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Old 01-06-2023, 04:11 PM
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These are the best I have used. My hand does not get sore or tired.


https://www.joann.com/heritage-sprin...s/9816000.html
When I bought mine they were $24.99, but that was some years ago Still good as new after many rag cuttings.
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Old 01-06-2023, 04:28 PM
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Believe it or not I use these...Work like a champ

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Fiskars-Sta...nip/1001459840
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Old 01-06-2023, 05:42 PM
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I think mine are like yours. Love them!!
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Old 01-07-2023, 09:31 AM
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I have the Fiskars sold at Lowe's. They are good snips. I use them for cutting cord, rope, bird food bags, anything thicker then fabric, etc. They earn their keep around here. They are my favorite gift to give to new homeowners.

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Old 01-07-2023, 11:14 AM
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I canít remember but I am thinking the only rag quilt I started, I cut my batting smaller so it wasnít in my snip area. Mine was started about 10-12 years ago and remains a UFO because my hands hurt to snip with scissors. I refuse to buy the snips to finish as I am determined NEVER to make another.-lol it is almost complete but just canít bring myself to finish. Maybe one day because I really liked the John Deere fabric and because we have farmers in the family.
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Old 01-07-2023, 03:55 PM
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I have a pair of spring loaded snips that I used for the one & only rag quilt I ever made. I've used those snips for other things too & they work really well. Mine did not come from Lowe's but I see that Lowe's are a lot less expensive than JoAnn's. I think I got mine at Walmart many, many years ago & don't know what I paid for them but I know it wasn't the $35-$50 price range that JA sells them for.
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Old 01-07-2023, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
These are the best I have used. My hand does not get sore or tired.


https://www.joann.com/heritage-sprin...s/9816000.html
When I bought mine they were $24.99, but that was some years ago Still good as new after many rag cuttings.

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Found them at Haus of Tools for $28.99 with free shipping.
https://hausoftools.com/products/her...quilting-snips
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Old 01-07-2023, 07:28 PM
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I have these gardening snips and wondered about using them. Actually I have them on my sewing table. Now I will use these when I get to that part, which is a ways off.
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Old 01-07-2023, 07:31 PM
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Thanks for all of your ideas. Have squares cut. Think I will start with a pillow cover and see what happens, if memory serves me right I remember the thickness of the seams when I sewed together before. Now my machine is older so will see how it goes.
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Old 01-09-2023, 06:37 AM
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I've only made 1. Here in NE Texas it doesn't get real cold so I just used 2 fabrics with no batting. Used 5" blocks but decided when I make another, it'll be with wider blocks! Using Ĺ" seams makes them more ragged when washed....
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