Thursday, January 12, 2012

Famore Blog Hop

How important is it to have good tools? If you were a car mechanic, you would need the right tools to be able to fix a car. Or if you are a dentist, you need quality tools to work on your patients. Just as any professional needs tools for their trade, I find that I need quality tools as a source of enjoyment and precision in my hobby.

I've had an opportunity to try one of Famore Cutlery's products. And to say that I was pleased is an understatement. Let me tell you why.

There are times when I need to cut fabrics for certain projects. For example, on this wall hanging, there are several layers of curvy fabrics.


I cut layer after layer just as smooth as glass.

I also have been creating some landscape quilts.

Using these scissors makes it a breeze to put together.

But I was most impressed when I was cutting flannel for a pair of pajamas.

I'm sure you know how frustrating it is to feel like your scissors can hardly cut. Using these Fabric shears there was no drag or pulling while cutting through two layers of flannel. The blades are so nice and sharp, I did not feel any resistance.

So the Spotlight is on the Famore 8" Bent Trimmer Fabric Shears

The makers of Famore Cutlery were kind enough to allow me to try their Fabric Shears. And they sent along another pair to give away to one of my readers.

Just leave a comment on this post by Sunday, January 15th. The Random Number Generator will choose a winner and the winner will be announced on Monday, January 16th (be sure that I have a way to contact you).

The Famore Blog Hop is going on all week and here's the list of the wonderful places you can visit to learn more about these wonderful sewing and quilting tools.

Wednesday Jan. 11th – www.IHaveANotion.blogspot.com
Friday Jan. 13th – www.SewCalGal.blogspot.com

If you would like to check out other Famore products, pop over to Kelly's store at IHAN

144 comments:

Sam said...

Hi and thanks for this opportunity. I would love to win these as my large scissors are very old, and we cannot get Famore products where I live. Greetings from Australia. Sam

JCnNC said...

I would love to have these scissors in my notions drawer to use for cutting the large applique shapes for my quilts. Thank you for the opportunity. Judy C

Meggie said...
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Teresa Felgueiras said...

Thanks for the chance. The scissors look great.

Meggie said...

I also would love to have a pair of these scissors. I'm wondering, since I'm left-handed, will they work for me....

Brenda said...

Looks like great scissors!

Rebecca said...

I have a pair ofsissors that for all intents and purpoes I hord...so that when I have to use sissors on fabric that will be sharp....

Gmama Jane said...

Love Love Sharp Scissors!!! Hope I win!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

gill said...

These look great scissors!
I would love to win a pair!

Lee said...

Nice new sharp scissors would be wonderful! thanks!

Deb said...

These remind me of my mom's scissors. I'd love them! Thanks for the opportunity...

Lynn said...

It is so true, you can't build anything without the proper tools. Tools can make the difference from a good project to a great project. Thanks to you and Famore for giving us a chance to win.

Nancy said...

The best tool for the best outcome... I never mind spending money on good tools...of course I would love to own these scissors...

Linda said...

I would love to win these scissors!

DIANA said...

love to win anything
young1@irtc.net

Mary said...

Would love to have the chance to try these scissors. I have not heard of them before. You give a good endorsement.

SoozeM said...

It doesn't get much better than cutting fabric with a nice sharp pair of scissors!

Gwen said...

I love your angel applique-- so pretty! And a landscape quilt is on my want-to-do list. We love the Blue Ridge Mountains and when we stay at our favorite Inn, there is a mountain range that we can see from our room.. I've always wanted to have a wall-hanging of that range. :-) Thank you for the chance to win these wonderful scissors! They look fantastic! I'll have my fingers crossed!

Jill said...

I bought a small pair of Famore scissors a couple of years ago when in the US and simply love them, so I'd really like to win these to cut bigger things with!

Quilt Hollow said...

Please count me in on your drawing....looks like a nice pair for trimming many things....and I would certainly hide them from the crew here! You know how that goes!

sunny said...

These look great! Maybe I would do more applique if I had better scissors?

Linda said...

I have only recently heard of this brand. All the reviews sound amazing so of course I want to try them too. Thanks for the chance to win. Your angel looks awesome!

Sharon said...

I am not familiar with this brand but would love to give them a try. I am always in need of a good pair of fabric shears.

Sharmond said...

I want, I want! A great pair of scissors is so important, makes a world of difference. Enjoyed seeing your blog.

Dianne Mitzel said...

My Ginghers have died, so these would be wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity to try these wonderful scissors! Hope I get lucky..

Kaylene P said...

Wow a pair of scissors that doesn't come from Walmarts.I wouldn't know how to act. Thanks for the opportunity to win a new (DECENT) pair of scissors.

Simplesmente Silvinha said...

Beautiful work congratulations http://tearpiaocupacional.blogspot.com/

Becky said...

Great review! Yes, Good tools make sewing fun:) Have a great day!

Teri said...

Wow....how right you are if you don't have the right tools.... it makes any project very hard to do....thank you for the chance to win a great pair of scissors.

Allie said...

Those look lovely! It's SO frustrating when you're trying to zip along and your scissors won't cut properly....

quiltfool said...

Hello, fellow quilter. There is nothing quite as nice as a tool that does a good job, is there? And, scissors can be one of the most frustrating things I work with. Glad you've found a good pair. I'd live to give them a try. Lane

Denise :) said...

Famore shears are marvelous! I have a small pair and they are wonderful. NICE giveaway! :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

This brand of scissors is new to me. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jeanna said...

I've only heard of Famore brand this week as I have followed the blog hop. It would be nice to have a pair of their scissors especially since you recommend them.

Thank you for the opportunity to win a pair.

Karen said...

I love good scissors that cut like a hot knife through butter. I would not mind at all having these in my arsenal. Thanks!

SewCalGal said...

What beautiful projects you are working on Jocelyn! And those scissors look absolutely great. Thanks for sharing your insights. I agree with you that we all need the right tools. I just cringe when I'm in a fabric store and a clerk recommends "craft" scissors to new quilters. Best to have a super duper pair of scissors like these Famore!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Lisa Marie said...

My best quilting buddy has 2 teenage boys who have used her fabric scissors for who-knows-what and they are awful! (the scissors, not the boys!) I would love to win these scissors to give to her -- and instruct her to keep them hidden or locked up or something!

mom22girls16 said...

Wow, I'd love to give those a try! Thanks!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

These sound so good. :)

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I am so happy you like the scissors by Famore. I agree with you completely, having the right tools for the job does make the process more enjoyable.

Smiles,
Kelly

Dawn Hendrix said...

There is NOTHING better in the WORLD than a EXCELLENT pair of cutting SCISSORS!

tizart said...

Hi and thanks for this opportunity. I love good scissors.
Happy Quilting Liz in New Zealand

drolkar said...

Hello,
I would like to play with you, and hopefully win this nise thing. :)
Thank you!!!!

Tammara, Jess and Cory said...

I love my gingham scissors and if these are anything better then them I need a pair. I am constantly using my scissors for special cuts. Thanks for sharing.

Marcia W. said...

Thank you for the chance. Rather than borrow my mother's old dull dressmaker shears, I would love to win a pair of these! I want to make a twirly skirt with lace for my one year old grandniece, and need good sharp scissors. Thanks for the chance.

Sallie said...

I would love to win these great scissors! Thanks for the chance!

James-Linda said...

SUCH A NEAT GIVEAWAY!
LOVE TO WIN THESE SCISSORS!
THANKS!

Nancy Biggs said...

The Famore large shears would be useful for any sewing project! I'm about to make a ipod cover! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennie P. said...

What a great prize! <--hoping to be lucky...

Jane S. said...

What a nice looking pair of shears! I tend to buy the cheap ones since I know eventually somebody will use them for paper, but these I would put under lock and key FOR MY USE ONLY (did you hear that, kids?) ;)

Thank you for the chance to win these!

Barb said...

I had a pair of nice shears like that but dropped them...been sad every since....these do look like they cut like butter!

Rosa said...

It looks great.I`d love play with it.Thanks for the chance.

Jo Anne said...

It would be great to have a pair of high-quality, sharp shears. Thanks for sharing.

Patricia said...

What a beautiful pair of shears. Would LOVE them---pick me, pick me!

emmy said...

I think your test of cutting flannel really showed its worth. My dad always said, "Always buy the best tool for the job. You will never be sorry".

Painting 4 Him said...

Wow those are beautiful shears! Love your blog, I check in everyday, thanks for all the hard work and great ideas!

Deb said...

Everyone can use some wonderful scissors like this!!! I'd love to be included.

WoolenSails said...

There is nothing like a good pair of scissors that can making sewing more enjoyable. I always seem to get scissors that cut badly loose their sharpness too fast.

Debbie

JeniceD said...

Scissors in my house tend to be appropriated for tasks that e!they were not intended for when I purchased them (my husband thinks all scissors are fair game for garage duty). These would be nice to have hidden among my stash and brought out for my special us

Michell said...

Those scissors look like they would do great in my sewing supplies. Thanks for the giveaway

Richard Healey said...

I just recently started quilting and realised quick that the wrong tool no mater how hard you used it did not do the job. Could use a new pair of scissors.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com/

grandmarockton said...

these look nice wouldn't mind haveing a NEW pair!

Debbie said...

I never heard of Famore before this blog hop. The products all look like must haves.

Dawn said...

A slew it's can never have too many great tools. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

aggie said...

Thanks for this opportunity.

Tanya said...

These look like beaut scissors... thanks for the opportunity to win a pair

landscapelady said...

Never heard of famine before, thanks for the info:-)

Fran said...

A gal can never have too many scissors--especially a nice pair like these.

Pam said...

They look wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win.

Purl Buttons said...

NOTHING beats a great pair of scissors. Unless it is a finished quilt!

mblittle5 said...

These look like great scissors. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Editfolt said...

I want such a device. Thanks for giveaway!

Patti said...

I haven't heard of these scissors before, but would love the opportunity to try them!

Josie McRazie said...

I would love to try these scissors out! Thanks for the great info and chance to win!! jocrazymama@gmail.com

Mary Beth said...

Good scissors make such a different. Not familiar with this brand!

KaHolly said...

What a great give-away/blog hop!

Eileen said...

I don't even have a decent fabric scissor anymore, so this would be nice to win. Thanks!

Ray and Jeanne said...

I would love to win - a new pair of shears sounds heavenly! ~Jeanne

Linda said...

LOVE their scissors. They really are amazing. I have one small pair that I use when quilting that I couldn't live without!!

Nancy D. said...

Thanks for a great review. I'd love to win a pair!

Grams said...

You are so right about having the right tools for our sewing. I'd love to give these a try.

Vail in tn

Loralynn said...

I've never tried this brand, but would love the opportunity!

Phyllis said...

This brand is new to me and I would love to own those scissors.

Willa said...

Love excellent scissors!
Thanks for chance to own a pair of such.

StitchingBahma said...

Please count me in. I also make a lot of garments and a great pair of fabric shears would be so helpful! Thanks.

Diana said...

These look like a great pair of scissors. My good pair of silver shears are almost 30 years old. Thanks for the chance to win.

JustPam said...

Nice giveaway. There is nothing nicer than a nice, new, sharp pair of scissors.

Jo said...

My scissors sure aren't working as smooth as they should... i'd love the chance to win some like that on your post! Thanks for the giveaway!

Gene Black said...

Those look like great scissors. I would love to try the Famore sewing scissors.

ritainalaska said...

your comments on the fanmore shears put other scissors in the shade. would love to win the shears. thanx for the opportunity to do so.

Perry said...
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Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh my gosh, these would be wonderful scissors for any of us that sew. I know that I really need to get new scissors...I think there are a lot of us that just use what we have and make do, largely because we would rather us our money for fabric and such, rather than tools that will make our creative lives easier, LOL. Thanks so much for a chance in this giveaway. Hugs...

Perry said...
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Perry said...

These would be great scissors to have for my quilting Sometimes a rotary cutter is just not what you need. Thanks for the chance to win a pair!

Janet said...

I love a good pair of scissors - especially to cut fabric with :)

FarmNana said...

Thanks for the thoughtful review and photo examples - these look great.

Patti said...

One can never have enough scissors, and they all have different jobs. Thanks for a chance to win.

Rachel said...

Those scissors look awesome! Good tools make the job so much easier.

Donna said...

Good scissors are a must! rotary cutters are "new" to the sewing world but we all started out with scissors and still reach for them.

Ruth B said...

I have many cheap dull scissors but what a treat it would be to have a sharp pair! Love to see these things demo'd so we hear from first hand experience how it works. Thanks!

Judith said...

I would love a pair of shears like yours. I have been using a pair of cheap orange handled scissors for everything (even gardening). I am disabled and after buying fabric there is nothing left for notions.

Cecilia said...

These scissors look great. Thank you for the chance to win a pair.

Judith said...

My dearly beloved shears are nearing the end of their days. I've been warned that there is only one more sharpening left in them. I'll be sorry to lose them, but it would be nice to have another pair ready to go. Thanks for the review.

Barb and Sharon said...

New scissors, oh my! They are so shiny. They would look so good on my cutting table!

Linda V said...

I would LOVE these scissors! To glide while cutting seems heavenly! Thanks for the giveaway chance.
Linda
http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

Patty said...

Love scissors, would love to add these to my scissor stash! lol

jaj said...

I would love to win these scissors, as my Darling Daughter has just acquired a working sewing machine and I'm putting together a collection of necessary sewing tools so she can get started. Of course, Mama would keep the new Famores, and DD can have my old scissors. Only fair, right? :)

Sheila said...

It sure would be wonderful to win these scissors , they sound really great . Thanks for the chance to win.

Jeanne said...

It is always so nice to have a really good pair of scissors to cut with. Thanks for the chance to win these.

Annette said...

and who couldn't use a new pair of scissors and a very good set at that. thanks for the give away

Annette said...
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teachpany said...

Great scissors! Thanks for sharing!

Marilee said...

It's true we still need a great pair of scissors.

Kim said...

Lovely new sharp scissors......how divine.
thanks for the chance to win and for introducing me to Farmore......definitely have to check this brand out!

Happy Sewing

Donna said...

The Famore trimmer shears sound wonderful. Thanks for the review. Happy quilting.

carol said...

Thanks for reviewing the trimmer shears. They look great.

pinsandneedles said...

I would love to win a pair of those wonderful scissors...a quilter's dream. Thanks for the opportunity.

Donna S. said...

Boy, could I use some good scissors.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

There is nothing like a sharp shears for certain jobs and it looks like you enjoyed trying those out Jocelyn!

Nancy Sue said...

Thank you for your honest review, and using them on a variety of fabrics. They look like a necessity for the sewing basket!

Wendy said...

These look amazing thanks for the giveaway!

Wendy B

richshelpmate @ yahoo dot com

Jules said...

These look awesome, and I think it's all our lifelong mission to find THE perfect pair of scissors...thanks for the chance to enter :)

Jeanne Gwin said...

I am always on the lookout for new scissors, trying to find that ultimate pair that will do what I need them to do. I fight hand cramps and tiredness alot, maybe these will make my cutting life easier.

Margaret said...

Love the look of these. Would love to win a pair.

Lady of the Cloth said...

You are right, the tools make all the difference. Cutting with shears that make your hand sore is no fun. Thanks for the opportunity to win a pair.

Carrie P. said...

Those look like some really nice scissors. Thanks for a chance. Your angel is so pretty.

tesuque said...

My shears are showing signs of age and unauthorized uses. A replacement would be welcome.

Kathy MacKie said...

Finally a sharp pair of scissors, thanks.

Cathy said...

Thanks for the chance to win a superior pair of scissors. A girl can never have to many scissors!

LJ said...

I'm impressed with the Famore items that have been highlighted this week. These shears sound wonderful!

rbud57 said...

Oh, my, just looked in and find I am just in time to enter, whew! Not sure what happened to my first attempt to post a comment, it got lost while trying to log in, haha - this is my first post here, and I have notorious problems with passwords and such.

Would love to have a new pair of perfect scissors, nothing better for a cloth-loving person like myself! I make quilts, clothes, pillows, and crochet in between. Lovely blog you have, I enjoy it very much! :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanking you for putting my into the drawing!
piecefully yours,
Susan Vicary
Pittsburgh, PA

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Those scissors sound great! I'll have to remember the name the next time I need new ones. Or, maybe I need new ones now???

Snoodles said...

How wonderful to have a chance to win those super scissors! If I win, I shall have to find a hiding place for them....you know how that goes! LOL

Quiltingranny said...

I can always use new scissors since everyone grabs mine and doesn't return them!

Sally King said...

Those are nice looking sissors.
SallyKingemail@gmail.com

Lorri said...

I would love to have a great pair of scissors, all of mine came from Walmart!

Maxine said...

Everyone needs a good pair of shears, I would really like them the ones I have seem to get the fabric caught and makes a big mess out of what should be a nice straight line...Thanks for the chance to win...

MJ said...

I would love to have a great pair of shears like this! Thanks for the give away.

MoeWest said...

I love a good pair of scissors! Thanks for the review and the giveaway.

Jodi said...

It is so important to have the right tools. Nothing worse than trying to use a pair of scissors that are too small or not sharp enough. These scissors look awesome!

Thank you and Famore for the giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Talin's Corner said...

I am not familiar with Fanmore products, but would love to try them.

WYO Di said...

Famore, I would adore!

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

Awesome scissors! Would love to win them!