However, it got me thinking about how many pairs of scissors I have, and here's my list:
- Herb snips/strippers - for their intended purpose only
- Wustoff all-purpose shears (cutting chicken and other kitchen stuff)
- Crappy old fiskars shears for anything I won't cut with the Wustoffs
- My old 5" gingher scissors that my husband appropriated for mustache trimming
- One pair cheap shears for cutting loose threads, etc.
- One other cheap pair for gift wrap and tape
- Classic Gingher shears for all the "big stuff" (my very first pair of "quilting" scissors, BTW)
- Gingher 5" "craft scissors" I bought for Hawaiian quilting, because you can cut through 8 layers of fabric with some precision
- Gingher 4" embroidery scissors for my hand sewing kit
- Gingher 4" curved tip embroidery scissors for machine embroidery/sewing
- Fiskars soft-touch Micro-tip clippers (a gift, and my new favorites)
- Olfa 60mm ergo cutter
- Olfa 45mm ergo cutter
- Olfa 45mm standard cutter (my first one!)
- Olfa 28mm standard cutter (a gift when I first started quilting)
- Olfa 18mm standard cutter (purchased for workshop and LOVE IT for small, detailed trimming)
- Old fiskars shears for cutting parchment and freezer paper, patterns, etc.
And isn't it interesting...I don't know about you, but buying GOOD scissors seems like a special event to me. Funny how I can drop $30 on fabric without blinking an eye, but hesitate at a pair of $30 shears.