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Thread: Thread nippers?

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    I use the ones that Tooltron makes. I love them!
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    Lots of options! I keep a pair at my machine made by Gold Seal. I've had them for about 40 years. Hadn't sewed in many years and when I started quilting a few years ago I couldn't find them. I bought a small pair of scissors, but my fingers always got caught in the holes. Finally found my Gold Seal in with a bag of old sewing notions and I love them.
    http://www.amazon.com/Gold-Seal-Thre.../dp/B00358CTL2
    As someone mentioned earlier, I take the "others" to classes and workshops as I don't mind so much if I lose them.
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    I had never used them, then I bought something else I needed, and it had a few things in pkge, I think I got it at Hancocks, and now I love them! Not sure of brand though.
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    Years ago, I found some of the Gingher snips on eBay for about 5 dollars a pair, I think I bought 5 pair, I have them all over the house. I love them.

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    has anyone tried sharpening them by cutting through aluminum foil? I`ve heard that that can work but I've never tried it.

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    I have a pair of curved up embroidery scissors that I use and bought them @ Jo-Ann's, love them. They are by my machine all the time now. Wish I would of had them before, loved the stork scissors until everytime I bought a pair DH would use them umm for his nose hairs and after that I never wanted them back (found him doing his thing one day, he used to put them back into my sewing kit until then) !LOL
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    My DH has to go to the dressing clinic whenever he has an accident (and he has a few using a stanley knife) so I grab the scissors from there, they only use them once a throw them away as they are no longer sterile. I must have had a dozen or more over the years, they are great for threads,

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    Mine are ones I used in a sewing factory years ago. I love them and they stay in my hand most of the time while sewing.

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    In addition to trying the sandpaper, I have read that cutting several layers of aluminum foil will sharpen scissors. I LOVe my Ginghers nippers. Have had for 20 years and I wear them around my neck at home--never take them away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    I have some thread nippers (I guess that's what they're called... it's what I call them... LOL!) that are as dull as watching paint dry. They are just cheapies that I got years ago... I think they were a give-away at the LQS or else were just super cheap. They aren't a name brand or anything. But I really like using them to cut my thread. Who out there also uses nippers & what kind do you have? I really need to buy some new, decent ones. Any help would be much-o appreciated!
    I use the ones that doctors use to take out stitches. They are stainless steel and they are very sharp . They throw these away after they use them . So if you know someone in the medical field, they should be able to get you some.
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    I have a pair of Ginghers and they are absolutely the best I've ever had. Three years of snipping and they are just as sharp as the day I got them. Can't say enough good things about them even though they are a tad pricey.
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    This may sound weird but the best thread snips I have found are the little scissors that you buy for cutting your toenails! They are very sharp and a compact size. I have a few pairs because you can ge them at the dollar store. They even fit in where all my machine feet go so I kow they are always handy! I have seen some decorated ones at Fabricland and such but I figure for a $1 I am not out much when they get dull!! But for the record I have been using the one pair for about a year now!!

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    same thing happened to me with my Martelli rotary cutter. After that I stopped going to that group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    I'm sorry. Maybe they were embarrassed?
    They should be! There is a basket in our guild closet for 'not mine' items to be left there. The person wanted them and kept them.
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    I have used nippers for years....my cheapy one actually fell apart and now I have a Gingher one...super fine point, just love it!

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    I bought my nippers from Havel's and LOVE them. I also bought a seam ripper that is a surgical steel blade that can be replaced when it's dull. I LOVE it too! Can't beat Havel's for the sharp tools!
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    use a kid's pair of fiskars (polka dot handle). i'm going to have to change to nippers that don't have a thumb loop. my thumb went in but didn't want to come out. guess the arthritis is on the move.
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    Already posted once on here, but since then, I thought about the thread nippers being dull, so I sharpened mine with my scissor sharpener! Yah! It worked!
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    Years ago I bought a set from HF, but they no longer carry them. Walmart wanted almost $8.88 for a pair. So at the $ store I found a pair, used for plants, but work fine. I love them. Handy notion to have. DH tried to sharpen them, but no good. Hope you find them. I'd be lost without mine.

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    Mine came from the tool kit I got when I worked in a garment factory in 1974. I learned to keep them in my hand while I sewed for speed. They are still nice and sharp.

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