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Thread: Hand quilting while flying

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    Hi everyone-love this board! I am flying tomorrow to Texas and have not flown in years. Can I bring a tiny pair of scissors on the plane or will that be a problem? I know I can get alot of quilting done in the five hours I will be on the plane.............

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    I would opt for bringing a pair of child's scissors with the rounded ends. Everyone is so touchy these days. :(

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    Clover makes a thread cutter.

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    Good luck, wishing you a smooth flight!

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    A good set of fingernail clippers works good too.

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    I am not sure with all the new rules you may want to call the airlines and find out. :?

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    Thanks-these are great ideas

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    you can check at the airline website. they have approved/prohibited information there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phannie1
    A good set of fingernail clippers works good too.
    I had mine taken.

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    If you are fllying within the US, you can bring sharp scissors, as long as the blade is 3" or less. I've been bringing mine on flights for the past 2-3 years with no problem. If in doubt, check the airline you are flying.

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    I just went to California last month and my carryon and purse were scanned many times - my applique kit contained two small scissors and a seam ripper and nobody gave it a second look. (But, I was selected for secondary screenings a few times - I guess I look like the type who might have explosives residue on her hands. ;) )

    You could also carry a dental floss container - it has a built-in floss cutter. :)

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    If you have one of those needle threaders that has a thread cutter on it, you can't even see the cutter. Its made by clover.

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    At least you're checking ahead of time. I would be the one that packed it all up, hauled all of it and then found out at the security checkpoint...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom
    I would opt for bringing a pair of child's scissors with the rounded ends. Everyone is so touchy these days. :(
    That's what I'd do. In any case, don' t bring any scissors you wouldn't want to lose.

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    I'd get a clover brand medallion cutter. They are pretty, you wear them on a chain. Both michaels and joann's carry them.

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    I have taken small scissors on a plane. They can't have a sharp point but small rounded tip ok. Had no problem taking through the Vegas and Washington, Dulles airports.

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