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Spotlight on Havel's Sewing: Winners Announced

Sensational fabric scissors are what Havel's Sewing is all about!

Make your fabric dreams come true with our innovative scissors and shears designed to make your sewing, embroidery, quilting, applique and dressmaking projects easier and more manageable.

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Win a 6-piece Havel's Sewing Scissors Set!

 5 1/2" Embroidery and Sewing Scissors with Curved Tip  $18.00 value

Curved tips and fine points are the foremost features in this 5 1/2" Curved Tip Embroidery Scissors. Made from durable Japanese stainless steel, these scissors get you closer to the surface. Double ground edges. Perfect for embroidery, thread painting and any project that needs to cut threads or layers of fabric close to one layer. Comes with safety cap. Comfort grips for beauty and style.

 

 

NEW! 5 1/2" Serrated Straight Tip Embroidery Scissors  $18.95 value

These scissors with fine teeth serration and straight tips will be among your favorites. They cut fabric precisely all the way to the tip, excellent for fine detail cutting. The light serration on one blade grips slippery fabrics and multiple layers for crisp clean edges every time. Use for quilting, patchwork, felting and any time you need perfect little cuts right to the tip of your scissors. Comfort grips with large finger loops add beauty and style, safety cap included.

 

 

 

 

NEW! 5 1/2" Teflon-Coated Serrated Scissors   $16.95

The Teflon coating on these stainless-steel scissors are ideal when you have to cut glued papers, fabrics or adhesive tapes, while the serrated edge holds slippery fabrics for a precise cut. The compact size is ideal for scrapbooking, crafting and patchworking. These scissors have an adjustable pivot screw, and the ergonomic handle is easy on tired and arthritic hands.

 

 

 

NEW! 6 1/2" Teflon-Coated Coated Serrated Scissors   $16.95

The Teflon coating on these stainless-steel scissors are ideal when you have to cut glued papers, fabrics or adhesive tapes, while the serrated edge holds slippery fabrics for a precise cut. Perfect for scrapbooking, crafting and patchworking, these scissors have an adjustable pivot screw, and the ergonomic handle is easy on tired and arthritic hands.

 

 

 

NEW! 7" Serrated Sewing/Quilting Scissors   $21.00 value

Elegant and durable Japanese stainless steel scissors with double-ground edges for silky smooth, precise cutting. Comfort grips add beauty and style. Fine teeth serrations make cutting slippery textures a cinch. For felting, quilting, patchwork and/or slippery fabrics.

 

 

 

8" Sewing/Quilting Scissors   $21.00 value

The 8" Sewing and Quilting Scissors are both elegant and durable. Made with Japanese stainless steel, these comfortable scissors are lightweight and create beautiful, balanced cuts. Great for tailoring, dressmaking and cutting multiple layers. Comes with safety cap in the same purple as those gorgeous comfort handles. Double ground edges provide silky smooth precision cuts.

 

Here's how to enter:

Havel's knows that scissors are serious business to quilters. In the "Comments" section below, jot down:

  • how many pairs you own
  • which pair is your favorite 
  • why it's your favorite

All entries must be posted by midnight (EST) September 30, 2011. One entry per person please! Please note: You must be logged in to Quilters Club of America to leave a comment. If you haven't created an account, it's easy! All you need is a username, password and email address.

And the three lucky winners are:

 

  • breathing 
  • ktooke1334
  • KNorris
  • Congratulations! You'll be receiving an email from us soon to confirm your street address. :)

     


    Comments

    Karla wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 1:52 PM

    I own about 6 pairs of scissors for sewing.  I keep 3 in my quilting room near the quilting frame, and 3 in my sewing room, near my piecing machine.  My favorites are the 5 inch super pointed scissors, as they are also super sharp and are so handy to carry around with me when doing my machine and hand sewing.  I've learned, though, that I shouldn't put them in my pocket.  I think I need some of yours with the safety cap.  I love the purple color, too!

    blascyk@mchsi.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 2:05 PM

    Oh, scissors!  I have 3 good scissors that are 8" that I use just for material and one that I use for paper.  I also have 3 smaller scissors that I have in different spots, one for the ironing board, one for sewing machine, one for the long arm machine. I also have a pinking shears that comes in handy. And I like to use thread snips and I have a couple of those. I can't narrow it down to a favorite scissor because I have so many different uses and different sizes depending on what I use it for.

    Dot D wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 2:29 PM

    I have 8 pairs that I use for sewing.  My favorite are 8" Gingher dress maker's scissors because they are sharp and so easy to use.  I hide them so nobody else will use them for paper cutting.

    ann-michelle wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 2:59 PM

    I have some for paper and some for fabric and do my best to keep them separate..about 6 pair but they are in need of replacing, as some of them are not the best cutters and get stiff and have lost points. I am aware of how important good tools are to make work enjoyable and fell in love with the curved tip of the first pair and the teflon sounds terrific along with the sheaths..a great package, thank-you.

    Stephanie wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 3:38 PM

    I am embarrased to say that I own 15 pair of scissors, four of which are Havels. Is there a such thing as a scissor-aholic? I have been looking at the teflon with the serrated edge and have a new pair of pinking shears on my list as well. The Havels I own are wonderful quality. The blunt tip pelican applique ones are great for trimming close to stitches while keeping your fabric separated. I have the double curved for embroidery and some sharp 3 1/2 inch straight blade as well. I use these the most and keep them beside my machine and carry them around for hand sewing. I had to give up a pair to my hubby to trim his mustache so I could keep him out of my sewing room. How do I pick a favorite when they are all wonderful in their own tasks?

    CEJBLACK wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 3:58 PM

    I have seven pair of scissors.  Two were confiscated by my daughter who is a teacher, for cutting paper, and then cutting shapes after she laminates things.  One is a pair of pinking shears, which I seldom use.  I recently invested in two pair of Ginghers, one 5 1/2 inch that I use constantly and keep by my machine, and one 8" that I keep for fabric cutting.  These two are stored in their respective boxes when not in use, and are kept with my sewing supplies, so they are never "accidentally" used for anything but sewing!

    brat8690@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:02 PM

    I have 9 pair of scissors, counting those used for paper and kitchen shears. I really don't have a favorite.

    WENDYK-2 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:25 PM

    I have three pairs.  One by my sewing machine, one by my cutting table and one in my sewing box!  My favorite pair are my stork scissors that my parents gave me thirty years ago!

    WENDYK-2 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:27 PM

    I have three pairs.  One by my sewing machine, one by my cutting table and my stork scissors in my sewing basket.  My favorite would be my stork scissors that my parents gave me thirty years ago.

    Patty wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:27 PM

    I own ten pair of scissors counting the office pairs and kitchen pairs.  My favorite is my pair for cloth as I use it the most, but I also love my snips that I wear around my neck at the sewing machine.

    bburke wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:28 PM

    I have 8 pair of scissors. My favorite are the tiny cuticle scissors I use to do the final cleanup of thread from finished projects.

    mherath wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:30 PM

    I have seven pair of scissors and several thread snips and my favorite depends on what I'm doing.  I also have a pair of ceramic scissors that were given to me but they don't cut very well.

    tammymf wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:36 PM

    I have half a dozen - My favorite are the left handed fiskars - I have 2 pair and they can cut anything and sharpen up great time after time

    Nancy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:38 PM

    I honestly don't even know how many pairs of scissors I own.  I have 5 pairs by my sewing machine alone, plus the pairs I have stashed all over the house to use for cutting fur clumps off the cats (seriously!), a pair by my laundry area, and all the pairs I keep with my counted cross stitch stuff.  I guess my favorite would be the pair of Gingher shears that my parents bought for me years ago, which are ONLY (under threat of death!) used for cutting fabric.

    So one would probably question why, with all of these scissors, would I need any more?  I think I probably need a set of yours because for years I have heard nothing but excellent things about Havels and I have yet to own a pair!  Plus the bright pink color will alert any unsuspecting scissors-grabbers that these, also, are death-threat worthy and only to be used by me!!!

    peacefulquilting wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:42 PM

    I own 5 pairs of scissors - but can only find 4 of them right now.

    My favorite pair is the 8" lightweight black scissors from Gingher and

    I like them because they're so lightweight!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Kay wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:44 PM

    I have 5 pairs of scissors that I use exclusively for sewing.  About a dozen others that I use for scrapbooking and other uses.

    I find the favorite one for me is the 5" sharp tip I use for the sharp corners when I need to get right to the end.  Also, I use that one for hand applique, couldn't work without it.

    Linda L. wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:46 PM

    I have 4 pairs of scissors. My favorite is my small pair of embroidery scissors. They are so sharp and the point allows me to snip exactly where I want to!

    carolan45 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:50 PM

    I have one good pair for cutting fabric, 1 pair o nippers I used in the sewing factories, and one small pair I use when I crochet to cut thread and cut seams out, these are my favorite.

    carolan45 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:50 PM

    I have one good pair for cutting fabric, 1 pair o nippers I used in the sewing factories, and one small pair I use when I crochet to cut thread and cut seams out, these are my favorite.

    erinanheier wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:50 PM

    I have 6 pairs of scissors in my sewing room, goodness only knows how many more are around the house!  My favorite pair is about 4 inches long, very sharp and with a small point at the top.  But, if I won this prize, I bet I'd have a new favorite!

    Mary wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:58 PM

    I own 7 pairs of scissors.  My favorite is my Gingher scissors.  It is my favorite because it cuts fabric so well!

    Barbara Corry wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:59 PM

    Oh, what a can of worms that question is!  I have a number of scissors.  Probably the one I can't do without is my small gingher scissor.  It sits beside my sewing machine and everyone knows not to touch it.  I have 5 5" scissors for cutting fabric, 2 gingher, 2 fiskar and one Wiss.  I have 3 pinking shears which I seldom use, and one electric Black & Decker that my husband bought me for Christmas one year.I have various sharp embroidery scissors but I don't travel with them anymore.  After I had a really good pair confiscated at the airport, I only take rounded tip, cheap scissors when I fly.  Some of the scissors were my mom's and mother-in-law's,  No one else wanted them.  I have had them sharpened and they work as well as my ginghers.  I am always searching for the perfect scissor.

    cmc3 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:59 PM

    I have 6 pairs. My non-stick Fiskars are my fav!! They cut the best!

    Sharon Decker wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 5:02 PM

    I probably have about 20 pairs of scissors.  I keep misplacing them so I need enough to always have a pair handy.  I probably use my embroidery scissors the most.  You can never have too many pairs of scissors.

    Sharon Decker wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 5:02 PM

    I probably have about 20 pairs of scissors.  I keep misplacing them so I need enough to always have a pair handy.  I probably use my embroidery scissors the most.  You can never have too many pairs of scissors.

    jul wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 5:08 PM

    I have at least 8 pairs of scissors.  Probably only 2 are decent.  This summer I purchase a pair of Havel's 3 1/2 in curved Embr scissors.  I absolutely love them!  They are definitely my most used pair.  I will never use a seam ripper again.  The small curved tip works perfect.  Its so much faster and easier.  I need to get another pair for my travel bag.  Another pair for my english piecing box.  Another pair for my embroidery box.  I just love them!

    Gina C wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 5:12 PM

    In my sewing room alone, not counting scissors I have scattered around the house for other uses, I have at least 6 pairs. . .a left-handed 8" Gingher that my mother gave me for my birthday when I started sewing clothes for my young granddaughters about 15 years ago (my, where has the time gone?).  They are the only pair of left-handed scissors I have ever owned and I love them and keep them protected with their blade cover on and in the box they came in. I also have 3 pairs of small straight-blade scissors, one on my hand-quilting frame for cutting thread, one by my sewing machine which I use mostly for clipping threads, or corners from triangle quilt pieces, and a pair in my embroidery bag I carry with me when I travel.  I also have an 8" pair I use for cutting paper.  And I have a very old small pair in my knitting bag so it is always handy when I knit or crochet and need to cut my yarn or crochet thread.  I'm not familiar with your brand but would love to try them.  I could really use a pair that would make cutting batting easier.  

    Marilyn Wood wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 5:13 PM

    I have about 10 pairs of scissors. My favorite is a 5 inch that is super sharp.  I also love the small ones to keep by my sewing machine.

    sh2730 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 5:15 PM

    I have at least 7 pairs of scissors.  I am always looking for the perfect pair to keep next to my sewing machine for clipping threads, but haven't found one that I really love so far.  The ones for cutting fabric are stored away so that I don't accidentally use them for other things.  My paper scissors are in the desk drawer in the same room as my sewing things, so it is easy to reach for them.

    Jackie Warren wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 5:27 PM

    I probably have 5 or 6 pair of scissors.  I must confess that most are not very good.  So my very favorite are the 5", very sharp scissors.  I use them to clip threads at the sewing machine and also with my embroidery.

    Janers wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 5:30 PM

    If I count kitchen scissors, there must be a dozen pairs of scissors in this house.  I have kids so scissors tend to magically disappear.  I actually have 3 pairs of favorites.  I love my Gingher fabric shears because they are so solid and have such a nice clean cutting edge, I love the CutCo kitchen scissors because they can (and do) cut through absolutely anything, and my favorite embroidery scissors are some that I picked up for $3.99 at the checkout counter of the fabric store.  They were an impulse buy but I love the polka dots on the handle and the fact that they're pointed and sharp.

    Purdue Fan wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 5:30 PM

    Oh boy. Unfortunately, I don't own any really good quality scissors, but I have 4 pairs of scissors total. My favorite are my spring action clipper scissors that I keep by my machine. Nothing fancy but I couldn't live without them!

    MCRider wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 5:32 PM

    Including all the applique, embroidery, and quilting scissors, I have 7.  I love my pinking scissors.  Nothing is worse than having fabric unravel when there's a way to prevent it from happening!

    GheckoAZ wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 5:41 PM

    I'm not sure how many sissors there are in the house. I just bought a pair for sewing but I'm not real happy with them. I am going to invest in a really good set just for sewing and I would like a good pair for clipping threads. I so need to win this giveaway. Thanks

    Sharron Hord wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 5:49 PM

    I have ten or twelve pairs of scissors.  Being left-handed, I am really picky about the feel of the scissors as well as their sharpness and performance for each task.  I have various size scissors stashed throughout my home serving many purposes.  I do hide my very best & favorite scissors from my family.  I guess one of my favorite are my 8" Gingher fabric (only) shears.  You can never have too many scissors.  They are a quilter's & sewer's right arm (my left).

    Donna wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 6:07 PM

    I have 12 pairs.. I have 3 pairs of squeezer.. I like them best because I dont have to put my fingers in them for snipping threads. I also like my 8" ones for cutting larger things.. Oh shoot.. I have all size for each project!   I think I am a scissor-a-holic

    Lisa Marie wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 6:20 PM

    Scissors used for sewing related tasks...probably a dozen pairs (or more).  A couple at the sewing machine, a couple at the quilting machine, a couple on my cutting table, one in my box of hand stitching supplies, etc. etc.  None of them are really great so I keep buying more hoping for that one great pair.  I do like my little tiny ones with the curved blades because they can snip threads really close.  Maybe I need to try Havel scissors to experience using good ones.

    Judy G wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 6:20 PM

    I have about 2 dozen pair of scissors in my house.  About a half dozen of those are used exclusively for sewing, another 3 pair or so are in my livingroom-where I work my other needlecraft projects or hand sewing/quilting, four pair reside in my "take-along" project bags, a couple pair are in my kitchen, there is a pair in each bathroom, a pair in my bedroom and 2 pair are in the garage with the intent of keep my husband away from my sewing scissors.  My favorite pair for sewing are my 8-inch Fiskars, and my favorite pair for thread crafts are my 5 1/2-inch Fiskars Embroidery scissors.

    PaulineR wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 6:27 PM

    I have nine pair of scissors in my sewing room.  My favorite is a small 5" pair with very sharp point.  With these I can cut while sewing, embroidering and in many tight places you can not get a larger pair of scissors.  It would be so nice to have a set of yours.  One can never have too many.  Thanks for the opportunity to enter your contest.

    judyforkner wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 6:41 PM

    I own 6 pairs of scissors.  They are all my favorites when I'm using them.  1 pair is for clipping threads at the sewing machine--small with curved tips to keep me from cutting my fabric.  Those probably get the most use.  I also have small scissors which are good for cutting out intricate patterns, & large scissors for cutting out garment patterns.  And then there are the older scissors which have been demoted to cutting paper.

    Jennsquilts wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 6:44 PM

    I have two pairs of scissors (one of them is pinking shears, does that count as scissors?).  I only use one for all my sewing, and those I inherited from my grandmother 20 years ago. A couple times a year, I drop them off at the nice sharpening fellow's house and I'm good to go.  Just wish the rotary blades lasted as long as these scissors have.

    dsmoore@kmtel.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 6:44 PM

    I have two embroidery scissors one is of-set for cutting threads in the hoop and one is blunt tiped for close triming so you don't accidentlly put a hole in your work. I have one shears for fabric and two for paperand several bandage scissors form my career as a nurse.

    Sandy

    roxieleigh wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 6:47 PM

    I guess I don't have very many compared with some of the others!  I have 2 good ones for sewing, and who knows how many for paper-with 4 children it is always changing.  That is one thing my children know--do NOT use Mom's sewing scissors!!!

    wrightl47@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 6:49 PM

    I have only two pairs of siccors for sewing. But my family knows not to use them on anything but fabric. I would have to say my one pair of Singer shears are my favorite as they cut so well.

    greenmonstr wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 6:50 PM

    I own two pairs of sewing scissors.  One is a large bent scissors, the other is small and pointed.  I really prefer the small scissors.  I can get right down to the surface of the fabric to trim off thread ends and dog ears with precision.

    Victoria5487 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 6:55 PM

    I have about 8 pair of scissors, not including my rotary cutters or electric scissors.  My favorites are my little embroidery scissors, of which I have two pair.  Oh and the curved pair for my embroidery machine.  They are all mounted on a magnetic strip normally used for knives in the kitchen.

    poladydwd wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 7:12 PM

    I have about 5 pair designated strictly for my sewing. Since I am relatively new to quilting, I am not familiar with the best types of scissors to have on hand. I do know that you keep paper and fabric scissors separate so that they stay sharp. I really could use some of your good-looking scissors in my sewing room.

    SUEL-8 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 7:13 PM

    I'm not sure that I can count how many pairs I have. Let's give it a try....2 pairs of Kai, my dressmaker sheers are by far my favorite because they are sharp - cut like butter! The other pair is a slanted tip tiny pair for getting underneath tight stitches for embroidery. I have a pair of thread snips, 3 pairs of Gingher small scissors, but the tips seem to go dull quickly.  2 pairs of 5" Ginghers that I use for draping and at the ironing board. 1 pair of Gingher 8" that has a dull spot that I can't seem to get out, so those I use for batting, thinsilate and such. Several pairs of utility shears, 3 pairs of  the squeezie kind, the big ones have that dull spot, but the small titanium blade ones are fabulous! This is only the ones in my sewing room and does not count the endless # that are for paper, hair, kitchen duty, etc.  I do not, however, own a pair of Havel's.  Not sure they sell them here in Hawaii.  I'll be looking for them.....love- love- love scissors. gotta have a sharp pair wherever  I am!

    Sewlove2create wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 7:18 PM

    Let's see, I have one pair of pinking shears, 3 pairs dressmakers scissors all different brands. 4 pairs of about 4" scissors to clip threads, one pair curved snips for machine embroidery, 2 pair applique scissors, 1 pair of rag quilt clippers, 2 pair crafting scissors. And that doesn't count all the decorative scissor I have for paper work, LOL. I don't really have a favorite, because it depends on what I'm working on, each has it's own niche.

    MNnancy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 8:02 PM

    Scissors are like reading glasses - I always want a pair within my reach no matter where I am in the house.  I have many, many scissors of all different price categories.  Right now my favorite is my Gingher 4" classic embroidery scissors.  I don't embroider, but they are very handy to have next to me at the sewing machine to cut thread.

    Rita wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 8:23 PM

    I have about 15 pair of scissors.There is no machine in my room that doesn't have it's own pair of scissors for that machne.My favorite is the Fiskars soft touch 4" it's next to my chair for any sewing project and works so nice.

    Jane-PTC wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 8:31 PM

    I have at least 10 pairs of scissors with my sewing stuff.  I have a pair of Gingher pinking and regular shears that I have used for 35 years.  They are kept in their original box in my sewing cabinet.  I also have a pair of Singer shears that I take to classes.  I had some Gingher thread clippers that I loved but lost in a class.  My sister-in-law gave me a pair of Gingher curved blade embroidary scissors for Christmas several years ago.  They are probably my favorite scissors.  I also have paper scissors, heavy duty scissors (for wire, etc.), applique scissors and spring action scissors (for hand problems).  I am still looking for the perfect scissors for unsewing and for detail applique cutting.  I was introduced to your site through Quilty and have my Amazon wish list linked to several pairs on your site along with the thread snips that hang around your neck.  (I hope to have them all by Christmas.)

    KayHenningson wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 8:34 PM

    I am kind of a sissors fanatic. I never could find a pair when I was growing up, so I have them all over my house to make up for it now. I have about three pair in my kitchen and at least one pair in every other room in my home. I have special sissors for cutting material (ginger and fiskers), cutting paper, etc. I have three pair on lanyards to hang around my neck to clip threads as I sew or quilt.  I have not yet tried Havel sissors and am really looking forward to owning a pari.

    Tracy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 8:38 PM

    I have 8 pair, 3 for paper, 5 for sewing. Probably the one most often at my finger tips would be my 3 1/2" to use for clipping threads, embroidery, small snips here and there!

    sbrown4070 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 8:43 PM

    I have 25 pairs of scissors in my sewing room.  Each and every one is my favorite and are used for a certain job.  I guess my favorite would be a Gingher 4 inch that I use for cutting around embroidery or for clipping edges etc.  I have a thing for scissors because my mother always had her sewing scissors in a special place in her machine, so as I started sewing I knew that you  had to keep your scissors away from paper etc.  When I started college I had a box with scissors and things I might need and no one was allowed to get in my special box.  Scissors are an important part of my sewing room.

    pinkroses29 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 8:43 PM

    I own 2 pair of scissors that I use for fabric.  My Fiskars are duller than a hoe.  The Ginghers (favorites) are still pretty good.  I found them unused after my mother passed in 1996.  I just started using them about a year and half ago.  They are plastic (might be teflon) with metal blades and are lightweight.  I like that they are light.  I have other small scissors that are real cheapies and need to be tossed but they still cut a thread now and then and I keep them with my hand work. I am not familiar with Havel's scissors but I do look forward to trying them out.

    Donna wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 8:44 PM

    I, too, am embarrassed with how many I have.  At least 2 dozen.  I love scissors and I am always looking for the perfect pair to stash with each of my projects.   I especially love the scissors with covers for the tips.   I always have a pair at my sewing machine and on the ironing board.  My favorite pair is the leather covered small pair of ginghers.

    pinkroses29 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 8:45 PM

    I own 2 pair of scissors that I use for fabric.  My Fiskars are duller than a hoe.  The Ginghers (favorites) are still pretty good.  I found them unused after my mother passed in 1996.  I just started using them about a year and half ago.  They are plastic (might be teflon) with metal blades and are lightweight.  I like that they are light.  I have other small scissors that are real cheapies and need to be tossed but they still cut a thread now and then and I keep them with my hand work. I am not familiar with Havel's scissors but I do look forward to trying them out.

    PKT wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 8:48 PM

    I own about seven pairs of scissors.  My favorite pair to use  are the 7"  Havel Fabric Scisscors I bought this year at the International Quilt Feastival.  I almost didn't buy them because my dealer usually gives scissors as a gift and I own a pair of Gingers that I would swear by, but they didn't do very well cutting satins for my doll clothes and heirloom clothes.  I tried them and had to buy them, I like them because I have small hands and I can control them better.  I also love your snips and your seam rippers.

    noname wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 8:59 PM

    I have 9 pair of sissors.  My favorite ones are the ones that aren't hidden from everyone.  They are my favorite because they keep everyone away from all my good ones......lol

    Susan wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 8:59 PM

    I have 2 good 8" pair of scissors and 1 pair of pinking shears for sewing. I have about 6 pair of 8 inch scissors for paper, kitchen, crafts, etc. I have four small decorative edge scissors for paper crafts. I like my sewing and kitchen shears the best as they are the ones I use the most.

    Ally wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 9:05 PM

    Have about 4 pair of scissors, love my havel embroidery and applique scissors.

    Kathy M. Boice wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 9:15 PM

    I have 5 really good fabric scissors, several small scissors for crochet, Xstitch, sewing machine clipping threads, too many to count. I have several curved end scissors for my embroidery machine, pinking shears, rag scissors, lots of decorative paper scissors, three pair in my kitchen, and others. I have Fiskars for working with kids and me too, Ginger, and one old pair of Wiss. I guess my fav is a Fiskars razor edge.

    Shirley Burnham wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 9:31 PM

    I have about 8 pairs of sissors.  My favorite are my 8" dressmakers and my 5" with the very sharp point for getting into tight places.  How many times it seems like whenever your looking for a pair of sissors you can't find them - it's bad as I only have myself to blame for misplacing them.

    Carole wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 9:32 PM

    I have 12 pair of scissors.  My absolute favorite are my fiskars spring-loaded blunt tip scissors.  The blades on them are about 3 or 4 inches long. They are very sharp, but I can even keep them in my pocket with no problem because of the blunt tip.  They also lock closed.  My biggest problem is I can't find them anywhere and I'd love to have another pair.  

    QUILTER OVERWHELMED wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 9:50 PM

    I have too many to count, but for sewing/quilting, I have probably 5 pair of different types.  My new favorite is the Havel's 7 inch serrated scissor I just received in my goody bag at the Bernina VIP Retreat.  It's my favorite because of the serrated edges which cut wonderfully.

    Mary wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 9:56 PM

    re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing

    I own 7 pairs of scissors.  The one I really like is my Ginghors.  I use this for cutting fabric and it works so well.  I love it!

    Sueluvs2sew wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 10:05 PM

    How many scissors do I have - too many to count!  But how many do I actually use is the question and that all depends on the project I am working on and how many actually work or how sharp they are.  For sewing, I basically have about five I use from small clippers to long.  Then, I have scissors devoted only for paper, the garage, travel, food, etc. But my favorite pair is a pair of Gingher 8" dressmakers with serrated edges as they allow me to grip the fabric as I cut.  

    ChrisH wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 10:07 PM

    I have at least 9 pairs for different sewing tasks and 2 pairs for paper that belong in my sewing room.  I have a pair of Singer dressmaker pair that I have had for approx. 30 years (a Christmas present from my husband).  I have only had this pair sharpened once in all those years and they have seen alot of fabric and they just keep on cutting a very sharp and clean cut.

    Karen Adddleman wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 10:13 PM

    I have at least 5 pairs for just sewing and then there must be about 10 other pairs in the house.  My favorite would have to be my Gingher applique scissors.  I use them for sew many reasons.

    katequilts@bresnan.net wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 10:31 PM

    I have approximately a dozen pairs of scissors in my sewing room and I've used them all for various projects.  My absolute favorite is a pair is from Kershaw.  I love them the most because they're a great size for my small hand, they're agile enough to get in & out of tight corners and after using them for over 12 years they still remain sharp.  

    Carol Ann Burgermeister wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 10:41 PM

    If I counted every type of scissor I have in inventory it would probably be around a dozen (snippies, really sharp large blade, paper, cuts through 8 layers, applique, etc.).  My favorite while sewing is the small spring loaded snippies which allows one to cut threads without having to insert your fingers into the handle "holes", which is very time consuming.

    carol395@strato.net

    Barb Henderson wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 10:43 PM

    I don't have nearly enough.  I have a bakers dozen.... one for the kitchen, the sewing room, the laundry room, my traveling sewing kit, my cross stitch, my crochet, my quilting, my percision scissors for my decoupage, and 5 pairs for my scrap booking.  The percision scissors by "Westcott" are my favorite.  They are and have been continuously razor sharp and do a great job with the small details. Besides they are small and easy to work with my arthritic hands..

    Maureen Mate wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 10:48 PM

    I think I have 8 or 9 pair of scissors. I don't have a favourite because I like the one that suits my purpose. Some need to be sharpened, so I really should get on that.

    swalker287 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 10:50 PM

    I currently have over a dozen pairs of scissors, with several being for specific uses: paper only, embroidery, thread snips, pinking shears, etc.  My favorite has to be a toss-up between a pair from Bernina and a pair from Gingher.  I'm presently thinking that I desperately need a small pair of scissors with serrated blades.

    Nancy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 11:02 PM

    I have 6 pair of scissors. My favorites are my 8" dressmaker shears,my 5"nippers, and my kitchen shears, which I use ALL the time!

    Alice Wilson wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 11:07 PM

    I have 8 pair of scissors.  My favorite is the curved embroidery scissor that makes it so easy to get to threads on embroidery or sewing machine.

    Cheri wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 11:14 PM

    I don't own a pair of Havel's sorry to say but I own over 20 pair between what I have bought for myself and one's that have been passed down from Great Grandmother, Grandmother, and Mother in the last 10 years all being Singer. That is all the quilter's in my family have owned. I can't help but wonder if Havel's would be better. Would they be ones I could pass down to my quilting daughters...

    blocke849 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 11:14 PM

    I have 6 pairs of scissors.  My favorites are my 8" dressmaker shears and my curved embroider scissors.

    bjones155@austin.rr.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 11:15 PM

    Without going all over the house to count, I can think of at least 12 pair of scissors---some just for paper (one in the kitchen, one in the office), kitchen shears, pinking shears, applique scissors, embroidery scissors, sewing scissors, to name a few.  Picking a favorite is nearly impossible since it depends on the specific use at the time.  One thing I'm sure of is the quality of the end result is only as good as the quality of the tool one uses.

    Wendy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 11:53 PM

    I have 4 pair of 8" dress maker scissors ( I used to be a seamstress) 2 pair of thread snips, and two pair of 4" scissors, and one pair of pinking shears. My favorite are my 8" Ginghers.

    Granchris wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 12:21 AM

    I have at least 10 pairs of scissors in my sewing room. Honestly maybe more, I'm always looking for the perfect pair since I have very bad arthitis. Maybe yours are the perfect ones.

    Mz M wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 12:28 AM

    I have 5 pair of embroidery scissors and 2 pair fabric scissors. I use one embroidery scissors all the time and a rotary cutter for most of my other work but when I use scissors it will be the Gingher 8". The other pair of fabric scissors is for cutting heavier fabrics. All of my embroidery scissors are dull, too loose and wobble or I just don't like them with the exception of one pair and it is my favorite pair. I make cards and scrapbook so there is another whole set of scissors for paper!

    Marsewfly wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 1:36 AM

    I own at least 12 pairs of scissors.  My favorite would probably be a pair of 6 inch Gingher schears that I use in sewing for my dolls.  They are very good for cutting out small pieces.  I also use a pair of embroidery scissors with large handles a lot.  My favorite would reallly depend on what I'm doing.

    Barbara Downing wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 4:29 AM

    I have six good pair of scissors.  My favorite scissors are my small embroidery scissors.  They are my favorite because I can get in close to snip those small threads on a quilt or machine embroidery.

    Andrea wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 6:12 AM

    I have about 8 pairs of scissors - my favorite is my Fiskars orange handled ones.  They feel light and comfortable in my hand.  Also love a little pair of stork embroidery scissors that I have had for years.  

    Darlene wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 6:35 AM

    I only have two pairs of scissors. One for my machine embroidery and one for cutting fabric. My dad keeps trying to steal my fabric scissors. I could really use the six piece set. I can't afford to by the good scissors and have difficulty using the ones that I have. My favorite scissors are my embroidery scissoers becuase I can use them to cut out my hand embroidery and applique as well. Please pick me for the contest winner. THanks for considering me. Have a good day!

    Sheila wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 7:32 AM

    I have nine pairs of scissors.  Three of which can be used for anything, these are the ones my husband  is free to use.  I have one pair I  use for hand quilting, a couple that are for hand quilting, two for embroidery and last but not least two 8 inch ones for sewing and quilting.  A good pair of scissors is so important to any sewing project.

    Cassie22 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 7:34 AM

    I own 2 pairs of scissors for sewing.  I use one pair for thread cutting and other non-fabric cutting and the other pair, some Ginghers that were my great-grandmother's, are only for cutting fabric.  The ginghers are my favorite, partly because they were from my great-grandmother, who was a quilter, and partly because they just cut really well!

    Jessi wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 7:35 AM

    I have a few different pairs...

    I have my razor sharp stainless-steel ones that I use for most fabric cutting.

    I have my lil' itty- bitty snips that I keep close at hand and use the most.

    And I have my monster pinking shears that were my great-great-grandmothers- they are my favorites! They are about 60 years old and weigh probably a pound! LOL. They are my favorite basically because of the sentimental ties!

    jnaatz@rocketmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 7:53 AM

    I really have no idea how many scissors I have. But I do know that my favorite is the one I can find when I need it. By my sewing machine I like a smaller pair. I don't have a lot of use for the dressmaker size which is a Gingherr, but it is really nice. I have most of the more common brand names, Fiskars, Wescott, etc. I leave them scattered around my studio so one is handy at a moments notice - so you know there's no such thing as having too many!!

    jnaatz@rocketmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 7:53 AM

    I really have no idea how many scissors I have. But I do know that my favorite is the one I can find when I need it. By my sewing machine I like a smaller pair. I don't have a lot of use for the dressmaker size which is a Gingherr, but it is really nice. I have most of the more common brand names, Fiskars, Wescott, etc. I leave them scattered around my studio so one is handy at a moments notice - so you know there's no such thing as having too many!!

    mlfendley wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 8:07 AM

    Scissors have been a love of mine for more years than I want to remember.  I own many pair of scissors, but only about six good ones.  My gingher shears are my favorite because I can always count on them to be sharp from hinge to tip.  I would love the opportunity to try Havel scissors and add them to my collection for daily use.  My family knows not to use my "good" scissors for their general cutting.  They only use the ones from the dollar store.  Those are what I consider paper scissors.  They don't count when you count scissors in my sewing room.

    goody061 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 8:15 AM

    I have 5 pairs of scissors, 3 of them are kept in my sewing room.  My favorite pair are 4" long with a curved pointed end.  I like them because I can cut close to the fabric without cutting other stitches!

    JoyceLM wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 8:27 AM

    I have 3 pairs of sewing scissors plus a pair of Fiskars snips that I use to cut threads at my machine.  Since I started using the snips I've never accidently cut my fabric while cutting threads, so these have to be my favorites.  But I do love my heavy Gingher scissors that I keep hidden in a drawer so they never get used for paper.  I have at least 4 additional pairs of scissors in 4 different rooms of the house so that there should always be a pair of paper-cutting scissors available -- my desperate attempt to keep my fabric scissors safe.  Thanks for the giveaway.

    kaitlinsmom wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 8:29 AM

    I have four pair of scissors.  One at my machine, one on my cutting table, and 2 paid of little thread snippers laying around. My favorite pair?  probably the little 5 inch at my sewing table.

    sewnseabee wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 8:52 AM

    I have at least a dozen pairs of scissors, from pinking shears (2 pair), embroidary, heavy duty, little sissors, snippers. I have some I keep in my sewing bag to take to classes, and some are in my sewing room. My fav is the little pair of "bird" sissors, that are always right next to the sewing machine, they are great to clip just about anything! I would love to try the 5 1/2" serrated embroider sissors - they sound GREAT!

    Charlie wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 9:04 AM

    I have at least 8 pairs of scissors, they are all Fiskers brand. I hadn't heard of Havel until I became a member of QCA. I would love a pair of the curved style. Didn't know about that type before either, and I have been quilting, embroidering and crocheting for years. Those little curved ones would have been great in my thread crocheting.

    ebeckee wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 9:16 AM

    I have 1 pair of dressmaking shears, 1 pair of little ginhgers, 1 pair of gingher applique scissors and various other misc scissors.  Have no experience with Havels brand but sure wouldn't mind trying them out.

    ks1222 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 9:22 AM

    I have 6 pairs of scissors my favorite being my Gingher because it stays sharp so long and when needed they are easily sharpened.  

    Bandmama wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 9:23 AM

    I own 6 pairs of scissors not counting my rotary cutting blades.  My favorites are my super sharp cutting scissors that were given to me as a gift by my grandmother about 28 years ago.  They have never touched paper and are still beautiful and sharp.  I also love my little slanted embroidery scissors because I use them most.

    Carol wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 9:46 AM

    Including the household scissors, I have 32 pairs.  I have two pair for each machine and keep scissors on hand for grandchildren.  I really have two favorites, but since you only asked for one....  Ihave a pair of little scissors, three inch,  that are just great.  They are very sharp after much use and in a pinch they will do everything.  They cut threads, rip seams, get out splinters, cut fabric and can be a little screw driver.  I try not to mistreat them, buT sook handy!

    ameswf wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 9:51 AM

    I own 19 pairs of scissors for sewing, quilting and embroidery.  There are another 10 pair for paper and grooming needs around the house.  I love my "little monster" scissors that are only 3 inches long with giant finger holes, because they are so unique.  My favorite scissors are my Gingher 7 and 8 inch shears.  They are beautiful and hold up to any fabric task.  I also use my thread snips constantly and am on my second pair of them.  Would love to replace some of my lower end tools with the Havel's, which I have never seen locally.  Thanks.

    Nancy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 9:58 AM

    LIke most of us, I have too many sissors (as fabric...)  I counted 12 pairs I use for fabric or threads and 4 pairs for paper or other material just in my sewing room.   My favorite pair is a 5-1/2"very sharp point applique sissors that a dear friend recently gave me after I borrowed them and raved about how great they were - nice heavy feel and the point is soo sharp.  

    Jackie G-R wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 10:04 AM

    how many pairs you own:  8

    which pair is your favorite:  Fiskers spring release clippers (for cutting fringe on rag quilts)

    why it's your favorite:  I like the spring release.  The point of the clippers are very sharp.  Sometimes I use them instead of a seam ripper.

    Jackie G-R

    Ellicott City, MD

    Linda E in AZ wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 10:05 AM

    I have 19 pairs of scissors that I use for various purposes.  My favorite hand scissors are a very old pair of German steel that came with a dissection kit many years ago - they have a very narrow and sharp point but, sadly, no longer cut very well.

    amarends@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 10:09 AM

    I've never counted my pairs of scissors.  I just know that I need to have a pair for every job and each pair has its own personality and history. I recently set my daughter up with a sewing machine and her own sewing supplies so that I could sew at her house. I now  enjoy visiting my old scissors friends when I'm working there.

    lakebum wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 10:18 AM

    I have three favorite - one is always by my side - I am left-handed so I appreciate those scissors that fit and work well in my hand --can never have too many pairs.

    1ripper wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 10:19 AM

    I blush to say I own 6 pairs of scissors.  Two long ones -  one for cutting just about anything and one saved for material.  Four short ones -  one with a curved tip sits next to the sewing machine, one on my cutting table, one next to my TV seat, and one in my yarn bag.  

    smiggv@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 10:25 AM

    I have 7 scissors that I use for various projects (paper and fabric scissor don't mix!) My favorite are a small pair I use for clipping embroidery threads. They are very sharp and pointed, allowing me to get in close to the project, so I don't leave any tails. I really like that these Havel's have covers. What a great idea!

    Steph wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 10:37 AM

    I have 12 pairs of scissors that I use just for sewing, embroidery, needlework, and of course, quilting.  I've acquired so many over the years because my hands have changed!  Ergonomically, scissors have to be comfortable and supportive--and some of my 12 no longer are.  My favorite go-to scissor are Gingher dressmakers because they fit my fingers and are really sharp.  But they are a tad heavy.  Still looking for the "perfect" scissor for my current hands!

    Carmen Wyant wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 11:26 AM

    I own about 6 pairs of regular scissors. Mundial shears for cutting linen when I was teaching & designing needlework. Fiskars shears & pinking shears for other fabric. However I am on the lookout for new pinking shears as these pinch your hand when you use them. I just bought 2 pairs of Karen Kay Buckley's serrated scissors (a lg & sm). Then there are my embroidery scissors-which are too numerous to count-those are gingher & Tres Claveles-at least 6 or 7 pairs of each, all with fobs attached. Oh, and one pair of small Cutter Bee's that I have been using for applique. I think that is all. Or it should be-LOL!

    Joan wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 11:41 AM

    I own 5 scissors one of which is for paper only.  My very favorite is a 4" embroidery scissors by Gingher.  It is  (and stays!) very sharp, has a nice point for close snips, is small enough to carry with my hand sewing projects, and is very handy next to my quilt piecing machine.  I must hide this pair from husband who likes to use this favorite to trim his beard and mustache!  I have never seen the Havel line ( I live in a very remote area in Northern Michigan) but would very much like to experience this product.

    Lisa wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 11:44 AM

    I own about a dozen quilting scissors.  These are supposed to be off limits to the boys so they stay nice.  my favorite would have to be my 8 1/2" Fons and Porter scissors because they cut so nicely.  I do hide these so they don't get used for school projects.

    Gail wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 11:50 AM

    Hmmm...I guess I own about 9 pairs of scissors...2 fairly cheap ones for paper use,2 very sharp pointed for hand embroidery,a kind of pelican pointed pair for machine embroidery,2 little snips for cutting stray threads,a large Fiskars for cutting material,an old pair of pinking shears.Wow..I hadnt really counted them all up before;)

    djfrainbow wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 11:53 AM

    I have way too many because I either lose them, misplace them or just can't find them.  I have one pair of Fiscars at my sewing machine that won't go away because they have a nick in them, but otherwise cut great.  I have a pair of Gingher's my son bought for me and I put them in a safe place, so can never find them when I need them.  I have 2 pair of pinking shears and about 15 pair of embroidery scissors.  My favorite pair though is from Cutco.  They come apart.  Will cut thru a penny and still cut cotton, wool and flannel.  They won't cut sheer fabrics, though.  And you can take them apart and wash them and they haven't rusted in 40 years.

    Jean wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 12:01 PM

    I have scissors for embroidery, snips, 2 small very sharp Fiscars scissors for any precision work, Fiscars for cutting fabric, pinking shears, and a lot more.  I even have a shoebox with old scissors that my husband found at auctions. But, win or lose this contest, I will soon have a Havel's embroidery scissors with the curved tip.  These are about 2 inches longer that my current ones, and will make ciipping those jump stitches on emb designs so much easier.  

    Alyce1949 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 12:29 PM

    I have 9 pairs of scissors around the house -  2 pair for little children, 4 for cutting paper, flowers, etc., 1 for cross stitch, 1 pinking shears, and 2 by my sewing machine.  My favorite is a pair of Gingher shears I  received from my brother for Christmas about 20 years ago. It is strictly for fabric only and has stayed sharp all these years.  

    shelacall wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 12:40 PM

    I have 4 regular scissors, 2 pinking shears, 1 for paper, 2 for embroidery.  My favorite is the  8 inch Gingher shears I bought about 20 yrs ago.  They stay sharp and never give me any back talk!

    pbjones80 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 12:50 PM

    I no longer have any really good scissors for sewing.  I recently found my granddaugter using the pair I thought I had hidden.  They were Fiskars about 7 inches.  I would really love to win your so that I could try them out.

    isaysew wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 1:06 PM

    I own 4 pair of Havel's scissors and 6 pair of Gingers.  They are all for different things (pinking, fabric cutting, hand embroidery, etc) - heaven forbid if anyone in the household ever uses them for something other than their assigned task!!! The ones I like best and use most are the Havel's  6" "Ultimate" Machine Embroidery Scissors - I do a LOT of machine embroidery and these are absolutely the best!

    mzhorsey wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 1:06 PM

    i have about 20 pairs of scissors, but some of them are scrapbooking scissors. my favorite pair is a little pair of stork scissors. My mother and grandmother both had a pair so of course i had to havew a pair as well.

    Spelleti wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 1:41 PM

    I think scissors are my second favorite obsession after fabric.  Between scrapbooking scissors, small sewing box scissors, a wonderful spring-loaded scissors for fringing flannel quilts and two disappointing larger sewing scissors, and two pairs of kitchen shears, I probably have over twenty!    I love my little gingher scissors, but have not yet found a large favorite.  Perhaps I should try the 8" Havel's?

    marlou wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 1:44 PM

    I have about 10 or so...  good, bad, and really ugly!!!  The one I used most is a 4 1/2 in. applique scissor. Would love to add to my collection and get rid of the "really ugly"!

    gini wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 1:46 PM

    i have three large scissors i use for fabric, 2 large pair i use for wool a couple of paper scissors three pairs of  4-5 inch scissors for fabric, one at home and one for each machine.  then i have 6 pairs of small scissors, i'm still looking for the perfect applique scissors.   on pair of scissors for applique and cutwork with the big bird beak.  ginghers are my favorite, and i have them in several sizes.   i love them because they don't dull easily

    Teri99 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 2:39 PM

    I think I own about 8 pairs of scissors...9 if you count my paper scissors.  Of them all I like small serrated ones best for cutting out small applique pieces.  But really, it depends on the job I'm doing which pair I prefer.

    luvdafroggy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 3:20 PM

    I own roughly 10ish pairs of scissors, ranging from super sharp ONLY to be used on fabric to "Wow; do these still cut anything anymore?"  I must admit that my favorites aren't even sewing scissors...they're my hair scissors!  These babies have been my right hand (literally) for the past decade.  Having said that, I'm more than ready for a really nice set of sewing scissors.  Thanks, Havel!

    Laura Riley wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 3:45 PM

    I have seven pairs of scissors.  I have two 8" sewing scissors (I inherited one pair from a room mate over thirty years ago before I got married), two scissors for cutting paper, two 4-5" scissors that I use for my scrapbooking hobby, and one Micro-Tip Easy Action Scissors from Fiskars.  I love the Easy Action Scissors as it is very sharp and very easy on the hands to use.

    Kathy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 4:13 PM

    I have 5 pair of scissors.

    The most recent pair I purchased are my favorite, the Micro-Tip Comfort Grip by Fiskars.

    I like them mostly because they are easy to pick up and snip threads and material while at my sewing machine.  They are more ergonomically designed for arthritic hands and being a bright color helps find them in all the folds of the fabric.  They have big earlike handle and small blades.

    jesuchanek wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 4:35 PM

    I have 5 pairs of scissors and my small embroidery scissors is my favorite.

    jaalex wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 4:44 PM

    I own a dozen pair of scissors and my favorite are 4 inch snub nosed because they are so versatile to use, clipping threads or for short cuts on fabric! They are also easy to wear on a lanyard!

    carlsk wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 4:51 PM

    I have about 18 pair of scissors for sewing/quilting/embroidery. Some are ooolllddd - over 40 years old - that I got when I first started sewing after we got married, and some are new - less than three years - when I started embroidering. I also have a half dozen kitchen scissors and lots of fancy scissors for paper cutting. Probably the scissors I use most are the curved embroidery scissors - both for embroidery and cutting the threads when piecing. I would love to have a complete set of one brand.

    LindKay wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 6:52 PM

    I have too many scissors to count.  I have a sewing area on the main floor that I have almost a complete set of Wiss, plus I have Mom's now too. I use the 8" and 5" shears and 3"snips the most.  I do a lot of hand sewing in the family room and use three different embroidery and small snip depending on the project.  In the basement I have a creative stamping area with several decorative scissors.  I have a quilting studio with Gingher for material and Fiskars for batting and stablizers.  But my favorite are the little golden Stork embroidery scissors from my Grandma.

    carol collins wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 7:26 PM

    I have about 15 pairs of little because I collect them.  1 pr. pinking shears and 2 of good scissors. I would be happy to collect these. thanks carol

    carol collins wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 7:26 PM

    I have about 15 pairs of little because I collect them.  1 pr. pinking shears and 2 of good scissors. I would be happy to collect these. thanks carol

    PATRICIAD-16 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 7:38 PM

    I have at least 20 pairs of scissors. I keep them in my class box for quilting, my class box for embroidery, and at both machines! My favorite is my small spring loaded Fiskars.

    Sue wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 8:16 PM

    I don't think I can honestly say how many pairs of scissors i have right now- I keep finding ones I've forgotten about and losing others! I can say, though that I love all of my scissors, at least the ones I use for sewing- if I don't love them, they get sent to the junk drawer!

    new quilter wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 8:21 PM

    I hate to admit it, but I have only 1 pair of scissors.  I have had it for over 15 years and use it for everything from cutting material to snipping rag quilts.  I get it professionly sharpened every 2 years which keeps them sharp.  Maybe it's time to expand.............

    Judy Danz wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 8:40 PM

    I LOVE scissors and at last count, I have somewhere in the neighboorhood of 30+ pair. I totally believe in having the right pair of scissors for the job, therefore I don't really have one pair of favorite scissors. I love my Gingher embroidery scissors for hand applique. Then for piecing, I have a pair of Heritage snips that attach to a holder I wear around my neck. I would love to add a pair of Havel's to my collection. The 8" sewing and quilting scissors would be perfect! Thank you Havel for a great giveaway.

    dellam wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 8:42 PM

    Until I read the comments already filed, I assumed I was the only person in the world who owned more that 20 pairs of scissors. My husband and children shake their heads in wonder when I can produce a pair in no more than 10 seconds from a request anywhere in the house....or the cabin...or on a trip. They come in all sizes, handle shapes, manufacturers, and purposes. My favorites are the large handled shears I got at a Betty Cotton demonstration on my only trip to the Paducah quilt show. They have short and sharp blades that cut applique shapes precisely.

    Ann Lee wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 9:17 PM

    I would have to spend some time counting but I would guess more than 40 counting kitchen, general purpose, bandage scissors besides 6 styles of Gingher, pinking shears, several styles of small sharp pointed scissors, thread nips and a collection of recycled "disposable" scissors from suture sets.  It's hard to name a favorite because my favorite for the moment depends on what I am cutting.

    bjkaup@huntel.net wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 9:47 PM

    I own more than 10 pairs of scissors not counting my pinking shears and scallop shears. My favorite is either a pair made by Wiss picked out by my mother and given to me many years ago as a Christmas gift by my brother, or a newer pair made by Gingher given to me by my daughter, or perhaps a small pair of sharp little snips by Fiscar or my most recent buy, a pair of cushion handle Mundial shears. I guess you could say I have an eclectic collection and depending on what I am doing, each one could be my favorite of the moment!

    MåMå wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 10:32 PM

    Couldn't live without scissors!  Two or three are in every room in my house - even have my Mom's old pinking shears displayed in a wall arrangement!  My favorite sewing scissors of my 8" shears - handy for almost everything I do in the sewing room.

    SummerBreeze wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 11:05 PM

    I have about 6 pair total, but only 3 are for sewing/quilting.  I have one small pair, and 2 larger - one sharper for cutting - much needed for making doll clothes for the grand kiddies.  I can't say I have a favorite pair of scissors yet.  Maybe if I am a lucky winner of this 6 piece Harvel set I would be able to say I found a favorite!

    Carol Sawchyn wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 11:07 PM

    I have 5 pairs of scissors.  My favorite is a small pair of Westcott titanium because they have an attachment that hangs around my neck so I can always find them.  I don't have a good set of scissors so I would love to win this lovely set.

    Katwen wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 2 September 2011, 11:15 PM

    I think I have 12 pairs - no, maybe 13.  Or 14. Three are for paper, 1 kitchen shears, a pinking, & the rest are for sewing. My favorite depends on what I'm doing!  Right now it's my 9" Fiskars, because they're great for cutting heavy fabric, which is what I'm cutting now. Also always love my little Havel curved thread snips

    ohioquilter wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 3 September 2011, 6:49 AM

    You can't have too many scissors, I have them everywhere!  However, I do like the idea of having a tip cover on the little nipping scissors so I don't have to worry about sticking myself anymore!  I think I will get a pair of those!

    WANDAJ-4 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 3 September 2011, 8:01 AM

    I have at least 10 pair of scissors, but my favorite is a buttonhole scissor that belonged to my Grandmother Craycraft.  She was born in 1866 and received them before she married in 1885.  They still work and I use them.

    yessanth wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 3 September 2011, 8:35 AM

    I own 11 pairs of scissors that are exclusive to my sewing room.  My favorite of the moment is my duckbilled applique scissors that are priceless when it comes to close work with intricate appliques.  I recently tried the curved edge scissors and will be hunting for the opportunity to determine its best purpose for my textile therapy.  

    Sammi357 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 3 September 2011, 9:47 AM

    4 shears and some smaller snips, plus one pair of shears and snips in the traveling tote that goes to quilting night.  The one I use the most is the Fiskars with the spring action, due to having some hand problems.  I have tried several brands, but not the Havel's.  I LOVE the color!

    akosmowski wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 3 September 2011, 10:23 AM

    I have five pairs of scissors, not counting my pocketknives' blades.  I prefer my embroidery scissors because they allow me to cut dog-ears and also loose threads.

    ronnie17 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 3 September 2011, 10:56 AM

    I use 6 scissors for cutting fabric, 4 from hand sewing, and too many to count for cutting yarns for crocheting.  My favorite, and most closely protected from my family, if my 8" gingher.  the blade is perfect and the cut is effortless.  (I say this as the owner of several Fiskars! and 2 Titaniums)

    Mary Janice wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 3 September 2011, 11:04 AM

    Ihave 23 pairs od scissors. I hate not having some at my fingertips so they are stashed in four different places. My favorite pair is the curved thread snippets because they let me cut the embroidery threads so quickly and cleanly.

    Teresa J Boyles wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 3 September 2011, 11:04 AM

    I own at least 7 Pair of scissors, 8 if you count the paper cutting safety ones my grandson uses. I tend to lose them if I carry them around so I one with my crochet or knitting, on by my sewing machine, one at the ironing station, one in my sewing kit.......

    I like the small ones with very sharp points and blades, and as my husband quickly learned I am very protective of them!

    karraftt wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 3 September 2011, 11:34 AM

    I own 6 pairs of scissors, 12 if you count my daughters that she keeps in my sewing room too. My favorite are the 8" ones that I keep hidden in my drawer so my husband doesn't use them for anything other than fabric. I bought my daughter a set so she would stop using mine, I'm already sharing my room I'm not going to share my scissors too. LOL.

    ktkwilt wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 3 September 2011, 11:48 AM

    Who knows how many.  But more than 15.  Unfortunately I don't think I have seen this brand but will now be on the lookout for them.  Mainly have Fiskars, Ginghers and a pair of Japanese one that Jinny Beyer likes.  All sizes.  Some are "little ones" that I can take on airplanes and don't care if they were taken by a TSA agent who doesn't know the rules.  Really like a pair of small ones I picked up at Liberty's of London a few year ago.  And having been a nurse - we have several pairs of suture scissors that my husband likes.  My husband knows the rules about MY scissors so we have some general use and kitchen shears so maybe the number is closer to 25!!

    ktkwilt wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 3 September 2011, 11:50 AM

    Who knows how many.  But more than 15.  Unfortunately I don't think I have seen this brand but will now be on the lookout for them.  Mainly have Fiskars, Ginghers and a pair of Japanese one that Jinny Beyer likes.  All sizes.  Some are "little ones" that I can take on airplanes and don't care if they were taken by a TSA agent who doesn't know the rules.  Really like a pair of small ones I picked up at Liberty's of London a few year ago.  And having been a nurse - we have several pairs of suture scissors that my husband likes.  My husband knows the rules about MY scissors so we have some general use and kitchen shears so maybe the number is closer to 25!!

    WBurleson wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 3 September 2011, 1:05 PM

    I have more than 10 pairs of scissors including a set of Wiss scissor that belonged to my Mom and that I learned to sew using.   My favorite are my Snip-ez which I own several pairs.   Can't be without those.  I keep a ribbon tied to them so I can find them easily....

    WBurleson wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 3 September 2011, 1:05 PM

    I have more than 10 pairs of scissors including a set of Wiss scissor that belonged to my Mom and that I learned to sew using.   My favorite are my Snip-ez which I own several pairs.   Can't be without those.  I keep a ribbon tied to them so I can find them easily....

    Beverly wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 3 September 2011, 1:17 PM

    I own 4 pair of 8" scissors, 2 pair of embroidery scissors, 3 pair of thread snippers & and one pair of pinking shears.  My favorite is the 8" Gingher scissors (although I value my embroidery scissors also) because they are sharp. I have them stashed all over the house by my long arm quilter, my piecing machine, and by my favorite chair in the living room.

    joannedenver wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 3 September 2011, 6:42 PM

    I own at least 10 pair of scissors. I inherited several pair from my Grandma and Aunt, and I love scissors!

    Marcia W. wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 3 September 2011, 8:41 PM

    I have four pairs of scissors. An old pair of pinking shears that don't cut anymore (why keep them?). A pair of old scissors for my desk (paper cutting, etc.). And, two pair of scissors next to my chair. One for cutting threads (that I "took" from my Mom's 4 pair for $5 order)and one tiny stork pair (made in China) I won and cannot use because the handle holes are too small for my large hands. If I want to cut fabric, I borrow my mother's.  Now that I reflect on it, think I need to win some of your really good scissors.

    dknalley wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 3 September 2011, 10:14 PM

    I'm a little embarrassed to say I probably have 20 pairs of scissors or more.  I keep buying them because the kids take them and then I don't have a pair when I want them.  I do have 2 favorite pairs - a pair of Ginghers that I keep hidden in the box(absolutely for fabric only!) and a pair of left-handed Fiskers.  I use the Fiskers for everyday sewing because they are light and they fit well in my hand.

    Judi wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 3 September 2011, 11:11 PM

    My scissors collection has grown to an embarassing size.  I have been sewing for sew many years that I will not admit to the number.  I inherited my mother's scissors and my father's huge tailor's scissors he used in their manufacturing plant that must be at least 60 years old and have 16 inch blades.  They are heavy but cut anything.  I have my assortmentment of paper scissors, my shears, pinking shears, embroidery curved blades and enought "cute " and beautiful embroidery pairs as well as "kindergarten" scissors(round blades) for lace trimming, scissors for travel and a folding pair I used to use for travel until the FAA tightened up for safety.

    BUT my go to pair a Havel's squeeze embroidery nippers.  I love that they are so sharp and fit nicely in my hands.  I keep them with me at every class and get coveteous looks and question about where I got them!

    susandf wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 4 September 2011, 4:09 AM

    I only own two pair of scissors for sewing.  One "good" pair and one "really good pair".  

    The good pair used to be the really good pair...

    DEBBIEF wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 4 September 2011, 7:27 AM

    I have about 7 or 8 pairs of scissors.  Most are for fabric but a couple are just for paper.  I have a pair of 4" embroidery scissors that I like the best because they are small, they are the easiest to take with me when I go places.

    lyndalongarm wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 4 September 2011, 10:49 AM

    I have 9 pairs of scissors. They are fabric, embroidery, pinking, trimming, multi use and special use. I use different scissors for all the different projects I love to do while sewing and quilting.

    pomlvr317 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 4 September 2011, 10:53 AM

    I've been sewing for more years than I care to remember and always looking for quality scissors. I have arthritis in my hands so comfort and ease of use are a must! Really love the nipper's because they're so easy to use, no pressure required.

    quiltwoman74 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 4 September 2011, 10:57 AM

    i have 10 pair os scissors.  I have the Fiskars "ole lady with arthritis hands" pair and i love them-they spring back when you close them to cut and it makes it easier on my hands as i cut out my "girls" clothes. I have 1 daughter and 4 nieces- just can't make 1 of anything without the rest "wanting one too"

    Carey wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 4 September 2011, 1:27 PM

    I own three pairs of scissors for sewing. A lil scissor for tiny cuts that are needed. A regular pair for normal cutting and larger cut out appliqueing and lastly a pair of large pinking shears to avoid the fraying of fabric depending on the quilt type I'm making.  My favorite is the regular pair of scissors for cutting fabric because it is very versatile.

    Linda D. Martindale wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 4 September 2011, 8:35 PM

    I have too many scissors to count.  But my all time favorites are the Havel 6" Ultimate Squeeze Scissors with Pointed Tips, that I use for machine Embroidery.  They are much easier to handle without the round holes that you put your fingers thru.  I actually have two pairs of these!  Love em!

    Linda M.  El Paso, TX

    dhowardVT wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 4 September 2011, 9:40 PM

    I own about 6 pairs of scissors, counting pinking shears.  My favorites are my little 5" Fiskars which I use for cutting threads.

    SHARONP-15 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 4 September 2011, 10:22 PM

    I have 11 pair os scissors in my sewing room. Some others with my yarn.  Others in the kitchen and others in the bathroom and one pair hidden for cutting hair.   My favorite scissors are my 4 inch ones that I have at both of my sewing machines.  One can never have enough scissors.

    Marion Cardenas wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 4 September 2011, 11:26 PM

    I have 5 pairs of scissors.  4 in my sewing room and 1 in my kitchen (all purspose - so that my sewing room scissors are not touched).  I have one pair for fabric, one pair for applique, one pair of zig zag scissors and one pair for paper.  Oh and I forgot one pair of nail scissors in the bathroom for nail cutting.

    stell9494 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 4 September 2011, 11:41 PM

    I have a thing for scissors being a hair dresser and a sewing since the age of five, my scissors is something I take  to heart. not sure of number of scissors I have open and using I have seven sewing machines set up to sew my sewing room with average of  four pair and the cutting table that is anonther story,have 11 pair I haven't open yet.First time that I have seen your site I have none of ours

    plan to try 5 1/2 serrated straight tip embroidery scissors I love a small scissor, and your price is great.

    In cutting material and hair presiely all the way  to tip I LIKE very much.

    MaryE Littman wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 5 September 2011, 5:28 AM

    I honestly have never heard of the brand, would be nice to try them.

    My collection of scissors--4-8 inch shears,2- pinking shears,3- snipers, 4-round tip, decorating scissor(scrap booking) used for fused fabric or just raw edge app..  Then there's the others for the grandchildren, we try to sew together at least once a month.  The first pair of scissors I bought for myself for sewing was back on 1964, and they still do their job, five kids and 7 of the grandchildren, they have survived.

    RoxAnna wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 5 September 2011, 6:27 AM

    I have 12 pairs, and each has a special use.  I have a small pair of gingher that I use for cross stitch which is probably my favorite.  My husband sharpens sissors and they are always the best ones.  He thinks that they are the best to sharpen as well.

    ljnapier wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 5 September 2011, 8:22 AM

    I would have to round them up from all over the house but at least a dozen pair!!! some I have marked for fabric and some for regular use (they use to be for fabric--before kids used them). Just got my grandmothers sewing machine with her sizzors, think there are 2 of them in the drawers but haven't had time yet to use them. My favorite for material is the kind that has a spring in them to bounce back, not as much strain on my hands. But still, I was at the material store yesterday, looking and eyeballing the sizzors again!!!

    PATRICE IN IL wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 5 September 2011, 11:27 AM

    I don't own any Havel's, I'd love to win a pair and try them out.

    barbarabubser@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 5 September 2011, 12:31 PM

    Too many to count. Love my squeeze 'n snip for machine embroidery.

    Kim Z wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 5 September 2011, 3:46 PM

    I have at least 8 pairs of scissors and my favorite is my Gingers.  They cut the easiest

    suelenhoff wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 5 September 2011, 6:06 PM

    I  own 30-40 pair of scissors. I am a classroom teacher and use them with students.

    My favorite pair are a tiny pair of very sharp Fiskars, that I keep next to my sewing machine.

    They keep their sharp edge and have pointed ends that get used for lots of ripping stitches.

    TheQuiltDaddy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 5 September 2011, 6:49 PM

    I own several pair of Ghingers but recently got the chance to use a pair of Havel and they are ranked right up with my Ghingers

    creekmor@hotmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 5 September 2011, 7:01 PM

    I have well over 25 pairs of scissors.  Many were inherited from my Mom and wear the proud banner of Wiss, however, at this moment one of my favorites is a Havel pair that I use when I am doing machine embroidery.  They are the kind with the spring handle and the curved cutting blades.  Yummy to use.

    hpetrik@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 5 September 2011, 8:40 PM

    I own 6 pairs of scissors that are used only for sewing and quilting.  (I didn't count the everyday paper scissors here.) My favorite is my Fiskars "snippers"  They are super pointy and sharp.  They are a staple at my sewing machine.  However, a girl can NEVER have too many good scissors.

    Olecraftylady wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 5 September 2011, 10:04 PM

    I'm certain of 4 pair of scissors (and their location). However, there may be at least 2 more, but they are in that perfect hiding place that I can't remember. I just received a pair of applique ones, the kind with one chunky blade, but I haven't had a chance to use them yet. I'd have to say the 8" dressmaker ones are a favorite because of the ease of handling. But when I need a pair of scissors RIGHT NOW, my favorites are the ones I can put my hands on right now.

    Kellie wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 5 September 2011, 10:19 PM

    I have 5 scissors for sewing, and 3 scissors for the kitchen.  The family knows that moms scissors are off limits.  My favorite ones are 5 inches with a curved tip.  They are 'like buttah'.

    mary stratton wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 5 September 2011, 10:24 PM

    I have the 7 and 8 inch sheers I absolutely love them both but my favorite are the 8 inch as i am an avid quilter.

    Junebug wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 5 September 2011, 10:55 PM

    I have one pair of sewing scissors I have managed to hide from anyone that might use them for anything other than fabric and thread.  They are simple Fiskars scissors but they do the trick.  I really like the 6 1/2" Teflon Coated Serrated Scissors.  I do a lot of fusible applique work and these seem like they would cut very nicely.

    iluvcabernet@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 8:28 AM

    I have 4 pair. My favorite of Havel's that I'd love to have would be the 5 1/2 CURVED embroidery scissors. And the cap would certainly be a bonus! I've been searching for some good ones.

    jwagoner wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 8:45 AM

    I have 6 or more pairs of 8" dressmaker scissors and keep them all over my sewing room so I have access to them if I'm at the ironing board or cutting table or sewing machine.  I also keep a pair in my travel sewing bag so they will always be there when I need them.  I have 4 pairs of small needlework scissors and probably use them the most, especially at my sewing machine and my hand sewing  basket.  

    Carole M. wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 8:47 AM

    I own 3 pairs I use regularly for sewing (not including what I own for paper crafts). I have one large pair and 2 embroidery sizes. I like my large shears the best as they are comfortable in my hand, and I love that satisfying sound of fabric being cut.

    lmoyer@centurylink.net wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 8:55 AM

    Have 8 pairs but I love my red dot ones.

    freda hocking wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 10:48 AM

    I have at least a dozen pairs of scissors.  I have two pair that belonged to my grandmother who was a master hand-quilter and even though they are not real sharp any more I use them occasionally just to so she can have "input" in my projects.  I also have two pair of tiny scissors that will make it through airport security so I can take projects when I fly.  My favorite pairs are an 8" pair - just for fabric and a small fine bladed pair I use for thread snipping.  I also have several pairs of embroidery scissors for all of my "to go" hand work projects .  I would love the Havel scissors with the covers and the purple color to help me find them when my sewing center gets cluttered.

    Quilts4fun@hughes.net wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 11:17 AM

    I have an even dozen.  From 8 inch Fiskars to 4 inch Ginghers.  My favor by far is my 4 inch embroidery Ginghers.  I use them at my sewing machine to snip threads.  They go with me when I do my handwork.....stitching down bindings.  I don't go anywhere without them!

    abcquilting@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 1:42 PM

    I have at least a dozen scissors. My favorite is a pair of snippers with one sharp side and one dull so as not to cut the fabric as you pick and cut the stitches. I have Ginger for cutting fabric and only fabric, but the one pair of scissors I would like most is the 5 1/2" curved scissors from Havel. They would make applique cutting so much easier.

    abcquilting@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 1:42 PM

    I have at least a dozen scissors. My favorite is a pair of snippers with one sharp side and one dull so as not to cut the fabric as you pick and cut the stitches. I have Ginger for cutting fabric and only fabric, but the one pair of scissors I would like most is the 5 1/2" curved scissors from Havel. They would make applique cutting so much easier.

    Carol wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 4:02 PM

    From Gingher to dollar store, I don't think I have never thrown out a pair of scissors. I have some from my Mom's sewing days, gifts from my quilty sister, and the ones from my DH that use batteries!  I even have the stainless steel bandage scissors from my lab. tech. days (they are over 40 yrs old and still sharp!!)

    I can see 14 pair from where I'm sitting, and there are more in drawers. Hmm, maybe I have a problem?

    At the moment my favorite is a pair from Lee Valley Tools - they are Fiskars, quite long, and very sharp. They have ergonomic handles and are spring loaded, with a safety closure. Probably sold for gardening, they are terrific for cutting fabric, batting or whatever.

    Cheers,

    Carol

    Cheryl Greenleaf wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 7 September 2011, 3:55 AM

    I own 7 pairs of scissors.  I've never used the Ginghers, bent ones or the duck billed looking ones.  I have sets for paper and sets for fabric.  My favorite is my nippers, do they count?  I probably use them more than any of the others since most of my cutting is done with rotary cutters.  If the nippers don't count then I have to choose my Fiskars - they are sharp and do the job.

    Bianca wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 7 September 2011, 5:43 AM

    I own 4 pairs of sewing scissors.

    My favorite pair is a little thread cutter, which brand I don't know, it was a gift from a friend.

    I love them, because they are super sharp.

    Jacy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 7 September 2011, 1:58 PM

    I have about 8 pairs of sewing/quilting scissors. My favorite is a little pair of brown sharp scissors, I use them for cutting threads and cutting out applique pieces.

    I love your pink color, it would make them easy to find. Your protective covers look like a great idea too.

    lindyloohoo wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 7 September 2011, 8:45 PM

    I only have three pairs of scissors, which really don't cut it anymore - no pun intended.  I do have a really nice pair of Fiskars snipits, but they don't fit the bill for cutting. Your 7" and 8" sewing/quilting scissors look like they would fit into what I am looking for in a new pair of scissors.

    ejanie38 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 7:59 AM

    I have two pair of scissors. One serrated and one not. They are both about 5 inches. The non-serrated pair is my fav. After 10 years it still cuts through fabric like butter. They are Fiskars. I would love to try some new scissors though.

    Darlene wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:03 AM

    I have 3 pairs that use for my quilting. They are Ginghers, 2 dressmakers and 1 embroidery.  I bought my first pair 20 years ago when I first started quilting.  They cut smootly and quickly.

    fmbeaches wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:04 AM

    I own 5 pairs of scissors.  My favorite is the fancy embrodery scissors that I picked up at my local quilt shop. They are very sharp and allow me to snip exactly where needed.  

    jyatska wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:07 AM

    I don't have any of these I'm afraid, I have never heard of them until today, but they look WONDERFUL.. The blades are nice and thin with a really gentle curve.  Would love to win some to be able to try them out!!  I'm left handed so I struggle finding the right scissors.  

    Traci Bray wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:08 AM

    I own over 15 pairs that are all different types and sizes for all the different things I do.

    Which pair is your favorite:  Which ever is close enough that I don't have to get up to get it.

    Gingher is my brand of choice since they are well made and very sharp.

    Patti wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:11 AM

    Oh, my!  Choosing my favorite will be tough!  I have about 5 pairs of scissors in my sewing room  I have small clips that stay near my longarm, a large pair which I use only for paper, a large pair used only for cutting fabric, and 2 small ones with curved tips.  They all serve very important functions in my sewing room, but the most used ones are the small ones with the curved tips.  I do a lot of embroidery and quilt sewing and those are great for clipping the threads.  

    Some of the scissors have definitely seen better days - one of the tips on the small scissors is broken off, and the large scissors I use for paper have a big gouge out of the cushiony handles (but that's how I can tell that they are my paper scissors!).  All my scissors need to be sharpened, as they are older than the hills...

    Elizabeth Mylroie wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:15 AM

    at the present time, I only have 2 prs of scissors that I use for sewing and quilting - a 5" and an 8" pair - many others thru out the house for paper and scapbooking(probably close to 20-30 prs for this!) - I really love a good pair of scissors - used to have a small - maybe 4- 41/2 " pair that I had when I was quite young and managaed to hang onto till about 10 years or so ago - I got them when I was about 10 and am 64 now! They were the best scissors ever! really sharp and held an edge well - I really miss them as they were my go to scissors! Used them for most all my sewing and quilting and only used my big pair when I had to!

    DNRea wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:15 AM

    I am really new to quilting and am only now purchasing the supplies I need in order to start this fall.  My sister-in-law is an avid quilter and recommended that I purchase your scissors as they are the best she has owned.  It would be wonderful to win them ... but if not, that will be one of my first purchases.  My mother always told me a good pair of scissors is the key to any sewing project.

    DNRea wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:15 AM

    I am really new to quilting and am only now purchasing the supplies I need in order to start this fall.  My sister-in-law is an avid quilter and recommended that I purchase your scissors as they are the best she has owned.  It would be wonderful to win them ... but if not, that will be one of my first purchases.  My mother always told me a good pair of scissors is the key to any sewing project.

    DNRea wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:15 AM

    I am really new to quilting and am only now purchasing the supplies I need in order to start this fall.  My sister-in-law is an avid quilter and recommended that I purchase your scissors as they are the best she has owned.  It would be wonderful to win them ... but if not, that will be one of my first purchases.  My mother always told me a good pair of scissors is the key to any sewing project.

    lcenlow wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:28 AM

    This is an easy question. I have two pair of scissors that I use. I have one for sewing (guess you could call this pair my favorite). They are my favorite because they still cut. I have another pair for paper/crafts. These used to be my favorite until my kids used them to cut paper then they were downgraded and I had to buy another pair.

    MSdelarg wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:28 AM

    I  have about 10 different pairs - the ones I use the most are a small pair that I got free with my Elna machine 8 years ago - they hang from a lanyard around my neck when I'm hand sewing and they have remained super sharp all these years!  I also use them for my machine quilting since they also do a great job snipping around applique.  I've never seen your scissors on sale in the stores that I shop at in SoCal, but will be on the lookout for sure!

    Yvonne wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:29 AM

    I have one pair of cheap scissors for cutting paper, another two pair for sewing (8 inch size), plus an assortment of tiny thread snipping scissors--always misplacing them, so with multiples, they are easier to find!  My favorite scissors, though, are my 8 inch Ginghers.  

    teddy bear wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:32 AM

    I have four pairs of scissors. Two of them are full-sized regular fabric cutting scissors, the basic kind you can pick up at wal-mart. One of them is neon green, and the other is blue. I also have a pair of 3 inch thread cutting scissors. I also have a pair of regular paper-cutting scissors for cutting patterns and those sorts of things. My blue ones are starting to wear, so my favorite ones are the neon green. Since all my scissors are dulling, and for a long time I was not sure whether to get a new pair or two, or just to have mine sharpened. I recently went to a quilt show, though, and I have decided that, even if I do get my favorites sharpened, I might just get a new pair to keep them company. :)

    dhendricks4 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:32 AM

    I have no ideal how many pairs I own.  When they no longer work for my needs, they go in the junk drawer or the toolbox.  I'm using a pair of Fiskars at the moment which I commandeered from my scrapbooking stuff.  Nice sharp pointed ends for now.

    Holly wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:37 AM

    Well Off the top of my head I believe there a 11 pairs.  My favorite?  My Grandmother's which do not stay together anymore they are just two separate metal loops with a blade attached but they sit in a stoneware jar on my kitchen counter for me to see everyday and to remember her.  My husband tried to use them and almost cut off his finger and tossed them out, but I rescued them from the trash cleaned them and shared my memories and now they never leave their spot.  Every time I go to the fabric store I must admit I do go by the scissors to check them out.  What's new? What shapes, colors, how small are the new ones... just like when my husband wanders through tool world at the hardware store.

    atoz1mom wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:40 AM

    I own about 6 pairs of scissors.  I love my short, sharp nippers.  They are perfect for small little cuts in fabric, cutting threads, and trimming.  I have an old pair of sissors that were given to me by my step-mother when I first started quilting.  They were my favorite until my kids used them and ruined them.  I keep them around and we use them for paper and stuff now but I am sentimental about them.

    cncmartin wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:47 AM

    Having arthritis accentuates the need for good scissors.  I only have one pair of Havel scissors at this time, but they are my absolute favorite.  I have become very creative in finding ways to make that single pair of scissors work on whatever project I am doing.

    cncmartin wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:48 AM

    Having arthritis accentuates the need for good scissors.  I only have one pair of Havel scissors at this time, but they are my absolute favorite.  I have become very creative in finding ways to make that single pair of scissors work on whatever project I am doing.

    Hankkie wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 9:04 AM

    O my goodness.  Scissors?  I can't even count them all.  I have them all over the place in every craft bag is at least one, in my sewing room there are at least half a dozen, and some of my girls have more craft scissors.  My favorite would be the heron one I use with my cross stitch projects.

    Ann B wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 9:17 AM

    I have at least 8 pairs of scissors - just so I can find one when I need them.  My favorite is the Ghinger lightweight scissors for cutting and a 5 inch scissors for trimming and cutting threads.

    Alianna wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 9:21 AM

    Hi there! First of all I LOVE scissors!! I have no idea how many pairs I own, since I "inherited" some cheapy type scissors from my dad when he passed!! some are okay, but some not so much! lol Then added to the ones I already had, hmmm! No idea how many!!

    My favorite pair is probably the one that has the spring inside the handle, it makes it easier to cut especially when my hands are hurting! But honestly I love any pair that is nice and sharp!!

    LaGabby wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 9:29 AM

    Scissors? I probably have a dozen or more!  I can never find a pair so I just keep buying more. My favorite might be the spring load micro tipped snippers. It would kill my hand to clip a rag quilt without something like them. I have 4 of those because one is always off to be sharpened I use them so much! You can never have too many good, sharp scissors or chocolate!

    Too Soon Old wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 9:43 AM

    Not enough. One pair for fabric,  7' and sharp.  Need many more and would love to win this.

    Daren wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 9:53 AM

    I have 6 pairs of scissors, most of which are for fabric only. I keep them away from my grandsons as they love to cut paper.my favorite pair is the 5"I keep next to my sewing machine.

    Anne wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 10:13 AM

    I have 3 pair of 8" scissors that I switch between.  They are kept in my sewing room so I know EXACTLY where they are.  I also keep an extremely cheap pair in my sewing room (dollar store brand) to cut paper with.  My favorite pair is also the first pair I ever purchased.  They seem to stay sharp forever...might have something to do with the fact that I wrote on the handle, "Mom's scissors - Fabric only!"

    Rebecca Schatzley wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 10:14 AM

    I'm so sorry to say tat I don't have any of theses wonderful scissors. I have always wanted a pair, so I would be very very delited to win this drawing! Thank you!

    goonybird wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 10:20 AM

    I have about 5 pairs, but don't really have a favorite.

    bombshell1017 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 10:36 AM

    I have about 8 pairs of scissors.  They are mostly old b/c I'd rather spend money on material than scissors which is why my favorite pair is a small pair that is really sharp.

    JCQuilts wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 10:39 AM

    I cant count the number of scissors I own.  Seems like they multiply, but my favorite pair is the blunt nosed applique scissors.  They are sharp to the point, but I can take them traveling.  Gotta love that!

    helenip22 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 10:45 AM

    I have a dozen pair of scissors in my quilting room - some are paper only, some are for fabric only.  I have scissors that cut a wavy line, snipping scissors for rag quilts, and, of course, pinking shears.  The favorite is the 5", sharp pointed...they are always within reach of my work.  Havel's tip covers are a great idea.  I use the small pair for basically everything, but would like to have a pair for applique work.  My husband made me three or four scissor holders of beautiful woods, so they are all stored safely and look good, too.

    LisaS326 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 10:46 AM

    Good grief! Who knows how many I have! LOL! I just know that no matter what room I'm in, there are at least 3 pair somewhere in the room if I need them! I'd have to say my all time favorite pair is a tiny embroidery scissor shaped like a heron that my grandmother gave to me when she taught me to embroider. I'll always treasure it.

    bombshell1017 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 10:46 AM

    I have many pairs of old scissors that I use to regularly tear/cut my fabric.  I have one little pair that's my favorite b/c they are sharp but it's hard to cut fabric with little scissors.  Sadly, I spend my money on fabric than scissors.

    Gloria Robles wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 10:48 AM

    I own three pairs, one for paper,  one for cutting larger areas and a small pair for little jobs that I also take for craft on the go!

    Gloria Robles wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 10:48 AM

    I own three pairs, one for paper,  one for cutting larger areas and a small pair for little jobs that I also take for craft on the go!

    Terri Hume wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 11:17 AM

    FAVORITE FABRIC SCISSORS ARE CLAUSS EXTREME EDGE TITANIUM!  THEY WILL CUT THROUGH SEVERAL LAYERS & DON'T HAVE TO BE SHARPENED. THE REST OF WHAT I HAVE ARE JUST CHEAP SCISSORS, OTHER THAN THE TITANIUM I HAVE'NT HAD A GOOD PAIR.

    Bettyb6215 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 11:28 AM

    I have 8 pairs os scissors, my favorite pair is the embroidery scissors because they have rounded points.  They hang around my neck when I am seeing on my machine, doing hand work or quilting. I keep all my good scissors hidden from family and only have the paper scissors out for their use.

    Marilyn McCall wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 11:51 AM

    Scissors, scissors, sew many scissors! I have so many, in fact, that I doubt I can count them all. My favorite are my Fiscars that are made for us older folks with arthritis that are made to automatically stay in the open position when you are finished using them. I have 2 of those, one for fabric and one for paper -- I have each marked with a Sharpie marker so my husband doesn't ruin my sewing scissors (again). Then I have several embroidery scissors -- one I keep in my embroidery machine, one on my quilting frame, and one on my couch where I do my hand sewing. I also have a pair of applique scissors that are curved. Then I have a set of 8 fancy cut scrapbooking scissors, and 2 pinking shears. I also have several different scissors in my home office that I use when sizing patterns on my copier. What can I say . . . one can never have enough scissors!

    thisnthat@suddenlink.net wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 12:28 PM

    I own over 20 pairs of scissors/shears for fabric, embroidery and paper.  I'm a Gadget Queen what can I say!  My favorites include a pair of Famore scissors for clipping threads/fabric, a pair of 8" Gingher shears for cutting fabric, a pair of Havel's blunt tip curved blade scissors for longarm use and a pair of Heritage curved blade microtip scissors for machine embroidery use.

    singbari wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 12:54 PM

    I have 3 scissors in my sewing room, the 'main' one for cutting fabric is an 8" Plumette, one 'stork' pair for hand work & applique, and one small snipping pair (JoAnn's special) for cutting threads.   Of course I have kitchen shears and paper scissors in other rooms.  My favorite would be my 'stork' pair because my daughter gave them to me for Christmas.   Guess I don't have any really good scissors compared to the rest of you.. lol    Would love to win these Havel scissors!!!  :-)

    glorye wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 12:56 PM

    i own 8 pr of scissors. my favorite pair are the havel applique scissors.

    i do lots of machine embroidered applique and they are the absolute best .

    gets nice and close to the stitching..

    lkwiatek wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 1:32 PM

    I own 6 pairs of scissors. Since I sew in two houses there are 3 in each place that way I know where they are and I don't loose them. My favorite is a 5 " for sniping thread but I use all the ones I have.

    jbmclain wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 2:00 PM

    By my latest count, I own about ten pairs of scissors.  I have to admit, I LOVE buying good, new scissors and whatever I have just bought or received is my current favorite.  So, with this in mind, I must say my current favorite is the tiny grasshopper scissors my husband put into my Christmas stocking.  They're absolutely adorable and most efficient at snipping away only what is necessary while my work is still engaged in the machine.  My proclivity for scissors has made for some funny times as my husband has trained our live-in granddaughter to "intervene" everytime I go to the fabric store.  She throws herself in front of me with the now famous line, "Walk away from the scissors, Gigi."  Fortunately, my little watchdog is in school most of the day.

    paramoreap wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 2:17 PM

    I have 5 pair of scissors - my favorite is the 5" that I use for snipping.

    Leanne Clare wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 2:49 PM

    I'm not sure how many pairs I actually own - I can usually only find 3 or 4 pair at a time....very sad! My favorites are my new Fiskars because they have big fat handles but small, sharp and pointy blades.

    spencer.tina wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 3:14 PM

    I have about 12 pairs now, my favorite is 7" pair of ginghers...they have sharp pointy ends that work great for cutting tiny things like buttonholes.  I do love all my scissors though and I'm sure i'll find another pair soon that I can't live without!

    Wendy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 3:23 PM

    I have at least 12 scissors and hands down my favorite is the first Gingher pair my husband bought me.  I had never used "good" scissors before and I couldn't believe the difference.  When it comes to me and all things sewing related he is my greatest enabler.

    racheybabe wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 4:42 PM

    I own about 30 pairs of scissors and snips. My favorite is a small pair of embroidery scissors with a seriously HUGE purple beaded 'thing' attached. They're my favorite because they're the only pair I can find! ( they were also a gift last Christmas from a very dear friend)

    Val wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 5:47 PM

    I have 6 pairs of scissors.  My favorite pair happens to be the small thread cutter pair.  They are sharp, and cut close to the fabric.

    Erin wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 6:48 PM

    I do not have any of this brand, but would love to add them to by  collection.

    angkollet wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 6:50 PM

    I think i own about 6 or 7 pairs, some stay in the drawer until needed, but the pair that stays by my machine or that i carry to the couch for hand sewing is a small pair of straight tip embroidery scissors that i seem to use the most. Would love to win some new one!

    Susie wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 9:25 PM

    I don't have any of this brand but have probably 8 pairs of scissors. I'm STILL trying to find the "right" pair. I have a pair of thread snips that I like right now but they're just not "quite right" either. *sigh* Maybe one day I'll find that "perfect pair."

    pollypup wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 10:14 PM

    As for how many pairs, that is hard to say.  Probably around 15.  My dressmaker Gingher are my favorite for fabric, eventhough I also have some Fiskars.  No one touches the Gingher.  I love the Ginger snips for threads and I also do embrodery so the tiny curved blade ones are ideal for those tiny thread jumps.   Recently bought a pair at the sewing and craft expo that are Heritage sharp pointed snips with full size handles that work great for cutting many heavier projects

    Angie3656 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 10:31 PM

    I lost count...probably a dozen or more are scattered around the house in the kitchen, bathroom (hair scissors), several in my sewing room, on the cutting table, in my craft bag, etc. My favorite scissors is the little snips that I keep right by my sewing machine! I don't have any of the Havel scissors but would love own any of the them.

    seams1sews wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 11:22 PM

    Many pairs but only 2 favs--my Kai scissor that a dear friend gave me, and my Singer shears that I have had since I started sewing many years ago!  I like the large handle on the Kai pair and the super sharpness of the Singers

    CaQlt4me wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 11:29 PM

    Wow! I am so glad that read all these great comments. I thought that I was the only scissor 'collector'. I like to try all the recommended brands. My favorite, well, I certainly love the ones with serrated tips. I tend to keep scissors everywhere I might need them. But my favorite brand to date are the Gingers, which are always hidden from those that  might be tempted to use them on paper. (Gasp!) The Havel's look great and of course, I'd love to try them and add them to my collection. Thanks!

    Pat Johnson wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 9 September 2011, 8:05 AM

    I have 5 pairs.  My favorite is the 5" embroidery scissors.  They are very sharp and nice pointed tip.

    lindab48 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 9 September 2011, 8:08 AM

    I own 4 pairs of sewing scissors - each of a different shape, two pairs of pinking scissors and 4 pairs of scissors for paper.  My favorite at the moment are small ones that have the blades at 45 degrees.  They are always a conversation piece.

    JUDITHM-13 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 9 September 2011, 8:49 AM

    I have at least 10 pair of sissors. I keep a pair in every room in the house depending on the needs for that room.

    I own an embroidery machine and enjoy the convenience of the curved embroidery sissors.  On my fabric cutting table, I like the teflon 8" that cut all the way to the tip. My favorite pair is currently the small Gingher sissors with the leather tip protector.

    tjm@mounet.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 9 September 2011, 8:52 AM

    I have 4 different Havel scissors.  It's hard to pick my favorite....well, I guess I will pick the curved machine embroidery scissors.  Love them because you can cut under the presser foot if you need to and the curbed blades protect the fabric when cutting threads.

    jfifer wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 9 September 2011, 9:36 AM

    I have 4 pair of scissors. The best pair is my blue handled ones because they are the sharpest and I keep them hid so no one else can use them.

    Angi wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 9 September 2011, 10:01 AM

    I only have one pair.  They are big and sharp so they cut fabric nicely, but I really could use a pair that can cut pieces of thread closer to the fabric!!

    Hannah Strauss wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 9 September 2011, 11:05 AM

    I have about a dozen scizzors but I only use 2 pairs regularly.

    I LOVE my Gingher dress maker sheers for cutting fabrics they are super sharp and really cut through the fabric nicely.

    I also use my singer scizzors for everything else. They are not as sharp and work well for cutting threads or stabilizers.

    I have never tried havel brand but will look out for it when at Joann's

    LeftyLou wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 9 September 2011, 11:29 AM

    I have 4 pairs.  One 8 inch Fiskars, for fabric, one embroidery for my crewl work, a pair of buttonhole stork that were my Grandma's, and a small pair of Ginger's.  The Ginger's are my favorite, because my Mom gave them to me.  I don't use it often, I don't want anything to happen to them.  Sometimes I just look at them.  Oh, sentimental me!  I have been wanting a pair of pinking shears for the past few years, but I haven't found a pair I like yet.  Maybe the Havel!

    sweston1 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 9 September 2011, 11:58 AM

    I know that I have an obsession with scissors, but until reading the entry criteria for your contest, I neglected to count the number of scissors I have.  Here is the number, I own 47 pairs of scissors that I use solely for sewing and quilting.  I have included in the count thread snips which I use as much as scissors.  In addition to my sewing, and quilting scissors, and thread snips, I have not included the number of other scissors in my home ie; kitchen scissors, scissors for cutting dog hair, scissors for opening plastic packages (safety scissors), scissors for paper work, I have also purchased my husband a few scissor sets for his garage.  With these, the approximate total scissors we have in our home is approximately 55. I don't know if I can choose a favorite, as I have a favorite scissor for cutting fabric (Henckels), sewing machine thread snips (Singer), hand stitching thread snips (Pink no name), pinking scissors (Fiskars), scissors for cutting paper (Pink Breast Cancer scissors), Embrodery scissors (Klasse), Cutout work (Ginger), Kitchen scissors (Avon and Kitchen Aid, depends on what I am using the scissors for) Gargage scissors (Fiskars), Dog hair (no name from Walmart), Safety Scissors (Zibra), Knitting (Kumfort Kut), and scissors for snipping fabric (Ultra Kut, which hang around my neck). I also have 2 pairs of antique Pinking Shears (Singer) and a Singer Pinking Machine/Cutter, and various brands of scissors for cutting denim (rag quilts) and heavier fabrics.  Why are these various scissors my favorites, for the most part it is the colour of the scissors.  Pink is my favorite colour so even if I never use the scissors I buy them to display.  After the colour, I next choice is based on the scissors performance, this is why I have so many pairs of scissors.  I find out what the scissor cuts best and use them solely for that purpose.  I have not seen Havel scissors, but given the colour of these, and your written description, I will be asking the sewing stores if they could bring in your scissors.  I look forward to using your scissors.  Thanks

    Diana wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 9 September 2011, 12:01 PM

    I have multiple pairs of scissors but none of this brand, I hadn't be familiar with them.   I use the 5 1/2" embroidery scissor and the 5 1/2 " straight scissor and the 8 " quilting scissor the most. I have other scissors in my sewing cabinet that I never use. These are the ones I use the most. I love the curved embroidery scissor for clipping the threads after doing a machine embroidery piece because it keeps the tips up and away from the fabric when clipping the threads.  

    JANETR wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 9 September 2011, 12:16 PM

    I have 3 pairs in the sewing room.  Gingher eight-inch dress maker scissors are my faviorite as they always seem perfect for the job at hand.  I keep them handy at all times.

    breathing wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 9 September 2011, 6:34 PM

    Well you certainly have your work cut out for you! (No pun intended! Lol!)  Myself, I have 5 pairs of Fabric scissors.  An old pair of 8" Fiskars which have a nick in them when my son used them for cutting wire, ugh!  And they are not very sharp anymore, despite using the sharpner they sell... I have the 8" pinking shears also, but I rarely use them, they are heavy and difficult to use.  I have a curverd thread snipper that is my favorite, because it is sharp and never lets me down and two others, a 3" and 5" cutters that work reasonably well.  I have always wanted to get quality scissors but have never been able to afford it.  I would absolutely love to own even one Havel!  They are not only good looking but great scissors, what more could you ask for?  Thanks for the opportunity!

    ANNAT wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 9 September 2011, 8:53 PM

    I probably have at least 18 pair of scissors.  I have a set of Havel scissors that I got with the purchase of a machine.  Have used them all.  My favorite pair though are 4" ones that I attach to a clip on my shirt while I do either machine or hand sewing--always handy.

    Susan Hummell wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 9 September 2011, 10:17 PM

    I have scissors scattered all over the house, so many I dare not count them.  I have a favorite pink pair of kitchen scissors, but as for my sewing scissors, I like different scissors for different chores.  I do a lot of hand work and use my little Ginghers as well as some other small scissors.  I haven't settled on a favorite and I got excited when I saw the two types of  Havel's embroidery scissors.  I will have to add them to my ever growing scissors collection.

    ckelley1@stx.rr.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 10 September 2011, 5:23 AM

    I own about 8 pair of scissors, all of them inherited from grandmother in law, aunt, or mother, and one set I won a sales contest.  The favorite pair is a 3 1/2 in. I keep next to me for hand sewing at night, they are the sharpest with the best tips.  I have to say I am really loving the curved tip ones shown here....

    Libby wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 10 September 2011, 8:34 AM

    I own 11 pairs for various jobs.  My absolute are my Gingher 8" Spring Action scissors they are  very sharp and with carpel tunnel they are wonderful.  I do not own a pair of Havel's however i look forward to winning the contest so that I may try this brand and add to my collection.

    Libby wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 10 September 2011, 8:35 AM

    I own 11 pairs for various jobs.  My absolute are my Gingher 8" Spring Action scissors they are  very sharp and with carpel tunnel they are wonderful.  I do not own a pair of Havel's however i look forward to winning the contest so that I may try this brand and add to my collection.

    Tina02 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 10 September 2011, 10:03 AM

    I only have one good pair of scissors.  They are 8" Fiskars and very sharp.  I would love to win the Havel's because I have no doubt that it would make various sewing tasks much easier and accurate to perform.  

    Julie wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 10 September 2011, 1:58 PM

    I have probably 9 or more pairs of scissors.  My favorite one is still the one my mom gave me about 25 years ago.  Gingher 8" straight.  The Gingher pinking shears are stiff and difficult to use.

    Wendy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 10 September 2011, 3:31 PM

    Hi,  I have 2 pairs of larger cutting scissors and 4 of the small embroidery and sewing scissors with the

    curved edge.  I love the small 5 - 1/2" scissors as they are handy for carrying with me, as I hand piece

    all my projects . I always have several projects on the go at once and  I can put  1 pair in each carrying

    bag and I always have them with me and do not have to stop to find a pair for the project. The curved

    edge cuts closer to the end of the tie off when sewing.  Much nicer and  a cleaner snip.

    DarleneMT wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 10 September 2011, 5:01 PM

    I have scissors all over the house.  From kitchen scissors, dog grooming scissors, 6" scissors in my knitting box, 3 pairs in my sewing drawers....But I would so love some new, sharp, comfortable cutting 8" scissors.......

    Thanks for the contest!!!!

    Bitty95 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 10 September 2011, 9:32 PM

    7 pair.

    Fiskar spring loaded.

    They have a good feel in my hand not sticking a couple fingers in a hole, and they are my sharpest. And I love that they're 1/2 the work being spring loaded.

    Christy G. wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 11 September 2011, 4:03 AM

    I own 1 pair for use in the kitchen. I have 2 pairs for sewing. I have 2 for cross-stitch & a thread cutter for yarn. i pair for trimming plants.

    debcon57@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 11 September 2011, 10:33 AM

    I too have no idea how many pairs I have.   I have come across at flea markets and garage sales, scissors that are really neat, different and I had to have them.  They have no purpose but they look cool or old or something.   I have scissors on a rack above my cutting area that can cut anything.  My Rudy knows to use them only but not the rack on the left.  Those only are for fabric.  I have 2 pair of Havel, both are embroidery scissors and I love them.  One pair is curved and the other very small tipped.  Great for cutting those loose ends off of my quilts.  I also have a pair of Gingher's I have never used.  Just wanted them.  go figure.  Love all my scissors and use them for all my projects.  Thanks.

    Dee wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 11 September 2011, 12:28 PM

    I only own 5 pairs.  2 8" for cutting, and 3 pairs of snips.  One set stays with my home equipment (hand quilting),  One 8" travels with my machine and a pair of snips and one pair of snips for an emergency (when I can't find a pair).

    Sally wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 11 September 2011, 1:26 PM

    From the start at marriage over 37 years ago, through the birth of three children and now with gradchildren, my family know that my sewing scissors are for sewing only so my list starts with at least 6 paper scissors.  For sewing I have 9 dressmaker scissors, 5 embroidery scissors, a pair of thread snips, 4 rotary cutters, buttonhole scissors, 3 pinking shears, scallop shears, electric scissors, and bent handle embroidery scissors.  Some I inherited from my grandmother and some were purchased when I taught after-school classes in my home.  And I still like to shop for scissors!

    kathy@henry.k12.va.us wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 11 September 2011, 3:24 PM

    I do not currently own any of your scissors but would like to give them a try.

    Judy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 11 September 2011, 4:07 PM

    I have too many pairs of scissors to count, ones for applique, ones for embroidery, ones that pink, ones that cut, ones that don't cut.  My favorite scissors are the ones I can find when I need them and that are sharp and ready to go as there is nothing worse than scissors that don't cut

    karenbelle84 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 11 September 2011, 7:58 PM

    5 is the number of pairs I have. My favorite is a small yellow pair with flowers on them because they were given to me a surprise gift from my sister and every time I use them I think of her. I keep them by my machine, so they are used often!

    CAROLK-15 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 11 September 2011, 11:19 PM

    I have at least 6 pair, probably more.  My favorite one is my fabric shears.  It is the spring loaded Fiskers.  It helps keep my hand from getting so tired when I cut fabric.  I also like my micro Fiskers for cutting threads, I also keep one in my scrapbook bag for paper.  The rest of my scissors are for paper or are in the kitchen.

    JViscontini wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 12 September 2011, 11:08 AM

    I have 9 pairs of scissors. Several being the three inch type for snipping threads. I keep them beside my  different machines and a pair by the sofa for my hand sewing in the evening.  My favorite pair is my 8 inch material scissors purchased in Saudi nearly 30 years ago. They still cut great and are my favorite because I think of the 8 year old boy they were purchased from. His dad had died and he was now in charge of running the family store and make a living for the family. So each time I use them I think of him.

    Pat wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 12 September 2011, 12:01 PM

    I have 13 pair of scissors.  I don't have a favorite, because each pair serves a differnt function.  Some are for cutting out patterns, some for paper piecing, some for snipping threads, some for embroidery work, etc.  But I would sure love to try out a pair of yours, should I be that lucky.

    stvzgrl wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 12 September 2011, 12:11 PM

    Scissors-well, to be brutally honest, I have only 2 pairs of scissors for sewing. One of the pairs is hanging on the wall of my sewing room in a shadow box.  They belonged to my Grandma who is the one who fostered my love of fabric and sewing.  She was left handed and I am not, so they really aren't functional for me...just inspiration.  The other pair that I have are Gingher and are about 21 years old. My husband gave them to me along with a sewing machine as a Christmas gift the first year we were married.

    Ms MoomMist wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 12 September 2011, 1:22 PM

    I own 4 pairs of Fiskars, 1 pair of pinking shears (Old), 2 pairs of Ginghers sewing scissors, a pair of the laser light scissors ( wish the light was aligned properly), 1 pair of non-descript pair of shears that I've had for years and cannot count the paper scissors, crafting scissors, embroidery scissors and snips and miscellaneous scissors that are around here.

    But this is a pair I would love to try "New 7" Serrated Sewing/Quilting Scissors"

    So I am hoping I will win. Thank you for the opportunity!

    MAGGIE WARREN wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 12 September 2011, 2:25 PM

    Your scissors are an amazing product.  Thank you for making them available to us.  I currently own 2 pair of Havel scissors:  the 8" and the 5 1/2" curved tip.  The 8" are my 'go to' shears for cutting fabric and the curved tip pair hang on a lanyard around my neck when I am operating our Handi Quilter long arm machine.  I could not work without them!

    Marsha wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 12 September 2011, 4:01 PM

    I have several  pairs of scissors but I  really  need a "good set" I've never owned Havel scissors but I  sure would love to  have a pair.

    mkerns7555 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 12 September 2011, 5:15 PM

    I have 15 pair of scissors: big and small; paper and fabric; pinking shears; very old, heavy ones that belonged to my grandmother.  My favorite are my Fiskars Softouch, because my hands don't get tired when I use them, even for long periods of time.

    Terri wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 5:05 AM

    I have 6 pair of large "sewing" scissors, 3 pair of little "nipper" scissors, and 3 pair of "edging" scissors.

    The newest pair of sewing scissors is my favorite because they are the sharpest!

    Susan6189 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 8:09 AM

    I own about seven pairs of scissors and several thread snips.  The ceramic scissors were not very sharp but my favorite is whatever is the sharpest.  I'd love to have a really good pair such as Havel.

    sharonsue2000@shidlerok.net wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 8:55 AM

    I don't have many scissors, nor are they a really good quality, as I have just recently started back to quilting after my husband passed away. I live on a fixed income, but I did buy a pair of Fiskars that I really like. It would be so nice to have a wonderful set of good quality scissors to help me with my creations.

    Kippy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 9:05 AM

    I love scissors!!  I have 17 pairs of scissors: large, to airplane travel safe!  My favorite ones are the little curved tip Havels that are so very sharp for trimming the eyelashes around applique.  They work great everytime!  And the rag snips for making rag quilts, have such a great spring in them, my hands never get tired of the clipping.  Thanks for making such a great product!!

    Catharine Gay Youngman wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 9:11 AM

    I couldn't even guess how many  pairs of scissors I own,  but my favorite are the smaller 4 or 5 inch.  I do applique work and these are the size I need most.

    souderja wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 9:19 AM

    I love scissors and believe each has a purpose.  I have at least 30 pairs.  I have snipets by all of my machines (3), small curved edge for machine embroidery (3), small sharp ginghers (2), 3 dress maker pairs, applique scissors with bills (2), 12 novelty pairs, pinking shears, 7" serated edge, 3, 5, 7 and 9" scissors for general sewing purposes, large curved scissors for machine applique and 4 pair paper cutting scissors.

    suser408 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 9:39 AM

    I *think* I have seven pair; the last three are Kai that I purchased at the expo last year.  My favorite and most used are my curved embroidery scissors.  Oh, make that eight!  I have my grandmother's small scissors attached to my chatelaine, too!

    sagearwen wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 9:46 AM

    I do lots of sewing and crafts so scissors are alwys available in my house.For quliting purposes I have (2) pair of cutting shears, (3 or 4) embroidery scissors that I use for hand work in my take-along projects and (2) pair ofsnipping scissors that I use next to my machine when sewing.  As for papaer scissors I have at least (4) pair of them.  I also have barber scissors for trimming my hair.  The scissors I have work but I would love to have high quality scissors such as Havel's Scissors.

    JuliaFay wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 10:05 AM

    I have 6 pairs of scissors.  My favorite is a pair of stork scissors that my mother gave me when I was in high school.  They are my favorite because 1- my mother gave them to me and 2- they seem to be the ones that are always right for the project I am working on.

    Duane Wiley wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 10:14 AM

    I have 5 pairs of scissors in my arsenal but you can never have too much of a good thing!  My favorite pair is my dressmaker shears but I don't use them very often.  I find myself using my little 3 inch utility scissors for cutting little threads and I use my rotary cutter for the quilting cuts.  Then of course, I have the paper cutters that we all have!  I have never tried Havel's Scissors but I sure would like to!

    terremt wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 10:43 AM

    I have5 pair of scissors in the house, one for outside, one in the kitchen and 3 in my crafts room for quitling my favorite in the teflon coated pair I use cutting appliq.., I also use my rotary cutter alot.

    terremt wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 10:43 AM

    I have5 pair of scissors in the house, one for outside, one in the kitchen and 3 in my crafts room for quitling my favorite in the teflon coated pair I use cutting appliq.., I also use my rotary cutter alot.

    pennylynne wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 10:46 AM

    I own 7 pairs of scissors.  Some too heavy, some too dull, some just right.  The just right scissors are much easier to hold in my hand and not too weighty or too long.  They are made by Fiskars and are perfect for trimming applique work.

    Deblaquinta wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 10:49 AM

    I own 1 fabric pair of scissors and a small embroidery pair but I ruined them guess you learn from experience. Next time I get a pair I will take care of them.

    Julie Tufts wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 10:53 AM

    I have seven pairs of scissors. My favorite pair of scissors was my gingher pair but they became dull. So now I'm using creativeworks for my lrg. scissors and for my small Honeybee these are great for  cuttting small applicay's and anything sticky. I would have to say that the Honrybee scissors are my favorite for right now.

    rciarami wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 10:59 AM

    I am always purchasing different types of scissors.  You never have enough!!

    gonder wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 11:08 AM

    I own about 7 pairs of scissors! An "antique" pair of pinking shears that were my great grandmothers who did dressmaking, 2 pairs of Fiskar Soft Touch, 2 pairs of gingher's, and 2 pairs of little stork nosed!!

    Nancy D wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 12:13 PM

    Well I probably have a couple dozen floating around the house (including large and small ones but not including the dozen fancy paper cutting ones) that started as "mine" for the sewing room but were "borrowed" by one of my kids and thus no longer any good for cutting fabric.  Now I have two good pairs that I have written "FABRIC" on so they know not to take them.  My favorite are my Fiskar 8" and a small little snips pair that I don't know where I got, but I use them for embroidery and love.

    upchurs wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 12:20 PM

    I have at least 5 pair for paper. One pair for in the kitchen. 3 pair for sewing. 4 pair for small sewing work. One pair of Kai's for cutting rubber stamps. My favorite sewing scissors are Fiskars with orange and green handles. They are super sharp and comfortable to use. My favorite paper scissors are whichever I find at the time.

    KAY wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 12:31 PM

    I have pinking shears, embrodiery scissors, small embrodiery scissors, 2 sewing fabric scissors, but I like the looks of your 7" or 8" sewing/quilting shears as they look like they would be great for cutting patterns and material for quilting!  My dream is to find a pair of sewing/quilting shear that is not bundlesome, that is similar to a barber shear so you can not have a bulky handle, blade thin and lightweight.

    KAY wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 12:31 PM

    I have pinking shears, embrodiery scissors, small embrodiery scissors, 2 sewing fabric scissors, but I like the looks of your 7" or 8" sewing/quilting shears as they look like they would be great for cutting patterns and material for quilting!  My dream is to find a pair of sewing/quilting shear that is not bundlesome, that is similar to a barber shear so you can not have a bulky handle, blade thin and lightweight.

    Darlene Jacolik wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 12:43 PM

    I own about 10 pais of scissors. My favorite is a small pair that I keep by my sewing machine to clip threads as I work.

    ewrichards2 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 12:46 PM

    I have at least 8 pairs:  2 pairs of Gingher dress shears; 1 pair gingher embroidery scissors; 1 pair of Singer scissors; and 4 pairs of paper and other use scissors.  I love my gingher embroidery scissors because they are small and sharp as can be.  

    Martisgran wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 2:30 PM

    I have about 10 pair of scissors, maybe more. I like the 7 or 8 inch quilting scissors because they are so versatile.  I don't have any Havel scissors but would love to win some.

    Lynn Hyman wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 2:46 PM

    I have at least 8 pairs of scissors, including 8-inch ones for cutting fabric and paper, 5-inch applique

    scissors that I used for years to cut my son's hair, and some smaller ones for close cutting.  My favorite ones are the hair-cutting scissors because they bring back many happy memories of hair-cutting chats with my son, who is now married and living in Houston.

    cmarkstahler wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 2:53 PM

    I have 3 pairs of scissors...one for sewing, one pinking shear that was given to me by my mother-in-law and one for everything else.  Everyone in the house knows "You don't touch Mom's sewing scissors!"

    Susan wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 3:45 PM

    Just now counted 11 pairs of scissors.  Wait...make that 13, with the 2 in the kitchen, and there's... well, you get the idea. My current favorite is my Gingher 8" shears, but really I love them all. I just got a pair of "Wicked Step Scissors" for embroidery. So cool !

    CAROLB-31 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 5:02 PM

    I have 4 pairs of scissors.  My favorite is a small pair that is flat for cutting embroidery threads.  I am curious about the Teflon scissors.

    April (tapratt) wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 5:13 PM

    LOL...I am not sure how many pairs I have. but my favorite pair would have to be my little micro pointed ones, they make cuting out some of the hardest designs easy because they can get into tose tiny little corners.

    Glenna wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 5:20 PM

    I haave a scissor fetish and must own at least 20 different pair, from 8" Ginghers to tiny scissors an thread snippers.  I use them all, for different purposed, but use the 5" embroidery scissors most often.   I've been hearing good things about serrated sewing scissors so will be interested in seeing some.

    Glenna wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 5:20 PM

    I haave a scissor fetish and must own at least 20 different pair, from 8" Ginghers to tiny scissors an thread snippers.  I use them all, for different purposed, but use the 5" embroidery scissors most often.   I've been hearing good things about serrated sewing scissors so will be interested in seeing some.

    sassypixie wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 6:03 PM

    I have about 4 scissors my farvotie is  ginghers thread snippers I keep that by my sewing machine

    Marjorie Pierce wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 6:06 PM

    I have about 5 pairs of scissors, from the small embroidery scissors, 3 pairs to my large Singer pair that I use for cutting out material.  I would certainly appreciate your new ones as they look to be very special.

    beaquilterdotcom wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 6:41 PM

    I don't have any of THESE scissors, but have a set of titanium scissors that I got from walmart, I actually really like them! then I have a tiny pair of golden scissors that I use to cut thread from embroidery or my long arm

    houtektw wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 6:44 PM

    I have scissors everywhere... with my embroidery cotton, with my knitting supplies, one or two pair with each applique project (I have three different ones on the go at the moment), 8" for cutting fabric that I keep near my sewing machine, several pair for cutting paper, pinking shears, and so on.  My favorite pair at the moment is a pair of 7 inch that are sharp and strong but just the right size to be easily portable.  I agree with my contestant colleagues.  A quilter and media artist can never have too many scissors.  I am not familiar with your product and would love to try them!

    jaent wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 7:10 PM

    I have only 3 good pairs of scissors.  My favorite is a small pair of embroidery scissors.  they are small, easily portable and very  pretty.  I could certainly use more pairs because it would be nice not to have to move my good shears back and forth between my sewing table and the cutting table.

    LJ_Tulip wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 7:17 PM

    My goodness, I think I must have around 8 pair of scissors that I use for sewing.  (I'm not counting the paper scissors, craft scissors, and kitchen ones!)  I love having a pair by my machines and then I have a few specialty pairs, too.  My favorite is a pair of Gingher I received as a gift about 35 years ago.  I have treated them with "much" respect and they, in turn, have stayed wonderfully sharp; I had to have them sharpened about a year ago when they developed a nick in one spot.  Why are they my favorite:  because they've stayed sharp and never fail me.  I think having a guard is a perfect touch to scissors.

    Barbara wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 7:39 PM

    I have had many through the years due to the fact that I never felt a need to invest in anything more. Upon retiring and becoming  new quilter I decided a change was in order. I bought a pair of Gingher's and have never looked back. I love them and treat them with such care. They are always sharp and therefore a pleasure to use. I also would never have a doubt about recommending them to someone else.

    boopbettyboop wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 8:15 PM

    I have 3 pairs of scissors that I have to keep hidden from the kids at all times.  My favorite is the Ginghers, they are kept under lock and key!!

    connie kapralos wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 8:18 PM

    I OWN DOZENS OF SCISSORS BUT MY FAVORITE ARE FISKIRS

    Sillydilly wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 8:18 PM

    I have several pairs of scissors but non of them are real good.  I have been looking at different scissors and have not decided on which ones to invest in.  I want some real good ones that stay sharp no matter how much fabric is cuts!! he he  

    cdahlgren wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 9:42 PM

    I have two good sewing scissors, about 10 pairs of papercrafting scissors, most of which can't be found most of the time. I would love a set of good scissors--for embroidery, quilting, counted cross stitch. Scissors NOBODY ELSE can use!!

    Quiltin Gammie wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 10:04 PM

    I have 5 at the moment. My expensive fabric cutting shears, my expensive small scissors for precision cutting in small areas, my ones made especially for clipping rag quilts (love it!), my pinking shears and my paper cutting ones. It's hard to pick my favorite because they all serve a purpose. But when making a rag quilt it's the clipping ones!!

    DARLENED-3 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 10:09 PM

    I'm finding out the necessity of  using very good scissors.  The set offered would be a wonderful addition to my sewing room.  Being left handed has proven to be a challenge at times.  The procision of this set looks like I could use t

    DARLENED-3 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 10:09 PM

    I'm finding out the necessity of  using very good scissors.  The set offered would be a wonderful addition to my sewing room.  Being left handed has proven to be a challenge at times.  The procision of this set looks like I could use t

    glass2quilts wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 10:30 PM

    I have 1 pair of 8" Gingher dressmaker's scissors (my favorite because they still cut fabric really cleanly and easily), but after 40 years of use, are in need of sharpening, but I'm afraid to trust them to anyone for fear they'll ruin them.  I have 3 other types of scissors for sewing, eg. fan-blade embroidery, pinking shears-never use, and 8" dressmaker's scissors with spring action (supposed to be easier to use with carpel tunnel syndrome, but I don't like them at all), plus several old pair inherited from my mother-in-law for paper and other household tasks (in need of being thrown out), as well as 2 pair of Havel spring-type thread snips which I have to share with my husband for his cross stitch - they are beginning to get dull with the excessive use and are in need of being replaced.  They are my favorite for machine embroidery - I wouldn't do embroidery without them.

    Candiquilts wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 11:14 PM

    I have many pairs of scissors, however not very many good ones. My favorite pair are ones that were my Mothers! They are 8 inches long, and need to be sharpend right now. Mostly I use Fiskirs scissors.

    It seems like I am always going in different rooms to find the ones that I want!! Even now that the kids are grown and moved I still can't find the "right" ones half the time.

    sunnydi4ever wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 6:26 AM

    I have about 9 pairs of scissors.  My Gingher for cutting fabric, and quite a few cheaper ones for cutting everything else.  My favorite would be my small curved-tip sissors.  They are great for clipping threads close to the surface of my project and make it easy to clean up loose threads

    Chris Sandstrom wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 6:37 AM

    I have one pair of curved tip embroidery scissors....love them.  They are the best small scissors I've ever used.

    jpreiner wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 6:52 AM

    I have several pair of scissors.  If I have to say that I have a favorite, it would have to be my Clauss Titanium scissors.  These scissors cut leather just as easily as they cut cotton fabric.

    Barb Colvin wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 8:35 AM

    I think I have about 7 pair.  My favorite are the little stork embroidery scissors that were my grandmother's, but I never use them. The pair I use the most are for hand work and at the machine--Blooms titanium 5" straight blade--they are very sharp and have comfortable grips.

    Peggy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 8:59 AM

    I am down to four pair of  scissors.  I have two girls who have left home and I have given them few things to start their own sewing collection.  I have to say that my favorite is either the scissors I got when I was in Jr High from my Mom (I don't use them much.....they need TLC, but they will always be one of my favorites).  Another is one that my girls gave me ..... they are a little thread scissors, I use them all the time and usually have them attached to me somewhere on my shirt for easy finding.

    skblack wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 9:23 AM

    3 high quality pair is all I need.  1 long shear, the office kind with the bend behind the blades.  I short sharp clipper for getting those dogears and clipping those rag quilts. 1 bent tip snip for getting down to the embroidery threads and clipping my chain piecing.

    LAVERNP wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 9:53 AM

    I have only 3 pair of scissors. I recently bought rag quilt scissors from FonsandPorter and they are wonderful. I also have a pair of Gingher scissors and they are quite nice.  As of yet, I don't own Havel's scissors,but I would love to own them as I have heard they are exquisite.

    lmwillett wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 10:54 AM

    I own 9 pair of scissors just for sewing.  Even though I try to guard them, it seems that my boys still get into them.  I always have to look for them when I want to use them.  My fav for sewing are my curved, small scissors, they are great all around clippers.

    VICKIL-5 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 12:13 PM

    I own 13 pairs of scissors, all sizes.  I was lucky enough to inherit my great grandmother's scissors - which is my favorite of course!  I don't use them.  They are displayed along with the note my grandmother wrote letting me know who they once belonged to.  Very special.  But I would LOVE to have some brand new pretty purple handled scissors.  They look so comfy to use.

    Elizabeth P. wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 12:35 PM

    I now have 12 pair of sewing scissors.  For Mother's Day this year, My husband gave me 5 pairs of Gingher scissors.  I had mentioned wanting a small (4" or 5") pair of Serrated scissors for applique work.  He went looking, but could'nt find exactly what I had mentioned.  So he bought every pair recommended by sales people in three different shops.  What a guy!

    My favorite is the Gingher serrated dressmakers scissors for general fabric cutting.  I also love my odd little scissors that were ment for eye surgury -- they are about 2 1/2 inches long with the cutting tips at a 90 degree angle to the handles.  Perfect for snipping threads and detailed applique work.  I can even take them through airport security.

    Panda35 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 12:48 PM

    I've lost count of how many pairs I have.  My favourite is currently my 3" embroidery scissors because they are nice & sharp & accurate.

    SHARONM-26 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 2:09 PM

    Just so we are on the same page i will tell you how many pairs of scissors i have but you have to promise not to tell my husband. He is on a need to know basis and he really does not need to know. I have 28 pair of scissors, i know that seems like a couple pairs too many but a lot of them belonged to my mother and grand mother my mother in law and her mother and i am fortunate to have them all. Which pair is my favorite it depends on what i am making but if i have to pick one pair it would be my mother in laws 5 inch Fiskars they follow me all over the house as i quilt or sew for my granddaughters or in the evenings doing hand work.  They stay super sharp and are a nice size for me

    nonieg wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 4:43 PM

    Scissors of which I have probably 25 pairs as I keep several for paper cutting so my grandchildren don't use my sewing or embroidery scissors. The ones I use the most are my thread snips of which I have three or four pair, one for each sewing, serger and embroidery machine I own plus several small ones on cords so I don't lose them. My pinking shears come in handy when cutting something for my granddaughters clothes I make them, as well as the 8" shears I have had since I started working in the textile trade in 1985 they were the first good ones I bought and so  have kept them hid for my personal use I also own several rotory cutters also used for fabric only. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your contest as I very seldom win anything.

    ttkcc123 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 6:26 PM

    I own many pairs. They always disappear. I have 4 in the kitchen for basic utility cutting. I have 1 at my sewing machine and many of the small hand-held for snipping threads when I'm done sewing, and I have 4 pairs quilting. My favourite is the small thread cutters with a curved blade that I use on my quilting machine - I like the curved blades so that I don't snip the fabric on the quilt when I am trimming threads.

    Janice Stevens wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 6:47 PM

    I love your scissor and have 3 pairs.  My favorite are the curved tip scissors.  When trimming there is no threat of cutting your quilt by mistake.

    judd63 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 7:22 PM

    I have 1 good pair which I use for cutting fabric. It is a pair of Friskars.  They are wonderful  I have carpal tunnel in both hands and my pair is made for arthritics.

    vic-quilts wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 7:30 PM

    I have 3 pair that I use on a regular basis when I am sewing but I have several pairs thoughout the house.  I even carry a pair of small scissors in my vehicle.  My favorite pair is the little snips that are hanging from my sewing machine.  They are perfect for snipping threads and I can always find them!

    linsin1951@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 7:48 PM

    I have 10 pair of scissors. They range from my fabric scissors to snips. Each is a favorite as each has a use of it's own. My Gingher fabric scissors is the pair I use the most as they cut so well and stay sharp.  It would be such a pleasure to win and try your brand.

    lakehurongal wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 7:55 PM

    Well, I have over a dozen pairs of scissors in my home ranging from snips to large dressmaking shears.

    I quilt, sew, cut paper and even debone chicken with them, and the prices varied from very expensive to dollar store bargains.  Am I satisfied - no!  I have yet to find the ultimate, never-fail, cut-all-types of fabric scissors which don't skip, bind or balk at several layers.  Perhaps Havel's can help.

    kbiciocchi wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, 9:51 PM

    I own six pairs of scissors, three for sewing and three somewhere else around the house.  My favorite pair is the smallest - they are about three inches in length and very sharp and pointed.  They are very convenient when piecing quilts on my machine.  

    Blue Quilter wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 2:33 AM

    I have seven pairs of sewing scissors. My favorite is the one I inherited from my grandmother. In spite of it being old and very used, it is really sharp and cuts well.

    Susan wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 2:59 AM

    Probably have 9 or 10 pairs of scissors not counting the paper scissors set that I keep for the grandkids to use.  I am always on the search for a good pair of embroidery scissors.  I had a pair of 5 inch double curved embroidery scissors that broke and have been looking for another pair of those for years.  Have only had one pair of Havel's and really enjoyed using them.. they are very old and I only use them sparingly now because I don't want them to break.. thanks for the contest...

    Nora wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 6:00 AM

    The tools of sewing add to the success of sewing projects - and scissors rank high as important tools.

    ichan wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 7:10 AM

    I have upwards of 20 pairs of scissors!  My favorites are...the Ginghers and the itty bitty Fons and Porter ones with the red handles.  I use rotary cutters most often, but when I get to cut fabric with a good pair of scissors....ah, that is delightful!

    mrslilqik wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 7:15 AM

    I have gotten into arguments (ok fights) with my kids and husband because they grab MY sewing scissors to cut papers, plastic, METAL  ...  instead of the old scissors I have left for them to do all of that with  ...

    As a begginer quilter my favorite pair of scissors are the "sharp" ones   ...   lol      

    I have some Fiskars Razor Edged (the ones w/no hole for your thumb) those are pretty good -nice and sharp - although it took a while for me to get used to using them and holding my thumb in place  ...   lol.  I also have a set of 3 Fiskars titanium scissors that I just bought a couple of months ago - the little ones I use right by the sewing machine to cut the thread (my sewing machine is about 60 yrs old it doesn't cut thread - lol) and the other two travel from ironing board, to dinning room table, to bed   ...  depending where I'm cutting.

    walhallawoman wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 7:53 AM

    I have several small embroidery scissors AKA suture removal scissors from my time as a dental assistant, a pair of snippers, a pair of J.A. Henckels and a KAI 7230.  KAI 7230 is the one I use for cutting cloth, the Henckels now cut paper and the others mentioned are obvious.  I have tried your product as of yet!

    Thanks!

    Boulder Jane wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 7:57 AM

    I'm just getting acquainted with Havel. I own three pair of Havel scissors, all Snip-Eze -- I keep one with my sewing/embroidery machine, one with my serger and a spare in case I misplace one pair. I'm a senior sewist -- starting in junior high in the early 1950's. I didn't discover the wonderful world of Havel until I bought an embroidery machine -- any future scissors I buy will be Havel!

    Barb Schan wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:04 AM

    I own nine pair of scissors...three for fabric alone, two for paper/other things, a pair of thread cutting scissors I found in a fly tying store and a pair of scissors that look like a stork.  Those are my favourite, the stork, only because my Mom had a pair just like them many, many years ago and like so many things about quilting, they remind me of her and leave me feeling that she is still a part of my creativity.

    pray4zion@juno.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:09 AM

    I own 8 scissors. My favorite are the straight pointed scissors.

    They give a nice clean, sharp cut. Go through fabric like a knife sailing

    through butter!

    pray4zion@juno.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:09 AM

    I own 8 scissors. My favorite are the straight pointed scissors.

    They give a nice clean, sharp cut. Go through fabric like a knife sailing

    through butter!

    knewton@sktc.net wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:28 AM

    I have 8 pairs of scissors. I only use my 8 inch scissors for cutting fabric and love that they lock and stay sharp. I think my favorite pair is my 5" scissors though. I use them at the machine and then carry them with me when I do all kinds of hand sewing. They are my favorite because of their versatility! I keep at least two pairs of scissors for nothing but paper cutting. I've been looking to purchase another pair of good scissors so winning would be a real treat!

    Walt wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:34 AM

    I have 3 pairs of scissors.One for quilting, one for applique and one for embroidery. My favorite are the embroidery scissors that I have. They are beautiful and cut the threads close. They remain sharp and clean.

    JAP wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 9:10 AM

    I own three pairs of sewing scissors.  All are Fiskars.  I have had my 8-inch fabric cutting scissors for 30 years. I have two 1 1/2 inch  embroidery scissors.  One pair I keep in my hand embroidery basket and the other pair I keep in my sewing room.  We have several pairs of utility scissors around the house for everyone else to use.  

    TERESAF-3 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 9:27 AM

    I have 2 8 in "fabric" , 1 8 inch "paper", 2 pairs of snips, and 4 pairs of embroidery scissors - I think. As with many of the others my scissors take a hike out of my sewing area with alarming frequency to be repurposed by my son and husband. My favorite pair is a 3 1/2 inch pair with sharp points from Fiskar

    sandrap@oz.net wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 10:18 AM

    I dont own any!  I am planning on getting the teflon coated 5 1/2 inch ones as they are my favorite ones and would be the most useful to me.  My hands get fatigued and the ergonomic hanle would be perfect.

    annieb45 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 10:51 AM

    Oh my , I own so many pairs of scissors.  As I checked them out I realize lots are from Italy and a couple from Germany.  I have my first pair from High School Home Econ classes more than 50 years ago.  All together 30 pair;  large ones, in between ones  and small ones. Some do not feel right, others just do not keep the cutting edge.    My favorite are the curved blade  Havel's 33025.  I do a lot of Embroidery work and they are just wonderful.

    annieb45 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 10:59 AM

    Oh my, I seem to have scissors everywhere.  From the cruddy handle Fiscars ( for paper only)  I have threatened dire consquences to the one who touches my sewing scissors, kids and hubby are just not to be trusted with a good pair of sewing scissors.  I have about 30 pair; big ones, in between ones and small ones.  I seem to be buing more because they do not keep the sharp blades to the tips.  I think I need to invest in a pair of Havel's 8 inch for cutting fabric.  My very favorite is Havel's 33025 curved scissors for embroidery, but I find myself using them at the sewing machine for everything.

    Joanmh wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 2:49 PM

    I have 9 sewing scissors plus one paper scissors for cutting freezer paper.  I have a 6" applique scissor, (2) 4" embroidery scissors, (1) 8" razor edge scissor, (1) 8" pinking shears, (1) 8 1/2" general cutting scissor, (1) 6" softouch micro tip scissor along with (2) that belonged to my mother/a 6 1/2" and a 6".  My mothers' could be more than 50 years old and still working great.  I have them sharpened as needed.  I use all of these quite a bit, but I would say my favorite is the razor edge because it cuts so beautifully.

    MARILYNN-3 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 3:18 PM

    I have about 9 pairs of scissors, but my favorite are large Ginghers that have a protective blade cover, are heavy, and cut fabric like butter. Sharpened just once in over 20 years.

    DIANEJ-2 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 3:33 PM

    i have about 20 pairs of scissors. Some I inherited from my mother.  My favorite are probably the embroidery scissosrs.

    madme wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 3:34 PM

    I own 6 pair, large and small.  I don't have a favorite since I use them for a purpose....small ones to take along or on the ironing board; large shears by the cutting table and machine.  I don't have any of the fancy names so don't have anything to compare them to...

    Marnie311 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 3:40 PM

    I have scissors scattered everywhere in my home, and I am truly afraid to count just how many ! A quick guess puts it well over twenty pairs. They all have their purpose and my husband always asks before he uses any of them, in case he's using the wrong ones for a particular task.

    My favorite pair is the little pink embroidery ones that came with my new Janome 350E. I love them because they are pink ( my favorite color ), very suitable for the job they are intended to do and most of all because they are sharp!

    Cindy Farrell wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 3:41 PM

    I have about 9 pairs of scissors that are scattered about my sewing room.  My favorite pair is my cotton theory scissors because they are so sharp and cut through lots of layers like butter.  But I could really use a good pair of curved embroidery scissors.  The ones I have now are getting dull.  I have to saw through the thread and it leaves fuzzies.

    frenm1 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 3:46 PM

    I don't know how many I have. There are probably a dozen or so, but they have so many places to hide. I think my favorites are the small ones that can easily travel with you when you want a small project package to go.

    MARILYNM-14 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 3:52 PM

    I have at least 10 pair. Several for sewing, for emroidery, and crafting. For fabric my Ginghers are my favorite, but over all I would say my little snippers get the most use being next to my machines. They are so handy for snipping threads while sewing, doing embrodiery, using the serger or handsewing.

    Beth wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 3:56 PM

    I have 14 pairs of scissors, but my all time favorites are the serrated teflon kind for use with applique.  I have recently begun to sew wool applique, and serrated scissors are essential to cutting accurately and smoothly.  If you don't get an accurate cut in wool, it will definitely show on the finished product, and wool is too expensive for "do overs."  

    feffertim wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 4:03 PM

    I have seven pairs of scissors, but I must say the ones I use the most are my little snips that sit right by my machine.  I would love to try some Havel's scissors tho

    AmandaG wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 4:18 PM

    I own 2 pairs of big scissors that I use for cutting fabric, a pair of pinking shears, a small pair of scissors that I keep by me sewing machine for cutting thread, and about 5 pairs of Fiskars kid scissors that I keep with my knitting/crochet/cross stitch projects.  My favorite is my large pair of easy open Fiskars scissors that i use for for fabric because they are less tiring on my hand.

    Jeanie Moore wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 4:19 PM

    I have three pairs of scissors which sit beside my machine.  My favourite ones are my little snips...easy to use and easy on my hands.  I would love to win some Harvel scissors.

    Cheryl wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 4:20 PM

    I have TMTC (too many to count) pairs of scissors...many inherited from my mother and grandparents.  My favorite pair depends on what I am doing at the moment...embroidery (hand vs machine), crafting, scrapbooking, working with grandchildren, quilting, machine piecing.  I would guess I use my small Gingher embroidery scissors the most...at least, they are the ones currently needing sharpened.  I have never had a chance to try Havel's brand...and am curious about them.

    RAYB-2 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 4:24 PM

    I have about 10 pair of scissors -- some for fabric [which i indicate with one color ribbon] and the others for paper/plastic/etc [which have a different color fabric to help identify them].  I never use one pair for the other job!  My favorite is a new one by Karen Ann Buckley - sorry it's not a Havel -- but it has a serrated edge all the way to the tip and it cuts wonderfully.

    plaispins wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 4:33 PM

    I have 6 pairs of scissors - 5 of which I keep in my sewing room.  Two pairs are used exclusively for fabric cutting and one exclusively for pattern cutting.  The other two are just "grab me and cut" scissors.  But the 6th pair is a tiny, sharp pair with a little bird engraved on the blade.  They are my favorite because they were my grandmother's and were the only things which were given to me when she died 40 years ago.  They are dated 1911, so she got them when she was 15 years old.  I love them because they were hers and I will give them to my granddaughter, now age 5.

    siatnan wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 4:54 PM

    I have at least 25 pairs of scissors.I have to have double of everything to use at the farm as well as use at home. There are no favourites yet, still looking for the magical pair.

    mmdak@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 4:54 PM

    I have 18 or 19, including at least 3, maybe 4, of Havels.  I have scissors all over the house with various small scissors in every ongoing sewing/knitting project box/container.

    mmdak@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 4:54 PM

    I have 18 or 19, including at least 3, maybe 4, of Havels.  I have scissors all over the house with various small scissors in every ongoing sewing/knitting project box/container.

    NORMAT-2 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 5:03 PM

    I have well over 20 pairs of scissors.  My two favorites are my 8 inch Ginghers for cutting fabrics (those are my "good scissors" ) and my clippers which I keep on my sewing machine.  I have some smaller embroidery scissors that I travel with and some folding ones which I adore. I have some for paper cutting , kitchen use, shop use. But most are for my sewing hobbies. However, I don't have any Havel and from what I understand , I really should.  A creative artist can never have too many scissors.

    lconklin2@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 5:06 PM

    I am a relatively new quilter and I am embarrased to say that I have never heard of Havel scissors, but I would love to win a pair so that we could become closely acquainted.  I currently have 5 pair of scissors.

    Annette Guffy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 5:17 PM

    I have 16 pairs of scissors.  My favorite pair is a very old pair that my father (died when I was 13) gifted my grandmother with he was a boy.  My grandmother was a very talented seamstress/quilter.  So when I pick up those scissors I feel a lot of love in my hands.  I don't have any Havel scissors, but I keep looking for the perfect scissors.

    Beth Ricketts wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 5:36 PM

    I have at least 20 pairs of scissors.  Some for material,some just for batting, some for paper and interfacing, pinking, rag quilt scissors  just to name a few.  I use my gingher 4" embroidery scissors the most followed closely by a pair a Havel snips with a hooked end and my applique scissors.

    SewLindaAnn wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 6:00 PM

    I have about 15 pair, they are split between Fabric, Paper, Embroidery and take along scissors. My very favorite are my Gingher Shears for fabric and my small orange handled fiskars for paper.  The Gingher are comfortable in my hand, bent for long fabric pieces and cut smoothly. The Fiskars, although inexpensive, are the only ones that have kept sharp. I would love to have a good, narrow smaller pair of pinking shears (about 6 1/2) and a reall good scissor for small pieces of fabric.

    sjenews wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 6:01 PM

    I own about 8 pairs of scissors for sewing.  One of my favorite pairs were originally small surgical scissors and another pair I love are large with a ball on the end of one of the sides which make it possible to cut with fabric or batting lying on carpet and not hook the carpet.  These scissors actually came originally from a chicken processing plant, I've had them for years and they are still sharp.

    Brenda wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 6:03 PM

    I think I have about 12 pairs.  The problem is that there are only about 5 pair that I can find at any one time!  And that's if I'm having a real good day.  Favorites?  I think my 8" Gingher's because of how sharp they are, and because they were the first Christmas present my husband bought for me after we got married 34 years ago.  They were expensive for us and I was soooo proud of them.  The first thing I did was to run my finger along the edge and cut it wide open!

    PATRICIAC-23 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 6:07 PM

    I have big bulky ones, small snippy ones and many in between.  8 pairs in all

    I guess my Fiskars are probably the easiest and most comfortable that I use.

    I would love to try yours out and make them my favorite ones now.

    gailcuffe wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 6:07 PM

    I have an endless number of scissors because I really appreciate a good pair.  My favorite pair however is on that I bought for basket making but never got around to using them for it.  I grabbed them one day because they were convenient.  They were really great -- large finger placement holes, sharp tips and a good size.

    gailcuffe wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 6:07 PM

    I have an endless number of scissors because I really appreciate a good pair.  My favorite pair however is on that I bought for basket making but never got around to using them for it.  I grabbed them one day because they were convenient.  They were really great -- large finger placement holes, sharp tips and a good size.

    jgrieder wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 6:12 PM

    I have 10 good sewing pairs, but I primarily use 3 or 4 of them regularly.   I have a pair of Wiss pinking shears that was my Mom's and for sentimental reasons that one is a favorite.  Still has the old green box from the fifties.  I remember her using it when she made clothes for me as a kid.   My favorite for regular use is a pair of bent scissors for cutting fabric if sewing clothing or misc. projects.

    arts1plus@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 6:22 PM

    I have two really good scissors that I am very selfish with...I have three little embroidery/snipping scissors..and I have several "paper" scissors that I will share with!!!  My favorite is a little curved embroidery scissors..great for close snipping.

    DYOUNGINER@sc.rr.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 6:26 PM

    I own about 50 pairs of scissors; my favorites are my 5" Ginghers. I love them and have used them for the past century or so! Another favorite are my super fine tip embroidery scissors...can't live without them! They're great for cleaning up embroidery work as well as frogging. I've tried to buy another pair but haven't been successful. I have one pair of Havel's and would love to have a few more of them!

    boandbg wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 6:42 PM

    I have 6 pairs of scissors.  Two are for paper (in desk drawer and one in table new my favorite chair).   Two for cutting fabric, one large and one medium size.  And 2 on my sewing table, with two different curves.  OOps make that 8 pairs--forgot one in kitchen for cutting packages and one pair of small embroidery scissors next to chair.  I guess if I have to pick a favorite it would be my slightly curved small scissors that I cut threads from my embroidery machine designs.

    Louise wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 6:46 PM

    I have a total of 10 pairs I use for sewing: 4 pr of 8 inch sewing scissors; 4 pr of 6 in sharp pointed scissors; a pair of serreated scissors; a pair of applique scissors, and I won't let anyone else in the house touch them.  

    Marilyn Snow wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 6:53 PM

    Let's see -- I own 9 pair of sewing scissor.  2 shears, 2 pelican applique scissors, 1 pair of tailor points, 1 pair of pinking shears and 3 pair of embroidery scissors -- 2 small and one with the spring action.   I think my favorite is the tailor points because they are small, supper sharp, and stong enough to cut thru several layers of fabric when needed.

    I also have a pair of nippers from when I worked in a sewing factory.  I sometimes use blunt end kids scissors for trimming threads -- don't have to worry about poking a hole is something!

    pinkishcamellia wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 7:08 PM

    I own 10 scissors: 1 regular size pinking, 1 very large pinking, 2 pair embroidery scissors, several pairs craft scissors, and 1 nice pair shears.  I use the embroidery scissors a lot (it's my favorite), the pinking shears never, the craft scissors constantly, and I would use the shears more often, but they need sharpening.

    PAULETTE CLAYTON wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 7:11 PM

    i own 12 pairs of scissors, all for cutting fabric, some are sharper than others! my favorite pair is a scissor that is spring operated and used for snipping the ends of threads.  don't have to fiddle with putting my fingers in the little holes when i'm concentrating on sewing and exact seam.

    Lori wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 7:27 PM

    I own at least 10 or more pairs of scissors.  I really don't have a favorite pair.  I love them all for different reasons.

    Teresa Hatten wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 7:30 PM

    I probably have 10 pairs of scissors counting kids' art scissors, kitchen and utility shears, and several different types for sewing.  My favorite is a pair of embroidery scissors that came with my sewing machine because they're super sharp and small enough to get under individual stitches.

    lilacsandroses wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 7:48 PM

    I've lost count of how many scissors I have!  I do make sure I keep one small pair next to the couch so that I can do my handsewing while watching tv.  As far as my favorite, I don't have one yet.  I'm still looking!  One pair I definately don't like to use has the comfort grip on them.  I do alot of trimming all at once, so I thought they would help, but the rubber(???) wears into 3 of my fingers till they bleed!  But I do like the blades, so I use them only when I'm doing a little bit of cutting.

    jennieb@bex.net wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 7:48 PM

    I have 3 pair . My favorite is  a Wiss brand. My home ec.(that tells you I've had them a long time) recommended that we all buy them . I've not heard of Havel brand. Would love to try them.

    Margaret Schlimmer wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 7:56 PM

    Have lots of scissors but love machine embroidery. Havel's curved tip 5 1/2 inch embroidery scissors are my favorites.  Would love some new ones and would love to add to my speciality scissors!

    jholliji@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 7:56 PM

    I have about 10 scissors, some embroidery, a couple of "special" scissors, some that are titanian that I just love because they cut.  I love scissors that have bigger finger holes in the embroidery scissors and small sharp ones that I keep for snipping threads at the machine. These scissors look really neat and have a guard, and I love the color

    quiltgran wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:05 PM

    I have 11 pairs of scissors including kitchen scissors and embroidery scissors.  My favourite pair is a pair of Fiskars which have a spring in the handle to open them since my thumb hurts when I cut a lot with others.

    cassie69emt wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:23 PM

    I have 5 pairs of scissors ,one curved tip for clipping embroidery threads I consider this my favorite because it makes those little jump threads easier to clip,one straight tip for clipping embroidery threads, a pair of pinking scissors,a pair of spring scissors used for rag quilts,and then the last pair is comfort handle with spring to make cutting large projects easier

    jmosley wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:26 PM

    I have a variety of scissors and duplicates of the ones I use most often, because I am always misplacing them! I have two regular 8 inch sewing shears, another pair for paper, two small embroidery scissors, a pair of applique scissors, one pair of pinking shears, and a pair just for rag quilts. I can't function without them!

    Debi T wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:27 PM

    I have about 15 different scissors around the house.  Some are for paper, gardening, snipping and of course, fabric.  My favorite scissors is a white handled 8 in. scissors that I received as a gift when I worked in a fabric store many years ago.  It's still the best!

    Jackie Moeller wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:28 PM

    I own about 6 pairs of scissors. My favorite is a side snipper.  I am not sure who made them.

    tims55bird wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:35 PM

    I have 4 pairs of scissors. 2big and 2 small at each machine. I love my small ones for easy snipping on embroidery.

    catskillquilter wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:37 PM

    Geeezzz... this is embarassing!  As for sewing scissors, I now own 9 pairs, but some go back to before 1980!  My favorite now are my tiny stork scissors that I use for embroidery!  I dropped my regular cutting scissors a few weeks ago, and I am now in urgent need of more!

    catskillquilter wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:37 PM

    Geeezzz... this is embarassing!  As for sewing scissors, I now own 9 pairs, but some go back to before 1980!  My favorite now are my tiny stork scissors that I use for embroidery!  I dropped my regular cutting scissors a few weeks ago, and I am now in urgent need of more!

    julie.hedden@sbcglobal.net wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:39 PM

    At some point I realized I was spending too much of my life looking for scissors - so I bought a half dozen pairs of paper scissors to leave one in every room (it's amazing how many times they are useful in the master bathroom!).  I would guess I own 20 pairs.  My favorite pair is a 6" fabric pair - small enough to use on embroidery projects and at the machine, but large enough to trim something if needed.

    Deee6 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:50 PM

    I own 6 pairs of scissors. Some of those belonged to my mother, she loved to sew. They are very precious to me as she passed away 10 years ago. My favorite pair is a 6 in fabric pair. I also love my scissors that I use to scrapbook. Always sharp. Would like to own a pair of these to keep up with my sewing.

    nanerscontreras wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 8:52 PM

    I have, over the years, added and lost many a pair of scissiors.  Mostly lost secondary to children and my husband.  The children have gone, but the husband has remained.  To keep him from adding my collection to his, I have placed a pair on the door of my sewing room for his use.  I now keep my 5 pair tucked away from view.  I love my bent handle scissiors, because it allows me to get close to the project and not worry about cutting something by accident.

    nannygayle2 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 9:16 PM

    I have too many pairs of scissors to count.  I buy another pair all the time to try to find a pair that will stay sharp and get the job done.  My favorite pairs right now are by Fiskars and have Titanium blades, an 8 inch and a 3 inch pair.  I would love to have these so that I won't have a need to buy any more pairs of scissors.

    marymackmademine@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 9:36 PM

    I don't own any Havel scissors yet.  I really want to try them.  I desperately need a new pair of smaller scissors, to cut threads and trim things at the machine.  My Fiskars are getting dull.  I own about 8 Fiskars for cutting/piecing, 2 pairs of Gingher shears, some Dritz shears, and 2 pairs of Pinking Shears, one Fiskars and one Mondial.  I usually grab Fiskars Easy Action 8" scissors, and the Micro Tip (which need to be replaced).  I love that they make the work of cutting easier, because the scissors open without pressure from me.  I want to see how Havels compares with them.  Thanks.

    Barb S wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 9:42 PM

    I have one reasonably good pair of scissors for cutting fabric and a good pair of pinking shears hanging on a pegboard above my cutting table in my sewing room.  I have one pair of scissors in a basket on my desk near my printer for paper cutting.  I keep a small pair of scissors at my ironing board and another small pair of scissors near my sewing machine for snipping threads.  I have my mother's embroidery scissors in my sewing basket.  I have a pair of kitchen shears in my knife rack in the kitchen and another pair of utility scissors in the kitchen "junk" drawer.  I also have a special pair of scissors for cutting flowers in the garden. And, I have a small pair of scissors (on a lanyard) that I use for crocheting and knitting.  Oh!  And, I have a pair of electric scissors that are totally worthless.  I have never owned a really good pair of scissors.  As a child, with 8 siblings, I remember that we never, ever could find a pair of scissors when one was needed.  My favorite scissors are the pair hanging above my cutting table because they are sharp and true and make cutting fabric easy.

    p.poole wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 9:53 PM

    I have well over 25 pairs of scissors, both for sewing and for other crafts, paper and household things.  My favorites are my 8" fiskars for sewing and my 5" fiskars for clipping threads and embroidery.  I have several pairs of the special design ginghers that I like just because of the design.  As you can tell I love having scissors and have them everywhere I work on crafts or sewing.

    Debby wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 10:02 PM

    I have 1  pair of 7 or 8" Fiscars  easy action scissors that I use strictly for cutting fabric and many smaller pairs that I keep in different places - like in the pocket of my rocker/glider for snipping threads while crocheting, cross stitching etc, a pair in each of my tote bags for on the go projects, a little snipper next to my sewing machine and of course 2 or 3  "junk" scissors for cutting paper. Also 2 pinking shears that really only "chew" now - they either need to be trashed or sharpened!

    Annette wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 10:52 PM

    I have 3-4 scissors.  Not sure of the correct name, but one is a spring-action pair that I used to clip denim rag quilts.   Couldn't do all the clipping without it.   Another 5" pair I use for my new applique class and I really like the size and how it helps to trim curves on smaller pieces.

    PaulaAnita wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 10:59 PM

    I have eight scissors.  They all have a function.  For example, the embroidery pair, by Gingher. This one is my favorite  because they are the perfect size for snipping applique, and even snipping open a seam, without any damage.  But truthfully, I love them all.  The 8" Gingher scissors always cut fabric beautifully.  Then there's my applique scissors that cut away fabric after stitching.  So, as you can see, they all have a special place for me in my sewing room.  One day I'd like to get a serrated pair, to add to my collection.  I'd love to give them a try.

    Melinda wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 11:07 PM

    I do not have any of your scissors, this is the first I have heard of your company, but I would love to get a pair of cutting shears!

    pam_biswas@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 11:25 PM

    I own 14 scissors and my favorite is 5 1/2" Embroidery and Sewing Scissors with Curved Tip .  There is just no other scissors that I reach for to cut threads on my embroidery or sewing.

    zoomingirl wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 11:33 PM

    I only have three pair of scissors right now.  We had a robbery, and they took my scissors!  I guess the thief(s) must have been quilters :-)

    My favorite pair that I have right now is a 3" pair that have sheath that has a rope to wear around your neck.  I can wear them and keep them away from the baby (toddler) that way, as well as never lose them.

    Lainey Irvine wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Thursday, 15 September 2011, 11:41 PM

    I have 14 pairs of scissors, from teeny tiny nickers that snip the threads at the sewing machine to 2 pairs of large dress making scissors that belonged to my mum. These are definelty my favourite. They are brand called Wiss and come from Finland. They are the same age as me, so that makes them pretty old. The scissor man who sharpens them periodically says to look after them as they are such good quality. Guess that shows that quality will always win out.

    Lorie wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 7:05 AM

    How many scissors do I have??  Countless.  I have a collection of vintage sewing scissors and pinking shears.  By far my favorite "modern" pair is a serrated 8" pair with blue handles that a friend gave me as a gift.  I about panic if I can't find my blue scissors!!  Love the serrated edges for cutting smaller pieces and applique pieces as the serrations grab the fabric for a more accurate cut!  

    Margaret wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 7:27 AM

    I have rounded up all my good scissors and I have 23 pairs. That doesn't include all the cheapies that keep multipling. I have 3 pair of embroidery scissors and I find myself with a pair near me all the time. I think scissors are like fabric - you can never have enough

    kay24gar wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 7:27 AM

    I only own one pair for quilting. It is a seven inch one I think. It would be great together more scissors.

    kay24gar wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 7:27 AM

    I only own one pair for quilting. It is a seven inch one I think. It would be great together more scissors.

    Peggy H. wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 8:24 AM

    I stopped counting at 17.  All but 2 are sewing scissors & my favorite is the latest (of 8) 5" pair I bought, but I'm still searching for that perfect pair.  Hmmmmm.....time to try Havel & stop the searching?

    tomato wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 9:04 AM

    I have four good Scissors, but have a problem keeping one just for fabric.  I have taken a elestic charm and marked them and hope it will do the trick.

    Isabella wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 9:05 AM

    I have no idea how many scissors I have....they are all over the house, and one pair is in my car.

    My favorite one for quilting are fiskars they are very releable. My over all favorites are 2 pairs of embroidery scissors one that belonged to my great grandmother and one to my grandmother.

    KNorris wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 9:09 AM

    I have two for sewing, small and large that I hide.  Then about 4 more for my knitting, weaving projects.  These look really good......

    lilsnailquilts wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 9:12 AM

    hmmmm, if decorative edge scissors count then I have 25+. If not then maybe 8 or so. I dont own any as nice as the Havel's sewing scissors, but my favorite is my fabric scissors that open with a spring to help decrease fatigue and pain of arthritis

    Jana wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 9:15 AM

    I have countless pairs of scissors - antiques, precision, children's, sewing, gardening, embroidery, manicure, kitchen, and on and on. Being left handed, it's always a challenge to find a pair that works perfectly. I really don't have a favorite, but I love my Ginger sewing shears and the embroidery snips that came with my Brother Sewing/Embroidery machines.

    JUNEK-2 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 9:36 AM

    I have five pair of scissors in my sewing room, and my family knows better than to walk away with any of them!  Although I love them all and each has its specific purpose, my favorite would be my very small purple pair that sits right next to my sewing machine, nice and sharp to clip corners and curves with precision.  

    RobertaParker wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 9:41 AM

    As far as sewing shears go, I have two pair--my Ghingers, which are my favorite and another pair of similar size ones with a Singer name on them.  But when I got my Ghingers--those have been my favorite since.  I have a various assortment of smaller scissors at different places aroung the house for non sewing purposes.  I have a pair of snips that I use when I'm traveling and keep in my purse that I enjoy, too.  I would love to try and have your new Japanese scissors--surely they are good and they look very handy.  I like that they have individual covers for protection, too.

    lauradot wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 9:47 AM

    Hmmmm.....that would be asking me how many yards of fabric I have in my stash. I have too many scissors to count and currently my favorite is a small Gingher-probably 7". But to be honest , my favorite pair is any that haven't been used by someone to cut non-fabric items. Now why would anyone use my good sewing scissors to cut wire???? But that is a story for another place and time!

    Debbra Murphy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 10:04 AM

    I have over eleven pairs of assorted scissors (forget to hide from grandkids during visits to grandma).  During the Houston Market Show in 2010, I got a Harvel snips with a neck strap and nip cover that is constantly around my neck and the 3" gingher with the really sharp points, man it's just depends on what I'm working on at tht time.

    Sharon wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 10:23 AM

    I have nine pair of scissors.  My favorite is my 8 inch Ghinger Shears.  I use this pair to cut all my fabric.

    Texasmusicmom wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 10:40 AM

    I have 11 pairs of scissors.....some cheapies tho.  Like my little gold handled embroidery scissors....rip and clip!

    linda55 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 10:58 AM

    I have many pairs of scissors that were passed down to me and several inexpensive ones that I bought to keep with various projects simply for cutting thread and yarn.  My favorites, however, are a 3" scissor by Gingher for applique and shears by Fiskars which I use to cut long lengths of fabrics.  

    Joycee wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 11:09 AM

    I stopped counting at 10 pair of scissors.  I have a 4 piece set of Singer scissors in a blue leather zipper case that was my husbands mothers.  She died long before I met my husband.  I have a brand new pair of Klasse scissors that are still in the box and never used.  My favorite pair is the long billed stork scissors that I bought in Switzerland.  They are gold, 6 1/2" long and very sharp and pointy.  I love these and wish I had bought a dozen.

    Bluegrass&Quilts wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 12:13 PM

    I probably have a half dozen that are worth anything.  The rest are just convenience scissors placed in every room in the house. My favorites are my Omnigrid Sewcraft 4" scissors.  Extra sharp points for applique.  I sure would not mind owning the Havel Embroidery scissors.  Love the curved point!

    Shar Baker wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 12:18 PM

    My scissors collection is at approximately 43 but that could be low.  My daughter has a few that haven't found there way home yet.  My favorite pair are both Gingher.  One is straight cut and the other zig-zag.  Both have been in daily use for over 30 years and hope to keep them another 30.  My daughter has already laid claim to them..

    Cynthia wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 12:50 PM

    I have 15 pairs of scissors specific to various uses.  Some are specifically for machine embroidery, some are for quilting and dress making, and some are for paper, yarn, kitchen items, and embroidery floss.  My favorites ones would have to my tiny Ginghers that I use for machine embroidery.  They are very sharp and it is easy to clip the jump stitches without harming the embroidery.

    f_tillery@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 1:11 PM

    Currently, I have more than ten pairs of scissors.  Some have been put away for because they were handed down from my mother or grandmother.  The pair I use the most are 5" Gingher sharps for cutting small threads and doing embroidery.

    Mary Ann wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 1:45 PM

    I have 7 pairs of scissors.  One or two are for applique, one is for just cutting material out, one is serrated scissors, and have two or three small scissors.  The one I use the most is a six inch scissor that I used for appliqueing, hand sewing, when I am sewing at the machine and etc.

    mwillard wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 2:17 PM

    3 ginghers of which 2 are for applique and other assorted ones

    Barbaraannmc wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 2:54 PM

    I have two pairs of scissors and I'm not that keen on either pair which is why I would like to win this prize as these scissors look awesome!!

    Janice wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 3:13 PM

    I have joined your e-mail. Visited the sight and will return real soon to do more looking & shopping.

    Bob Staresinic wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 3:26 PM

    I own at least 10 pairs of scissors (you can never have too many).  I have one large pair of upholstery scissors that I rescued from the neighbor's trash; 2 pair of cheaper scissors to cut paper or any non-fabric near my sewing machines; 2 old pairs that I have had since high school; one pair of smaller scissors for my nieces and nephews to use with their small hands; one pair of pinking shears; 2 6-inch pairs that are used to cut fabric; and my favorite 4-inch Gingher, which are small, fit in my pocket, easy to travel with, and seem to stay sharp for a long time.

    jrwork wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 5:56 PM

    I own several pair of scissors, my favorites are "cutco", it's a knife company who also make 3 sizes of scissors.  They are at least 10 years old and are still very sharp, and have a good weight to them.

    Michelle wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 5:57 PM

    I only have 3 pairs of scissors. One I use on any none fabric items, like freezer paper, etc. I have love my Gingher 8 inch that I only use for fabric. And I have one pair of small sissors to just cut thread or small applique.  After reading everyone else responses....it looks like I need some more!! Ha!

    katripp wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 6:24 PM

    I have about 18 pairs of scissors collected over quite a few years of sewing, quilting and embroidering.  I have several favorite pairs depending on what I'm using them for--I have several KAI scissors that I like, especially the pair with curved tips and the ergonomix 5" pair.  I also have a 3" pair of softkuts I use alot.  How wonderful there are scissors to help us do so many different tasks so well!  

    misselaineous wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 7:17 PM

    I have 9 pairs of scissors and two Havel scalpel-style seam rippers.  My number one favorite pair are my Dovos. They are very sharp, stay sharp and feel good in my hand.  That pair is closely followed by my Gingher embroidery scissors and my Gingher shears.  I haven't tried any of the Havel scissors, but I would be glad to give them a try.  Most of my scissors are in my sewing room, but I have a complete "traveling" box set up, also.  Have to have good scissors and woe be unto the person who uses any of them for cutting paper.

    misselaineous wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 7:21 PM

    I have 9 pairs of scissors and shears. My number one favorite are my Dovo 4" scissors.  They are light, very sharp with a good point and they stay sharp.  Following the Dovo's are my Gingher shears ( I have 3 pairs) and my Gingher embroidery scissors, which stay at my sewing machine.  I also have 2 Havel scalpel-style seam rippers and they are either at my machine, or in my traveling sewing box.  Got to have good scissors and woe be unto the person who tries to use my sewing scissors to cut paper.  

    pamb850 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 7:37 PM

    I have about 8 pairs of scissors that I use in various parts of my sewing process. My favorite pair is my oldest pair that a co-worker gave me for a Christmas present about 30 years ago. They fit my hand best and are my most comfortable pair to use. I guess scissors are like women...they get better with age!

    Penny wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 8:01 PM

    I finally put some hooks up on my wall so that I could hang my scissors when I'm done so I can find them when I need them.  I have a pair of Gingher's that hang there...but I also love the small scissors I keep near my sewing machine.

    snjmbend wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 8:53 PM

    I have 9 pair of scissors.  My all time favorite is a pair of shears by gingher.  I have used them for sewing many things over my lifetime and now often use them for quilting.  They are sharp and keep the sharpness for a long time.  They cut right to the tip and have a wonderful feel to them, wonderful balance when I'm using them.

    Nancy in IN wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 10:03 PM

    I have six pair that I use all the time. My favorite is Fiskcars (?) that have fat handles and 2-3 inch blades and are very sharp to the point. I use a small pair in my hand sewing. I have duplicates of all scissors in case I need them. I love sharp scissors.

    sklgramma@juno.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 10:29 PM

    I have 2 pair of 8" utility scissors that get used for just about anything including cutting cording and paper. My best scissors are as 8" KAI aand 4" KAI. The larger pair cuts through silky material like a hot Knife cutting butter, and without snagging or wrinkling. The 4" ones I keep for unsewing.

    Carolyn Andrew wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Friday, 16 September 2011, 11:49 PM

    I own an 8" pair of Gingher scissors that I purchased in 1975 at a local fabric shop in Tampa, FL while I was living there.  It took me a few months to come up with the money to buy them and today they are just as magnificent as the day I proudly walked out of the store with them!  They made my clothing, baby clothing, church choir robes and much more over the years including my first few quilts.  I also have several antique fabric scissors that my grandmother left me which I refuse to use but admire on a regular basis.  Gram taught me well, she made sure I knew never to use my fabric scissors on anything other than fabric.  Thanks, Gram!

    bcg wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 17 September 2011, 12:57 AM

    i have about 6 pairs in my sewing room.  my favourites are a pair of black handled sewing scissors that everyone else in the family is programmed to stay away from.

    Kimberly-Ann D. Palazzo wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 17 September 2011, 1:38 AM

    I have 3 pairs of scissors I use for sewing: 2 are small, no-name brands ("Fisker-like") that I use for small sewing tasks, and the 3rd is an 8" - also a "no-name" brand. I use a Fiskers scissors sharpener to keep them well-honed. These 3 pair are dedicated for sewing alone, and I keep them around because they "fit my hands." Actually, I could use a new pair or two! I'd be very interested in trying the Havels!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

    CECILIAY wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 17 September 2011, 12:09 PM

    I have about 5 pairs of scisdors. Only one of them is 8 inches. The rest are small ones for handwork. I like my 8 inch one the best. It is made by Gingher. My small scissors are just cheap ones that were given to me.

    becca8688 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 17 September 2011, 12:39 PM

    I own more pairs of scissors than I can count.  I always fall back on my 8" Ginghers.  I've never used Havel's but I will be trying them.  I love the hot pink handles.  I'm crazy for bright pink colors!!!

    kikiproost@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 17 September 2011, 7:09 PM

    On any given day I can find at least 3 pair of scissors within arm's reach whether I am in my sewing room, propped up in bed with an embroidery project, on the couch or in a chair at a campground. Hoping that my (dear) husband is not reading this, I admit to having 12 pair of scissors. I have been known to accuse my children of pinching my good scissors and using them to cut barb wire, but actually the scissors were probably cheap-o ones to begin with....sorry, kids. My current favorite is the Karen Kay Buckley 8" one that cuts through multiple layers of fabric. And I will always love the Gingher embroidery scissors that I have had for years.

    mountainflower wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 17 September 2011, 7:32 PM

    I have at least 6 pairs of scissors. My favorite pair is my dressmaker scissors and I use them at my machine besides cutting out lots of dresses, quiltblocks, and other projects.

    BirdBrain wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 17 September 2011, 7:54 PM

    Oh my gosh, I have so many scissors - at least 9 or 10.  Scissors for fabric, paper, hair, and even one for trimming my bird's wings!  My favorite is actually an antique pair of scissors I found at a garage sale.  I like them because of the ornate designs, and knowing someone treasured them in the past.  

    Jo Biagioli wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 17 September 2011, 8:07 PM

    My dear! I am sure I have more than 20.  Which is my favorite?  That would have to be my little gingher thread scissors.  I've them since my first quilt, about 20 years, and they are always close by.

    JANA-5 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 17 September 2011, 10:24 PM

    I own probably 10 pairs of scissors.  Mostly because I am always looking for a better pair.  My favorites are all the same.  They have a 2 1/2 - 3 inch blade and have a very sharp point.  I also have 1 pair of gingher embroidery scissors - small and sharp.  My favorite scissors are located by each machine including the long arm and where I sit to do handwork.  I have never heard of your brand before - I will be interested to try a pair.

    Evelyn wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 17 September 2011, 10:51 PM

    Idon't hwave any but would love to own one or two.

    greenstarjs@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Saturday, 17 September 2011, 10:56 PM

    I have at least 6 pairs of scissors.  I really love them all for different reasons, but I guess my favorite would be a Fiskars scissors with a quilting block on it.  It is unique, works well, and doesn't get mixed up with others at quilting retreats!!

    Diane wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 18 September 2011, 9:07 AM

    I have 22 pairs of scissors.  I love my scissors!  The majority of them are Gingher.  My favorite pair are my Gingher dressmakers scissors with pink/flowers handles.  They cut so smoothly.  I also like the weight of them....they feel like real quality.

    KATHY wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 18 September 2011, 9:16 AM

    I have about 6 pairs.  My favorite is my stork scissors.  I use them for hand quilting and they are easy to carry...........

    Thanks for the contest!

    Viki wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 18 September 2011, 9:59 AM

    I know that I own at least 6 pairs of scissors,  probably more!  My favorites are my Fiskars because they cut well (as long as you keep them sharp and clean) and don't hurt my hand too badly (arthritis).  I also like that the handles are colorful.  The scissors that are to be given away are neat b/c they're pink (my fav. color) and there is such a variety!  

    Jane wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 18 September 2011, 10:19 AM

    Who wouldn't love to have new scissors?  Nothing cuts like a brand new pair.  My favorite scissors my mother bought me years ago, I have no idea who made them, but they have a ligthning bolt on.  they have cut out many an item.  I have scissors for every type of sewing I do, and a few pair of traveling ones for when I trek off to my sewing classes.  I even have a pair of pinking scissors around here somewhere!

    nitachoj wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 18 September 2011, 11:46 AM

    Received the teflon coated serrated scissors as a gift.  Absolutely love them this is the only pair that I own.  Tucked away so other family members can't use them.  My wonderful husband was looking for a pair of scissors to cut something and went into my sewing cabiner and found a pair of scissors that he used to cut sheetmetal with.  Next time I went to use them, oh well didn't work well.  Told him he had to buy me a replacement pair and he did.

    ekwms wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 18 September 2011, 2:06 PM

    Oh, my!  It would take a while to count all my scissors & snips!!  The ones I use the most are hanging nearby on a pegboard wall, but I only have 3 pair of Havel's -- bent embroidery, applique' (duckbill) & dressmaker & LOVE the wonderful quality & workmanship.  They're an absolute dream to use, but the budget isn't limitless & will be drastically reduced when my hubby retires!  For now, whenever I see them on sale (or can use a coupon), I try to pick up a pair -- knowing they'll be the ones to pass along to the next generation; sometimes I drool over the next pair of Havel's!  Could THAT be why I have too many to count!?!  

    KATHYV-2 wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 18 September 2011, 2:25 PM

    I have 5 pair of scissors.  The one I like the most is the bent tip thread snips I always keep by my

    sewing machine.   I really like it as it is handy to cut all the threads when I'm sewing because I don't have to put my fingers in holes, I just push the sides together.   I would love to have the Havel's embroidery scissors as I have just started using my new embroidery machine and they would be a wonderful help.  I like the idea of a cover to protect the tips.

    Cathy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 18 September 2011, 4:19 PM

    I have 3 pairs of scissors, besides the cruddy ones that we keep in a junk drawer that I tell everyone to use instead of "my good sewing scissors"! One pair is fiskars for sewing, another pair of pinking shears and an embroidery pair. I would have to say my favorite are the fiskars because they are in my hand the most out of the three pairs!

    Mama Vines wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 18 September 2011, 5:55 PM

    I lost count at 23 pairs, which includes both paper and fabric scissors.  My favorite pair for most usage has purple handles and is an off brand.  The scissors I hide from the family is a Gingher pair that I have had for over 25 years.    My treasured pair- scissors from my grandmother.  Small embroidery pair that she used in the 20's.  They do not cut as well as the newer types, but to me they are priceless.

    Grandma Shorty wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 18 September 2011, 7:07 PM

    I have a pair of Gingher scissors that I use for fabric, a very old pair of Wiss that I keep sharpened and use a lot and a small pair of snips that I found in England.  I have several other pair, but these are my favorites.  The worst trouble my son every was in was when I found him using my sewing scissors for his car carpet.  

    Janet Crossman wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 18 September 2011, 7:15 PM

    I have 9 pairs of scissors, my favourite would be a pair of stainless steel 5" that I use for my handwork. I received these free from a surgical kit I had used many years ago, before the reusable kits, and I had surgery with these in a kit for follow up treatments. Still as sharp as they were 30 years ago.

    Eileen wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Sunday, 18 September 2011, 9:53 PM

    I  have scissors all around the house for different functions, with about 8 pairs in my quilting room alone. My favorite pair has to be my snips as I can keep them below the extension bed of my sewing machine for quick thread trimming & they fit well in my little travel sewing bag.

    Terri wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 19 September 2011, 8:29 AM

    I have 8 different pairs of scissors and the fave is my Gingher Pinks that were my mom's.  They still cut great and are easy on my arthritic hands.

    donnawi wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 19 September 2011, 10:58 AM

    I have 8 pairs of scissors.  I have 2 pairs that are my favorites. Both are serrated.  I love how they grab the fabric.  One large and one small.

    StarLily wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 19 September 2011, 9:02 PM

    oooooyah...how many scissors do I own?  Well...I am a scissor-maniac...lol!  I love scissors and pretty much if a see a beauty that offers quality and function, I buy it!  I want to say I own about 15 fabric quality scissors.  But I'm just guess-ta-mating.  Currently, my favorite is a 5" knife-edge Gingher.  I am shocked to admit it, but I don't have any Havels.  I guess I must now have a Havel...lol, hope I win! : D

    Dianne Koehne wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 19 September 2011, 10:56 PM

    Umm...........to many to count!   I have been sewing for many many years, and have many scissors.  The more the merrier.  I do tend to use the Fiskars with the spring in the handle the most when doing a lot of cutting.  For smaller, more intricate work, I like my stork scissors.  I have about 6 pairs of them.  

    Sue wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Monday, 19 September 2011, 11:16 PM

    I have 8 pairs of scissors and I use the Ginger most of the time.  They are probably the best I have.  I don't own a pair of Havel's but I think I am going to order a pair.  I'm always looking for a better pair of scissors.   I also have 3 pairs of small scissors that I use for embroidery.  The way they slant I can get them under the machine foot really easy.  Oh, I forgot----I use Fiscars too for cutting fabric.  Gosh I couldn't go back to the old way of cutting.  That is one thing I detested about sewing was having to cut fabric with scissors.  

    jackiemack wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 20 September 2011, 9:47 AM

    I have 11 pairs of various scissors and two snips.  I have two favorite pairs, a curved pair for snipping threads after embroidering with my embroidery machine and a 5-1/2" pair for cutting threads while doing hand stitching.

    QuilterBridget wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 20 September 2011, 9:49 AM

    I have about 9 pairs of scissors that are designated for quilting purposes.  My favorite pair is my blunt tip pair because I can get underneath fabric and cut through layers without poking the scissor tips where I don't want to cut.  They look like the scissors you used when you were a little kid; safety scissors.

    CARLA wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 20 September 2011, 10:40 AM

    LIKE 51/2 SERRATED STRAIGHT TIP

    LOVE THE LARGE FINER HOLES

    LOVE THEM TO CUT ALL THE WAY TO THE EDGE

    CARLA wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 20 September 2011, 10:41 AM

    LIKE 51/2 SERRATED STRAIGHT TIP

    LOVE THE LARGE FINER HOLES

    LOVE THEM TO CUT ALL THE WAY TO THE EDGE

    Peggy wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 20 September 2011, 10:58 AM

    I have a total of 9 scissers within my sewing space, including my 2 snips and 2 pinking shears.

    I like my small  5" Heritage the best.  It is always sharp up into the very point, and comfortable to hold.  It can get into the smallest of area to clip and snip off threads.  Especially helpful when doing machine quilting or embroidery.

    Annie wrote re: Spotlight on Havel's Sewing
    on Tuesday, 20 September 2011, 11:26 AM

    I have 5 scissors all Fiskars

    1 big one used only for fabric, and another dull one I use for paper

    1 small one I use to snip thread as I