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Old 02-24-2020, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by bneuen View Post
has anyone tried to sharpen shears? Is that possible?
I always buy a new pair if mine get dull or draggy. I have had some 'scissor sharpeners' try to sharpen them but made them worse. If the manufacturer has the sharpen option I would use that.
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Old 02-24-2020, 06:59 AM
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These are my favorite scissors for Applique. The control with the 2 holes for your middle and ring finger and trigger for pinky fingers is amazing. (you keep your index finger along the edge for control, just like hair dressers). https://www.amazon.com/Apliquick-Mic.../dp/B06Y22GXZ4

I also have the smaller pair for more intricate work
https://www.amazon.com/Apliquick-Mic.../dp/B06Y24XT1H

I do have the Karen Kay Buckley scissors and love them too but they aren't as sturdily made as the appliquick scissors. I have already worn out a pair of KKB scissors so they are only good as thread snips now.

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Old 02-24-2020, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
These are my favorite scissors for Applique. The control with the 2 holes for your middle and ring finger and trigger for pinky fingers is amazing. (you keep your index finger along the edge for control, just like hair dressers). https://www.amazon.com/Apliquick-Mic.../dp/B06Y22GXZ4
Funny you should mention holding scissors like hair dressers. I went to cosmetology school in HS and hold all my scissors like this. It’s just totally natural for me now, although my friend Peggi thinks I’m weird. But you really do have more control holding them this way!
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Old 02-24-2020, 10:57 AM
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I love my Clover Bordeaux scissors....at least the cutting is incredible, like cutting through butter. They are expensive but worth every penny. I got the "ultimate".200...longer scissors. The ones that are less $ on Amazon, come from Japan with Japanese writing on package.....They Are Bordeaux, just in Japanese packaging. $20 less than the ones with english on the package. Free Shipping ( I would try one of these for size before buying. I wear a large glove. There are so many brands out there now that are going to the larger holed handles....Best wishes in your search.

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Old 02-24-2020, 01:09 PM
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I have three pair of the Clover Bordeaux 200 scissors. Tuesday Morning store has a pair every now and then. Most have no idea the quality of these scissors so overlook them at that store for the lesser price ones. I buy every pair I see because they are $12.99 compared up to $50 prices at quilt shops. The last pair I bought had the orange sticker which meant 40% off the price. These are excellent household scissors, no one comes looking for the good pair.
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Old 02-24-2020, 02:21 PM
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I don't understand a leftie not buying left hand scissors.
Was this a response to my comment about the lefty not finding what she was looking for? If so, maybe I need to clarify - she was looking for left-handed specialty scissors (applique, if I remember right) and couldn't find any that were left-handed. She contacted Kai and they made them for her. I love that story.
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Old 02-24-2020, 08:27 PM
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Was this a response to my comment about the lefty not finding what she was looking for?
No. I have read posts here before about left handed quilters buying regular right hand hand scissors because the left handed ones cost more. I just don't understand that reasoning.

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Old 02-25-2020, 07:34 PM
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I think I will buy some Karen Kay Buckley appliqué scissors. I will let you know what I think of them. Thanks for your responses.
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Old 02-26-2020, 07:46 AM
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Have Karen Buckley in 3 sizes. Love them!
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Old 02-26-2020, 09:28 AM
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I decided I didn't have enough funds to be worth going to Sew Expo this year so no new scissors in the immediate future. I will check in at Tuesday Mornings though... there are a couple in my general stomping grounds. I first went to one last year because a post here said they often had some great deals on Precuts. I wasn't expecting to find it there (was going to other stores and was in the vicinity) but I was able to match a set of jelly roll strips I had bought and what I was actually looking for!
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