Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sharp Scissors!

YOWZA! I have been sewing nonstop for about 25 years and I keep buying new scissors when my old ones get dull. Thing is, I keep the old ones too of course! Last weekend while at the show in Ft. Dodge, (which was a great "little" show of about 400 quilts!!!), I decided to get some of my scissors sharpened by one of the visiting vendors. He did an awesome job and YOWZA is all I can say! It's so nice to cut with SHARP scissors!! I was a bit nervous, but it was worth every penny. My friend who helps me vend is not a quilter and she laughed and laughed at me as I tried out each pair to see how they worked! She said I was like a kid with a new toy on Christmas morning, only I was excited about scissors! Tee Hee!

Have you waited too long to get your scissors sharpened?

Gardens Of A King is coming along....I'm almost done! Here's another little peek!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Take care,




  1. Like you, I just keep buying new scissors, but I keep the old ones. I need to follow your lead and get some sharpened!

  2. I'm pretty sure I could use my scissors sharpened too!

  3. As a child I recall a chap with cart wandering along the street ( in Birmingham UK) and folks took him the blades off their push along grass mowers, old secatuers, scissors and knives with bone handles. His huge wheel gadget made the most godawful noise as he sharpened them and sparks flew out. I cant have been very old, certainly no more than 5 but far as I know, they no longer exist these travelling and useful fellows!
    I wish we had opportunities to sharpen scissors and blades like that at shows! Cutting sandpaper doesnt leave you with a clean sharp edge although it does help for a short while..........having said that, I havent done that trick with my fabric scissors!!

  4. I think a lot of us do that! It does make such a difference to have them sharpened. There used to be a gentleman that would come to the fabric shop to sharpen scissors. That hasn't happened in quite a few years.

  5. Good tip with sharpening the scissors- thanks! Looks like Gardens of a King is going to be wonderful - can't wait to see the finish!

  6. It is amazing what a difference that sharpening your scissors can make and so much less expensive than buying a new pair! Your Gardens of a King quilt is looking so amazing and I an eager to see the entire quilt with all the borders!

  7. OOOO! I love that applique block!
    I have some scissors I need sharpened. We had a guy come to our guild but then I forgot to bring my scissors. Maybe he will come again.