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Old 08-23-2008, 08:44 PM
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Hi
I have a stupid question about scissors and I'm sure that
you folks would have the answer. I'm new here and I hope that I'm in the
right aera for this question.

I do not sew or quilt, but I'm in love with someone who does.
My wife is away and I would like to get her a nice pair of scissors as
a surprise when she comes home.

I would like to know the difference between quilters scissors and
dressmakers scissors. I don't have a clue. Are the quilters sharper?
Is their something different about them. I can't tell from the pictures.

I was looking at Mundial Professional Quilters #1850 and Mundial
dressmakers shears #1860. Both are 8 1/2" and are the same price.
But whats the difference? Is that a good brand? Should I be looking at others?

She uses a dinky pair of scissors that are made in China.
She deserves better.
I would appreciate any ideas that you folks have.
And I thank you for your suggestions.

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Old 08-23-2008, 09:17 PM
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What a sweet hubby you are! :)

I have Kai scissors, both shears and thread snippers and I love them! The shears were a bit pricey, 99.00, but I don't regret getting them, they are a dream to cut with, like a knife through butter. :)

Hope that helps a bit.
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:27 PM
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That is a cool thing to do.

:)

I've never had "quilting scissors so I can't compare them with what I use. My big pair of scissors are Gingher scissors. My mother bought them for me a few years ago. I like them a lot....but I don't use scissors as much as I use my rotary cutter.
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:00 AM
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How sweet of you. I think most quilters do use the rotary cutter for cutting patches. When sewing the top, I generally keep a small pair of embroidery scissors for clipping threads near the machine. I have the Gingher dressmaker shears for other sewing projects. After 12 years, they still cut through fabric like butter.
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:14 AM
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I also use Gingher and love them.
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:24 AM
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I put scissor information under thisthread check it out
http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/15/9188.page
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:51 AM
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Thank you all so much. This is very helpfull.

Now I will proceed to go crazy deciding between your suggestions.
I never heard of Kai or Ginghers before. They look good also.

When I was a kid my mother used a pair of Wiss scissors
and a Singer sewing machine. This is a new era.

I know that I'm going to buy more than one pair.
Maybe a thread snipper also. (I never knew what they were before)

I think that if you buy quality items, it is cheaper in the long run.
Thanks again. I'll be checking back with you all.

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Old 08-24-2008, 06:11 AM
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Here is another thought.
She has a small plastic box that she keeps her
sewing "stuff" in.

I was thinking of a sewing basket of some kind.
Are their companies that specialise in sewing baskets?
Somthing on the small to medium side?

Am I driving you all crazy with these questions?

I owe you all a Pizza.

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Old 08-24-2008, 06:22 AM
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We will take you up on that pizza! Do you deliver??
I have almost every make and design of scissors made. I prefer my Fiscars ergonomically correct. They have gray padded handles. I have the 8" and the snippers. They are extremely sharp and light weight.
If you have a Joann's near you, they carry all brands plus every sewing basket known to man.
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My weiss scissors (shiny black handles) are my all time favorites, but have a pair of Fiscar's from ages ago that I like alot too (padded gray handles). I need them sharpened, but instead I just bought a new pair of Fiscars with my 40% coupon from Michaels and they cut like hot butter! My ginghers are too heavy (plain silver).
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