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Thread: Best darn scissors ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Best darn scissors ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm left handed & I have every kind of scissors known to man, almost. For cutting yardage these are my all time favorite.
    Wallpaper scissors, they cut fabric and paper. You get them at the paint supply stores for around $8.00 to $10.00.

    These same scissors have served me well for 7 years! Never needs sharpening!!!

    Don't even try to sharpen, the scissors marked for paper only is my attempt to sharpen a dent out of the cutting blade WHERE SOMEONE OTHER THAN ME...tried to cut wire, I'm guessing. They won't cut fabric now, but will cut paper perfectly.

    Since there are just two of us living in this house, I'm watching him
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    Oh Oh, someone's in the dog house!

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    I guard my scissors like crazy. It became a family joke so my christmas stocking was stuffed with all kinds of scissors. You would think we can keep track of them...not so much. There is four of us in the house and I have grown a pair of eyes on the back of my head and still I find my scissors in the weirdest places (when I do not need them). I am seriously contemplating one of those baby locks with alarm for my sewing drawer.

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    I just bought myself a pair of Gingher's and dare anyone to use them for anything (including fabric).

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    What a neat idea - wallpaper scissors - thanks for the tip.

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    People know that to touch my scissors could result it amputation! GRRRRRR!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    I think you may have something there....Have some handed down from my mother...Me???(82)...AND they are still just as sharp and were never sharpened!!

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    wow did not know there were scissors for wallpaper, I am gonna have to check it out. Thanks for the tip.
    Myrna

    They say money does not buy happiness, but it buys fabric & fabric makes me happy!!

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    Great tip! Thanks!!!

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    Tashana - skip the baby lock. Just buy a cheap combination padlock. Loop it though the handles and don't tell ANYONE else the combination.
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    My bezt scissors are serrogated blade Mundial...only prob. No one carries them anymore. Great for slippery fabs too.

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    tie a pink ribbon on them[girl germs!!]

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    Make him go buy you some very expensive scissors. He will learn not to use them If he has to buy a few.

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    Thank goodness my spouse leaves my scissors alone. Now if only he'd stop swiping my "sewing" lint roller!

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    If someone else in this house were to cut something other than fabric with my Gingher's, I might have to do some cutting of my own..... if you know what I mean....)
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    Thank you so much for this Tip I'll be going and looking for a pair !
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    I have warned if anyone touches my sewing scissors I will cut their hands off lol

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    Great idea! I need to get some scissors to do the larger rough cuts on fusible appliqe so I don't use my fabric scissors. I'll look next time I'm at the hardware/paint store.

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    Thank You for the good info. I to am a lefty so I will check and see if a store around here has them.
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    Our guild program was brought by a LQS owner who sponsored a "Christmas in July" event and she hired a Santa to come... when he arrived it was with a black eye and some scrapes that were healing. When asked, "What happened???" he deadpanned, "I used my wife's sewing scissors to cut cardboard..." (he was actually in an small accident, but clearly got the laugh!!!)
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    Thanks for the tip. I have several good scissors. In fact on my notions wall I have old and new ones. My son came to visit and thought I had too many pairs. (not all are good ones, I have old ones of my mother in laws) So, if you need a pair at my house, you may just get some that are over 20 years old unless you are cutting fabric.

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    My Gingher's are off limits to everyone as well. Have 3 pair now and have considered scheduling them on my Homeowners Insurance along with jewelry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by running1 View Post
    ... when he arrived it was with a black eye and some scrapes that were healing. When asked, "What happened???" he deadpanned, "I used my wife's sewing scissors to cut cardboard..." (he was actually in an small accident, but clearly got the laugh!!!)
    That is too funny!!

    abdconsultant: Thanks for the scissors tip. I'm going to check it out!
    ~~Cathy~~

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    Thank you for the great tip.

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    Just had a light bulb moment for those in family groups. Put a small bell on the scissors and you will hear them walking away.

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