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    If you are odd, then I am odder...every time Joann's has a 40% coupon or more, I use it to buy gingher scissors!!! Who is counting anyway???

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    In my house? 8-10. For sewing, three. One big pair for fabric, small thread snips and another big pair for non fabric sewing related things - mostly templates.

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    Never counted them. I have a shoe box full.

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    more than a dozen. but not saying how many more. hehe

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    I have a pair of Singer scissors and several pair of embroidery scissors

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    I seems to collect thread snips more than shears, although I do have 3 pair for dressmaking. I like a pair of snips tucked into my travel tool bags so I can work on the go. I do keep multiple travel bags with hand piecing appliqué blocks. What I really need to acquire are more rotary cutters. I can only find one.

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    Oh, I have about a kazilllion or so...I can't pass up a pair at an estate sale and I have purchased some and have been given sewing supplies, etc. Can't have too many especially when you are looking for one and all of a sudden they are in hiding :lol:

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    Please tell me we don't have to start keeping track of our scissors as well as our stash! It's best that I don't know how many I have - as well as how many other sewing gadgets.

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    I have LOTS of scissors - different brands and different sizes. Have no idea how many and I'm not sure I want to know. I love the ginghers the best though.

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    Not that many. Now ask me about rotary cutters. That is a different story.

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    Ain't telling. But I wish I could find the older model Fiskars, they seem better than the newer ones.

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    I counted 26 pairs of scissors in my sewing room. Guess you can tell, I love scissors! I have most of them in a scissors holder that hangs by my sewing machine so that I can easily reach the pair I need. I keep one pair on my ironing board and 2 pairs near my cutting table for times I am not using a rotary cutter. Yes, I do use all of them from time to time.

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    3 :( and 1 pair smell of onions :wink: :lol:
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    Ten. Pinking, three pairs of applique scissors, one small pair and another pair that folds up, two large, one craft, and an old large that I use on paper. (I had to keep raIsing the number as Ii listed them!)

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    How many pairs of scissors do I have? Don't know I lost count. That's like asking me how many rotary cutters do I have.

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    I can honestly say I have NO idea how many pairs I own or even where they all are LOL!! They seem to disappear visit with the missing socks. Than right out of nowhere I will have boxes and boxes.

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    Four Ginghers of various sizes. A least five embroidery scissors, two still inthe package, and just bought scissors at Ikea for every room in the house including the bathrooms. And I still can't find anything except my sewing scissors.
    froggyintexas

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    Lots of good scissors, not counting utility scissors scattered around the house for hubby to use. Among mine 3 pr gingher shears 1 7 and 2 8 inchers, several embroidery storks, several pair of fiskars and a pair of vintage Singer pinkers, my most loved scissor is a 5 inch pair of vintage ginghers with BLUNT tips, they are absolutely the best for trimming as the blunt tips do not catch when I am trimming close to the seams. They are absolutely best for trimning embroidery and heirloom sewing projects. Do we want to count rotary cutters? Way too many! I keep my scissors in good repair and have them sharpened about once a year at JOanns.:)

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    I only count the ones I can find at any given moment!! I have many but they all came with little feet

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    i have about 8 prs. just got a nice pair for my small work form a swap pal, you know who you are and many thanks, ineedsmall ones.
    you know how it is, dh uses them for something dumb (anything but fabs), and you need a ne pair.

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    I can't remember - I have so many. I have everything from the Gingher ones that my Grandma gave me to ones I salvaged from my step-aunt's house after she died.

    I will take a picture tonight when I get home.

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    ALOT!!!

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    Not even going to try to count them all. My mom had some hoarding tendencies with clocks, post-it notes, pens, plastic containers and, yes, scissors, to name a few. When we cleaned out her house, I grabbed all the scissors I could, especially all that could be used in the sewing room....

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    Ok, you guys are going to accuse me of gluttnoy. I have over 200 pairs. I have every size. I have Wiss, Gingers, Singer Friskars and brands I've never heard of. A few of my scissors are antiques. I have the neatest antique pinking shears. I have scissors in every room of the house and in the car. That does not count my rotarys. Can you tell I collect scissors?

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    Many scissors but my prized possession are my cutting shears from Barcelona. Spain. A gift to me from my sister's boss who traveled throughout the world due to business. He would tell my sister what the country was famous for and ask what she would like. My scissors have a higher steel content than usual and I have had them sharpened many times. The cut all kinds of fabric - no problems.

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