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    Question Scissors

    Can any recommend their favourite scissors, maybe Ginghers or similar - ( for quilting/ patchwork )
    I would like to treat myself to a really nice pair.
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    DottyD in England, UK.

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    Karen Kay Buckley has come out with a line called Perfect Scissors. They have serrated blades which cut fabric like butter. They come with a plastic cover for the blades. I absolutely love them. They are the bee's knees.

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    I love my Ginghers! I love the classic look, the heavy feel, and of course, that they slice through fabric like it's nothing.

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    I like Ginghers and Kai with Kai being my favorite. I haven't tried Karen Kay Buckley's but I've heard they're good.

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    I love my Ginghers but don't really use them that often as I always grab for my rotary cutter. They are so expensive these days, must go with a coupon at Joanns. Also have a super cheap pair of scissors in your sewing room for cardboard and such to protect your 'good scissors'...Does any one know a good scissor sharpening service. Can we send our scissors to Ginghers ???

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    I use the Ginghers and love them, would not be without them.

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    Ginghers! I Have 4 different kinds and sizes.

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    I have every make of scissors, Kai are my favorite!

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    i really like my ginghers i have three of them

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    I'm with Emily's Mom, I have about 20 pairs of scissors from all different manufacturers, and my Kai scissors are by far my favorite! FYI, they also have the serrated blades which grip the fabric as you cut, so there's no slipping.

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    My favorites by far are Gingher. All of mine are the original design (none of the light weight ones) except for a pair of pretty designer embroidery scissors. I also have a pair of Elan's serrated scissors, and for some applications they are perfect - but they're not my "go to" ones.

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    Elan are great for serrated blade scissors. Otherwise, Gingher, Dovo, Bohin, and Solingen are all great scissors.

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    I LOVE my Ginghers. I have several pairs, including pinking shears, spring loaded regular scissors, and a 4" pair for snipping threads. My original pair is 25+ years and still as sharp as ever. I am careful to cut only fabric with my Ginghers.
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    Sometimes one can get good buys on Ginghers through e-bay.

    It's worth a look!

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    I love my Ginghers. Need to check out the other brands mentioned here.
    Quilting in the Desert

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    Ginghers or Mundial

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    My favorites are Dovo and Heritage. They get special handling. Honestly I have Ginghers in my kitchen drawer. It's so nice to have great scissors for utility use. If a pair of scissors won't cut a package top then what good are they?
    Got fabric?

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    I have my Ginghers...Have never heard of Kai or Karen Kay Buckley, will have to check them out.
    Myrna

    They say money does not buy happiness, but it buys fabric & fabric makes me happy!!

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    All the scissors I own are Ginghers. I love the feel and balance of them and they are just meant to last. They seem to have something for every sewing/quilting need. Plus they do a fine job of cutting too.

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    My Gingher's 8" dressmaker scissors are my favorite & I hide them beside me at all times. Those are my personal scissors & not subject to being borrowed. ;-)
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    Gingher's, definitely Gingher's.....and woe to the member of my household who steals them from my studio to cut anything but fabric!!
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    I'd go with the Gingher, I have a couple & love them, in fact I also have one of the same quality that is a Singer.

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    Have had Ginghers for at least 40 years. I sent them back to the company once for sharpening.

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    Ginghers are not as expensive as they use to be. I think I paid about $25 for 8" metal dressmaker and about $12 for the molded handle Ginghers. Having several pair in the desk and kitchen drawer keeps the family from ever looking for the 'good' scissors. The pair I have in the kitchen have cut everything and still sharp after many years.
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    For tip sharpness, I love my Dovo scissors...for cutting I do like Gingher, abut use my Fiskar soft-touch scissors the most ...they are easier on my hand which had surgery many years ago.

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