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    I got a new pair of Gingher scissors in the mail yesterday. I won a GC in one of the shop hops, so I bought them. I am so excited!! I was showing them off to dh, he just laughed at me. The things we quilters get excited about!!

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    Gotta love those shop hops!

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    I gave a pair of Gingher scissors to my DMIL for Christmas. She was estatic. They are wonderful scissors!

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    Congratulations! I love my Ginghers, they were a gift from my mom. DH & DS don't get it, but know not to touch them!

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    Congrats on your new scissors. I got so excited about my new iron DH said I needed to by another one for a back up. I did. LOL.

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    Oh that's great!! Ginghers are [email protected]!!!!

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    Congradulations! I love mine! Have two pairs!

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    Congrats - they are the best scissors

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    It just doesn't take much to make us happy. Quilters are happy people.

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    I love my Gingers.. but I also get excited when I get my sissors back from being sharpened...or finally put a new blade in my rotary cutter.
    Great tools are such a wonderful thing.

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    Got my first pair about 33 years ago, never had them sharpened. The screw needs to be tightened, tho. I got a new pair with a 50% off coupon at JoAnn's last fall that I haven't used yet. Guess I need to break them out. Somehow it seems disrespectful to the first pair! Does that make sense?

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    Here is a picture of them. lol My hand is in the picture to show some size perspective. :)
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    Love mine. Sharp to the point. Can cut flesh. I know. Scar on left index finger to prove it!! lol!

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    Gingher's were one of my first "gifts to myself" in quilting 30 years ago (before rotary cutters!) Still have them, still love them! Congratualtions!

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    Those are wonderful scissors. I love mine! Congrats!

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    I have a pair that I protect faithfully. Everyone in my house knows that they are for fabric only. I keep several pair of cheapies for them to use. LOL

    My daughter know how to get to me though. Every once in a while she says, "We're in here, Mom, cutting plastic and cardboard with your ginghers."

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    Are Gingher scissors better than Fiskars? What do you mostly use them for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dee
    Are Gingher scissors better than Fiskars? What do you mostly use them for?
    It's like the difference between a Ford and a Mercedes. They both get you where you want to go, but the Mercedes does it more comfortably and lasts longer... ;) :)

    Joanne's had Ginghers for 50% at Christmas, William bought me a two pair set...they cost $24.00, a pair of shears and a pair of "snips".

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    My son has bought me three pair of Ginghers asd Xmas goftds. I have been going bonkers trying to find the fiberglass pair, been missing since Xmas. I used them a lot after my hands started hurting while doing a lot of cutting. Still have my shiny pair and my applique one. I really love them!

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    Congratulations to you!!! I went to JoAnn's last year to buy my first pair of Ginghers (after asking the quilters on this board for their suggestions). Ginghers were #1 in the poll results! I used a 50% off coupon and bought an 8" blunt-tip knife/serrated edge shear, for me to use only in my sewing room. I also bought and 8" lightweight-bent pair that was on sale for 40% off, for me to use when I go to classes. Maybe I should have bought a shorter lightweight-bent pair for classes than the 8" pair. I may do that if I can get another 50% coupon. :)

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    Very nice scissors..I love mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikermom
    Congratulations to you!!! I went to JoAnn's last year to buy my first pair of Ginghers (after asking the quilters on this board for their suggestions). Ginghers were #1 in the poll results! I used a 50% off coupon and bought an 8" blunt-tip knife/serrated edge shear, for me to use only in my sewing room. I also bought and 8" lightweight-bent pair that was on sale for 40% off, for me to use when I go to classes. Maybe I should have bought a shorter lightweight-bent pair for classes than the 8" pair. I may do that if I can get another 50% coupon. :)
    After all that, I failed to say that...
    I love mine!!!

    :lol:

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    Yep,

    Ginghers are the best! I researched scissors high and low and there was only one logical conclusion - I must own at least one pair of Ginghers. Bought mine at Joann's with the coupon and it was one of the best purchases I made.

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    I don't have the scissors, but love your avatar block!

    Quote Originally Posted by nance-ell
    I gave a pair of Gingher scissors to my DMIL for Christmas. She was estatic. They are wonderful scissors!

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    love my ginghers

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