I got to try out a new Olfa product recently and I really liked it. These are Olfa’s Precision Applique Scissors and they are 5″ long.
Like other Olfa products, they are beautifully engineered and they just feel great in your hands—doesn’t matter which hand you cut with, either! The symmetrical design works equally well for right-handed folks or lefties (I’m a lefty so I can vouch for that).
My favorite feature is the roomy finger loops. When I reach for these at the machine, there’s no struggle to fit my fingers into the handles. Just grab and snip with the super-sharp blades which are about 1.5″ long when measured from the rivet. Not too short, not too long. Just right.
If you need a good applique scissors, give these a go. They are supposed to accurately cut up to six layers of fabric at a time, but I actually cut eight layers with no problem. I don’t often need to cut multiple layers but it’s sure nice to know I can when I need to.
The Precision Applique Scissors are reasonably priced at $24.99. In case you need to know, these are US Model #:1096876. Visit your local quilt shop and see if they have a pair. I think you’ll like them.
I’ll be happy to share the pair I reviewed with a Quilty Pleasures reader, and I’ll throw in a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 4.
Leave a comment by midnight Thursday, Dec. 8 telling me about your favorite scissors. We’ll announce a winner here on Friday.
The winner is Sharon S., who left comment #3, chosen at random.org. Sharon blogs at desertthreads.blogspot.com.
It was really interesting to hear how many people are using scissors that have been passed down to them from moms, grandmas and even great-grandmas. Who would have guessed that scissors are so sentimental?! Thanks for all of the great comments.