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Posts Tagged ‘Quilting Scissors’

How Sharp Are Your Quilting Scissors?

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

quilting scissors, quilt show While Kai Scissors are sold in stores, the company enjoys going to a quilt show like Road to California to meet with customers face to face. Jeff Belvill, Director at Kai Scissors, says that they always have an overwhelming response from consumers when they try out in person Kai’s line of scissors, knives, and beauty tools.quilting scissors, quilt show What are Kai’s most popular quilting scissors? Their Professional 7000 series, especially the 7230.quilting scissors, quilt show The 7230 is a 9-inch professional scissor, ideal for thicker, more difficult fabrics. Considered a light weight scissor, it is suited for people with smaller hands and is effective for any project. When at Road’s 2018 quilt show, Jeff offered these tips on how to care for your quilting scissors and keep them sharp for optimum use:

Choose the Right Scissor for the Jobquilting scissors, quilt show

Use your scissors for the function they were designed to do. Fabric scissors should only be used on fabric like paper scissors should only be used for paper.

Sharpen the Blade all the Way to the Tip

Any reputable sharpener can sharpen your scissors safely.

Wipe Scissors Down

Use a microfiber cloth to wipe the blades when you are done with each cutting project. Start from the underside, pinch and pull the cloth across the blade.

Keep the Pivot Working Smoothlyquilting scissors, quilt show

Spray rubbing alcohol in the pivot and wipe away any goo or fibers that might get stuck.

Use a Tip Protector

When not in use, prevents ruining tips from accidental drops on the floor.

Never Run with Scissors

A safety tip that hopefully doesn’t any reminders. To learn more great quilting scissors information, visit the Kai website. Also, you can also listen to Jeff talk  in depth about the History of Scissors on a recent podcast he recorded with YurView: ]]>