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Superior Spotlight: Diana J.

Posted: 14 April 2014 at 6 a.m.

Besides threatening your spouse, kids, and grandkids with the curse of all curses not touch your good sewing scissors, Diana created an excellent way to keep your sewing scissor safe from paper, hair, plastics, and all those other things your family believes, “Just once won’t hurt!”. 

scissor protection case

scissor protection case

scissor protection case

This “In-the-hoop” project was made with King Tut, Superior Metallics, and LAVA. Diana loves being able to make fun projects like this between her quilting activities. It gives her a chance to develop her embroidery skills and be creative in different methods. 

Diana’s advice - When making in-the-hoop projects, a little spray adhesive goes a long way.  Don’t over spray the adhesive and clean your needle often.

Diana’s challenge:  turning the case after it is all stitched together!

What do you think?  Would something like this protect your scissors from abuse?

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  • 13. Celeste @ Superior Threads (22 April 2014 at 3:36 p.m.)

    We recommend dropping the top tension all the way down to a 1 on a home machine (very loose on a longarm), use a large-eye needle, such as Superior's Topstitch #90/14 and using a smooth bobbin thread, such as Bottom Line or So Fine! #50. We have a great education article with tips on using Metallic thread:
  • 12. Ginger (22 April 2014 at 3:08 p.m.)

    I purchased some cones of metalic thread ar Road2Ca. I have been trying out the gold metalic thread on a quilt and have spent more time un-sewing than quilying. I am so frustrated. I have changed tensions (lower and upper), I have re threaded different ways, I even tried a different bobbin case, changed needles...I either end up with skipped stitches or bad tension...HELP. I am about to give up on metalic forever.
  • 11. Ramona Tankersley (15 April 2014 at 11:54 p.m.)

    This is nice but a padlock on the handles works best!
  • 10. Tracy Gow (15 April 2014 at 3:28 p.m.)

    A safe.... My DH even admitted to using my scissors for cutting paper.....Yes he is still breathing....just
  • 9. Tracy Gow (15 April 2014 at 3:26 p.m.)

    A safe.... My DH even admitted to using my scissors for cutting paper.....Yes he is still breathing....just
  • 8. Linda Howard (15 April 2014 at 1:34 a.m.)

    NOT EVEN!!! I tried that. Got sick for a while and when I was passing through the garage, what do you think I found? Yep! you got it, my fabric shears. It just goes to show "Mom's stuff" is always easy to find. With the sewing things.
  • 7. Debbie (14 April 2014 at 8:28 p.m.)

    It's adorable! and very useful! Wonder if she'd share where she got her pattern...keep up the great ideas!
  • 6. Della Haberle (14 April 2014 at 1:30 p.m.)

    I saw a helpful hint that you could loop a lock through the handles and lock them up ! I do not have to worry now , kids are grown but they knew "Mommies sewing scissors was a big NO NO " they had "Paper scissors".
  • 5. Hjordis Perkins (14 April 2014 at 12:23 p.m.)

    My husband has a set of high end chisels. He gets it and my kids knew not to mess with me when I said no. I also have staged the house with a dozen pairs of cheap scissors so they never have to look too far for a pair keeping them away from mine!
  • 4. Norma Stone (14 April 2014 at 12:09 p.m.)

    Sure would like it.
  • 3. Beth Cates (14 April 2014 at 11:21 a.m.)

    I made a bunch of these for my retreat friends a few years back.
  • 2. Anne Ozment (14 April 2014 at 8:24 a.m.)

    Protecting my sewing scissors has been a lifelong struggle. This project would help.
  • 1. Karon Smith (14 April 2014 at 8:18 a.m.)

    Oh my stars, you would not believe how many years it took me to train my husband NEVER touch my sewing scissors. But after all the whining, it only took was him discovering that I was using his razor to shave my pits and my legs to leave my scissors alone.

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