The kind folks at OLFA sent me their latest 5″ Precision Appliqué Scissors to try out and share with my readers. They are also giving away a pair to one of you too. See below for how to enter the give-away.
I’ll admit I was a little skeptical that I’d like these scissors. I already have many pairs and really how many do I need? Well, I tried the scissors a while back and must say they are one of my most favourite pairs now. Here’s what I love about them:
- Light-weight .. I mean really light weight, so that they are very comfortable.
- Large cushy handles that fit nicely in my hand and don’t cause strain when used for long periods .. no more pinched fingers.
- The packaging claims that the scissors can be used to cut through up to six layers of fabric with little effort, and they DO! Without the fabric shifting either.
- The tips of the blades are as sharp as the rest of the blades, so that trimming curves and V’s for appliqué is super easy and accurate.
I don’t have anything negative to say about these scissors. One recommendation would be to make a larger pair with the same qualities. You can read more about the scissors on OLFA’s web site.
Below is the project I was working on when I first tried the scissors. It’s the centre circles for my hearts row for my Robin Rowers partner. I’ll post more photos of that project soon.
I traced a large circle onto one piece of black fabric, layered the five pieces together, stuck them with a pin, and cut out all pieces at one time. I did the same for the white circles…
… and the batting too.
Quick and easy!
Here’s one of the heart flowers that the circles were for:
OLFA is giving away a pair to one of my readers. To enter, leave a comment below telling me what you did this past weekend. Any gardening or quilting?
Winner will be randomly selected Sunday, April 22, 2012. Thanks to OLFA for adding such a great product to my quilting tool box.
Congratulations to #33 Cheryl Hartzog .. check your email for a message from me.