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KimS 11-15-2011 08:21 AM

Applique Scissors
 
I know there are so many products out there directed toward us quilters that really are just a waste of money but since I'm going to try doing hand applique, is it worth buying the specialized applique scissors? I know I'll need something with a very sharp edge at the tip of the scissor. We have a lot of pros here when it comes to applique but this will be my first attempt so anything I can do to make it easier on me, so I don't get discouraged, I'm willing to try. Thoughts?

linda faye 11-15-2011 08:24 AM

Thanks for posting this question. I will be checking back in to see what our experienced friends have to say.

Pete 11-15-2011 08:27 AM

http://www.kaiscissors.com/category.php?category_id=48 I love Kai scissors

Holice 11-15-2011 08:28 AM

yes the "duck bill" scissors and great for applique. In fact, I recently bought a pair that are much smaller than those we normally see. They cut cleanly right up to the point where you want to trim the applique.

crafty pat 11-15-2011 08:34 AM

All I use are a small pair of very sharp scissors. I use them for fussy cutting and to clip thread. Mine are small fiskars I got at Walmart. I don't feel I need anything else.

KR 11-15-2011 08:55 AM

I absolutely love Karen Kay Buckley's scissors!!! Available in 2 sizes, the blades are lightly serrated so fabric doesn't slip as you're cutting.

sharkee 11-15-2011 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by KR (Post 4682564)
I absolutely love Karen Kay Buckley's scissors!!! Available in 2 sizes, the blades are lightly serrated so fabric doesn't slip as you're cutting.

I second that. I love them

butterflies5518 11-15-2011 10:35 AM

purchased Ginghers at Joanns with 50% off coupon

luvstoquilt 11-15-2011 10:50 AM

I have a small pair of Wiss scissors and I love them! In fact, I have mild fits if anyone dares to touch them and I am not usually so selfish. They are really sharp and they are all I need.

LindaM49 11-15-2011 11:42 AM

Can't help you but I just wanted to say that Karen Kay Buckley lives in my hometown. She isn't from there originally but her husband is. Amazing what you find out on this board. :)


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