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Thread: Duck bill scissors

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    I am thinking about getting a pair but would like to know your experiences with them before I purchase them. Do they work better than a small scissors for trimming applique or don't you see much difference? Thank you for your time!

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    I love my duckbill scissors--they are great for trimming and IMO "safer" than the other applique scissors. I seem to get a smoother continuous edge with the duckbills. I'm buying an extra pair when I have a Joann's coupon and they have the scissors in stock--they always seem to be out where I look.

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    Oops, I did not hit enter twice, must have a heavy finger today. Sorry for the double post.

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    It will be a good investment for you. They really do make a difference.

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    I love mine and use them frequently. They are great for applique , but also when that one thread needs to be clipped really close , it keeps a accident from happening. I used a coupon at Joann's for my Ginger Duck bill. I think you need to order them now , but they still let you use a coupon.

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    I LOVE mine, but beware, Gingher only makes right handed ones. My niece who is a lefty, but is pretty adaptable to right handed tools, could not use them. I did find a LH pair at the Sewing Expo last fall, but can't remember the name of the seller.

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    I love my duck bill scissors. It is a good investment!

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    I found a pair of duck bill scissors at local flea market for $2.50 or 3 for $5.00. Have beening using them for over 6 years, still sharp. I use a pair of cuticle scissors by machine to clip thread. Cuticle scissors are less expensive.

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    lefty duck bills are available from Famore.

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    I have the Ginghers and love them. I also use them for the very close thread trim, when needed.

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    Thank you to all who replied! I am convinced I should buy a duck bill scissors. I have not seen them in any stores locally so I will probably order them over the internet. I love this board!

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    I have them...the duckbill applique scissor from Ginger and you can get them at Hancock's and Joann's I believe. However I use my Kai micro tips ones and much prefer them.

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    Love my Ginger duck bill scissors! I think my favorite part of applique is cutting out the shapes and these are so comfortable and very accurate. Haven't tried them for cutting threads like the others, but I wouldn't cut applique with anything else.

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    I have them, but they mainly sit in a drawer. I seem to prefer trimming with a small pair of regular scissors instead.

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