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    Hi to everyone - I am new to the board and have been going through all the wonderful comments. My question is this - I do a lot of applique and have several scissors but none that I just love for the small cuts (sharp points) and that is comfortable for a lengthy period of time. Does anyone have just a good favorite for applique?
    Thanks for all your help in advance!
    Deb

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    Hi Deb! No advise here but I want to welcome you to the board !!! :D:D

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    Welcome to the board. I do not applique, so I can't offer any help to you there. I'm sure others will chime in here with just the answer you need. Keep posting!

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    I am interested in it too!!!!!

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    Welcome! Good question. I have a pair of super sharp Fiskars snips with rubbery, spring-loaded handles. Verycomfortable. Only drawback is that they are so sharp as to be a bit dangerous and it's too easily to cut what you don't intend to cut.

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    Gingher 3" and Havel's curved

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    I have a pair of Fiskars titanium that are very sharp all the way to the tip. They are small. I also have a small pair that I bought at the LQS but I don't know the name. They are almost like nail scissors.
    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Gingher 3" and Havel's curved
    they get my vote, IMHO Havel's is best

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    thanks for the information about the scissors

    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Gingher 3" and Havel's curved

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    Thanks for all the information!

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    I agree with the Ginghers's but I also know that Easy Kut makes a spring action scissor with a curved blade for easier cutting and they also have foam grips. Very sharp.

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    I have a pair of the 4 inch Elan that I use to cut out fusible applique shapes. They're serrated and cut down on edge fraying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUSewing
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Gingher 3" and Havel's curved
    they get my vote, IMHO Havel's is best
    Those Havel's can get into all the right places and being a "squeeze and snip" action scissor, they are super easy on the old hands!

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    Where do you find Havel's? I have yet to run into them, but they sound like something I should look into

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    A big welcome from East Texas.

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    i like the small elan ones for machine applique...

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    I use embroidery scissors!

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    Karen Kay Buckley has the best scissors. They are micro-serrated which means that it grabs the fabric instead of pushing away as you are cutting. Karen is an accomplished applique quilter. I'm not good at computers but she has a blog and online store.

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    I have a pair of the small fiskars spring action scissors with very sharp, small tips. I even use them as a seam ripper. Get them at Joann's when they are 50% off or when you have a coupon, and you can get them for under $10.

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    For close work like applique and just intricate cutting, including
    ripping out, I have found a manicure scissor with the curved
    scissor part is wonderful. It is very, very sharp and can be
    put in small spaces to cut thread because the scissor part is
    so sharp and small.

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    I use the 6" micro tip Fiskars. Love them. I have the Gingers also, but don't like as much as heavier and the finger holes don't have any padding and fingers get really sore. I've even put bandaids around the finger holes to soften them up and really didn't work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltbuddy
    Karen Kay Buckley has the best scissors.
    Got a one of her small scissors and they are GREAT! I love the micro serrated edge. I like them so much have considered getting the larger one but her larger scissor one is just too large in my opinion. I sure wish she had a "middle" sized one available.

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    I have some curved Elan scissors which are particularly good and some Solignen embroidery scissors which do the trick. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of a little pair of scissors that my grandmother gave me - which are the best. I saw ones which looked the same for sale in a scissor shop window about 10years ago and they were $80 then...My gran was not rich, so I imagined she saved for a while to get them for me.

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    Welcome to the board!! Great place to meet people with wonderful ideas and helpful hints!! I don't applique yet but want to start.

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