would use them on. Your advice is appreciated!
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    I bought one pair for 22 and then another small pair with sharp points that curve up slightly. They make trimming applique and embroidery so much easier because I can get closer which is really important; to get close without cutting stitches. To be honest I use them more in embroiderying or doing a combination of both on the machine. When I was doing hand applique I just used small sharp scissors. I can't see spending a fortune. I don't know how much I spent for my small ones but I know it was under 10.
    Judy

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