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Thread: Do you have a favorite pair of scissors/shears?

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    I do... it's a pair of chrome Gingher shears that I bought probably 25 years ago. I liked these so much that over the years I bought a few more pairs of what I thought would be identical shears. But somehow the newer ones never had quite the same solid, firm feel to their cut.

    Anybody out there have a favorite pair of shears? What kind do you like best?

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    I love my little thread snips!!! With a rotary cutter I seldom use regular scissors..

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    All I have is Gingher. I love them.

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    My favorite pair of scissors is a 6" chrome Gingher. I use them for EVERYTHING!!! I have had them for years and never had to have them sharpened---they are THE BEST!!!!

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    I have the chrome Ginghers, ( present from mom for twentyfirst B'day)they were the only kind I used for years for sewing clothes & crafts. They have a distinctive ting when closed without
    material between the blades, my children would try and sneak them to use and I would hear it and say Who has MY SCISSORS! They were always mystified how I knew that they had them. I picked up the black handled Horn ones at the local thrift store( for $.50 ) they cut like butter and of course now that I quilt , I could not live without my rottary cutter.
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    I hate those scissors that have a different size hole for each thumb. Maybe because I'm left-handed, but they just seem obnoxious to me.

    I really miss my old pair of La Cross scissors. They weren't as big as the sewing scissors, but the thumb holes were the same size and they were made of good metal, not that stuff most scissors have today. La Cross still makes scissors, but mostly the small cosmetic kind, like for fingernails and moustaches.

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    Hi from an other lefty ! I use to use righthanded scissors upside down in order for them to work.lol I have left handed Fiskars now. have to hide them so they don't get used for paper etc.

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    I have about 6 pairs of gingher scissors and am the new proud owner of gingher rotary cutter. they were regular $70 and got threm on sale at joanne for $20. WHAT A FIND!!!!!!!!!!!!
    for you lefties.....lol....joanne now carries left handed ginghers.

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    Also love my Ginghers!!

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    I have a set of Gingher shears that my Grandmother gave me years ago. They are my favorite.

    I also have a set of embroidery scissors that looks like a stork. they are missing. :( I'm ready to tear the house apart to find them.

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    For what is my question. So many scissors, so little time!! :D

    I have a whole bunch of pairs I really love, so I guess my answer would have to be yes but not just one pair. I have favorites for cutting fabric, snipping thread ends, cutting out appliques, etc.

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    I have a pair that I bought from our grooming blade sharpening guy. He had some sewing scissors in with the grooming shears and I bought them and love them.
    No brand but they are heavy and metal and I can get them re sharpened by
    the same guy if I need it

    They remind me of the type of scissors my mom use to use when she was a seamstress

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    Gingher here too. One of my next purchases (when I get thru the list of fabric I want first---like THAT will ever happen) is to get the rotary cutters. They just look sleek. I hope I wouldn't be disappointed in how they feel in my hand tho'.

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    I have a pair of Marks shears that I bought about 23 years ago. Great scissors. They do better than my Ginghers

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    I also have 6 pair of ginghers everything from the gold stork embroidery to the black plastic handle shears which I love. But really love all of them.

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    I have two pairs of henkels scisors, and I love them. A big pair, and a small pair for details, thread snipping etc.

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    Some of my scissors. This is just a drop in the bucket.
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    I have so many scissors I don't want to count them. My favorite pair and the only kind I buy now are Fanmore brand. They will cut thorough layers of fabric right down to the tip. They beat my Ginghers and cost much less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I have so many scissors I don't want to count them. My favorite pair and the only kind I buy now are Fanmore brand. They will cut thorough layers of fabric right down to the tip. They beat my Ginghers and cost much less.
    I have never heard of the Fanmore brand. Where did you purchase them?

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    I have ginger's sissors in three sizes,also the pinking shears and the full sized applique/bill tip too. I love them they are a wonderful brand.

    But, I have some fiskars that are the kind that spring back on thier own for crafts. Oh, and I agree about the thread snips, they save so much work at the sewing machine! I just got a pair of machine embroidery sissors for the quilting table that are cool too. They get right down there to the fabric and open by themselves like the fiskers.

    The cutest ones I have are some very old ones in a velvet presentation box with pink satin inside. They are small sewing sissors, a thimble and a seam ripper that looks like a sword. By wilkenson sword. My sis bought it for me.

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    Sorry I spelled it wrong. It's Famore

    http://famorecutlery.com/quilting.aspx I've seen their booth at every big quilt show. I buy the comfort blue handle ones. At Paducah their booth was always busy and I heard the vendor say we are down to our last box of blue handle scissors. Quilters were buying them faster than they could open the boxes. I was up front and was able to get a pair. I'm glad I did. They are great. They were $18.

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    Hello from another lefty. I LOVE my Ginger lightweight sissors, I have 4 pairs everywhere I might sew. I also have my eye on the Ginger rotary cutter, maybe I'll just have to treat myself to a nice Present just because. :D

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    Scissor Queen!! You mustn't have any kids at home right now!!
    When my kids were little, my scissors always had legs. I had a pair of Wiss I think the name is, that they did not touch or they were in real BIG trouble. Now the kids are out on their own, and I have a Fiskars I use a lot. I wrote on the orange handle - fabric only - no paper - tied a red ribbon to - so my husband wouldn't use it! I did ask him to drop it all at the hardware store last weekend to get it sharpened - I hit a pin!! - but I think he was too embarassed by the looks of the scissors!

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    I have a pair of Ginghers and love them. It's like driving a Cadillac of scissors.

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    I have a friend who swears by "Kai" brand scissors. They have a bery finely serated blade and never need sharpening. She bought them as a packaged deal of 3 sizes at a Quilt Show. That is what I am going to look for at the San Diego Quit Show on the 17th. I don't have good luck with scissors. Have fat thumbs and the scissor hole for the thumb gets hung up on my thumb knuckle. Therefore I only use scissors when I have to.

    Do any of you find that cutting batting dulls your scissor fast? Seems that no matter what brand of batting I use, my scissors dull on it.

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