Jan 09 12

Famore Scissors Blog Hop, With a Great Give Away!

Aren’t these batting scissors rather intimidating?  Trust me, these babies can cut pretty much anything, and they cut cleanly!  I’ve never used batting scissors before last week, and every time I’ve cut batting before, I always wished I had them.  No matter what type of batting I use, whether it’s silk, wool, cotton, cotton/poly blend, polyester, bamboo, etc, it’s always been a challenge to cut batting using regular sewing scissors.  Not so with the Famore 11 1/2  inch EZ glide fabric sheers.  With next to no effort, I was able to cut through batting with a very clean edge and no snagging.  On top of that, for as large and powerful as these shears are, they don’t weigh much, so using them is a breeze.  Here’s some info on them from the Famore site:

NO MORE SNAGS. The Famore E-Z Glide fabric shear will never snag, we tried and it did not. Batting, silk, poly, wool, cotton, alpaca, you name it these scissors will cut it. The ultimate fabric shear. Rubber handles for comfort, perfect balance makes this a perfect choice to add to your collection. (Only available in blue handle)

(By the way, if you search for these scissors on the Famore site, they will be called EZ Glide Sheers, not batting scissors.  BUT, if you type “batting scissors” into their search box, you’ll find them!)

I spray baste my quilts on a wall and I always do a rough cut to remove the bulk of the batting before I un-pin my quilt from the wall.  Here’s a wall hanging I was spray basting last week, using a large scrap of Hobb’s cotton/poly 80/20 batting for my sandwich:

I used the Famore batting scissors to cut off the heavy excess batting and they made the work easy.  It was really hard to snap a photo of me cutting it while holding the camera at the same time, but check out how cleanly they were cutting the batting below:

I would not be singing their praises if they didn’t work well, so know that these scissors are a definite 2-thumbs up!  Here’s a shot of that wall hanging as I was starting to quilt it by outlining the applique shapes with invisible thread:

…and you’ll have to wait to see photos of the rest of it!  Would you like to win a pair of these batting scissors for yourself?  If so, just leave a comment to this post by 11:59 pm eastern time on Monday 1/23/12.  You’ll need to pay for shipping from Holland, OH to wherever you live but you’ll win a wonderful pair of batting shears!  Want some other chances to win some great Famore scissors for other sewing uses?  Then visit these blogs this week and enter each of their drawings as well:

Tuesday Jan. 10th –  www.GreenFairyQuilts.blogspot.com
Wednesday Jan. 11th – www.IHaveANotion.blogspot.com
Friday Jan. 13th – www.SewCalGal.blogspot.com

Many thanks to Famore and to Kelly Jackson of the I Have a Notion Blog for sponsoring this give away and giving me a chance to review this product!


  1. Sandy Says:

    These look so much lighter than a giant pair of Wiss shears I acquired years ago when working the cutting table at a fabric store.

  2. Kathy Mackie Says:

    Count me in, thanks.

  3. CathyC in Alberta Says:

    These sound wonderful, have often thought batting needed it’s own scissors for all the reasons you talked about. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Your wall hanging looks like it will be a winner also.

  4. Sally King Says:

    Must have sissors for sure.

  5. Rosie Says:

    Thanks for showing these scissors, can’t say I’d ever seen any like them. They look wonderful, and so does your site! Beautiful work, what I’ve seen so far. 🙂

  6. Barb N Says:

    Wow – I’m fresh out of batting shears – I’d gladly pay the shipping for such a nice pair. Thanks for sponsoring the give-away!

  7. Val warren Says:

    Hi , I would love a pair of these as I machine embroider.thread-work by machine, and quilt all types.they look as though will cover any style of stitchery .
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter

  8. Jean Kester Says:

    Would love to win a pair of these! How exciting a tool for cutting batting!

  9. Sharon Stone Says:

    These would make a great addition to my studio. I’ve never used batting scissors and can see that they would make short work of trimming quilts.

  10. Lorri Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a pair. I use regular scissors and it makes a ragged mess!

  11. Maxine Says:

    I have never seen anything like them..They would make a great addition as I have never used batting scissosrs before. Thanks for the chance to win

  12. MJ Says:

    Would love to win these! They look like a very useful tool… thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Marlene Says:

    I would sure love one of those nifty scissors! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  14. MoeWest Says:

    I don’t have any batting scissors and these look great. Thanks for the chance to win a pair.

  15. Helen Pickens Says:

    Thanks for all the inspiration. Cutting batting is almost impossible, so these scissors would be fantastic to have!


  16. Teresa in Music City Says:

    Love Famore and do not own a pair of batting scissors, so I would love to win them! But the best part is that I got to visit your blog and see the amazing work you do!!!

  17. Jodi G. Says:

    I didn’t know there were such scissors for cutting batting. Now I want a pair. hene. Looks great and things really do work better when you have the correct tools.

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


  18. Di Wilsey Geer Says:

    Luv to win the Famores! Thanx for participating in the give a way. Enjoyed the blog.

  19. Jennifer Morlock Says:

    Oh I would love to own this fabulous tool! Fingers and toes crossed!

  20. Gail T Says:

    I’m the same as you …never used batting scissors but always thought they would be great. You’ve convinced me these are just the tool!

  21. lisa conant Says:

    I’d love, love, love to have a grown up pair of scissors!


  22. Leslie McNeil Says:

    Good to catch up with you and the latest and greatest! Thanks Patsy!

  23. Patty Swatzell Says:

    I have always wanted a pair of these scissors. I hear good things about them.

  24. nancyB Says:

    Your work is inspirational! I love the use of bold colors and the detailed stitched to make the designs pop! Those scissors would be a boon to anyone… AND your VIDEO is great! thanks so much,

  25. barbara hatfield Says:

    I have never won anything in my life (64) years. Would be great, since I’m just beginning machine quiilting on my 2nd of 5 that I have waiting in the wings (next week I hope)(I fear)!

    Just discovered Patsy this p.m.———–what a great discovery even if I don’t have good scissors!

  26. Sandra Smith Says:

    I love the border around your appliqued shapes,

  27. Nancy R Says:

    Great scissors!
    Love your work, your YouTube instructional videos, and thanks for the inspiration.

  28. Michelle Pengelly Says:

    Wow, I never knew that these existed, what a great product. thanks for the chance to win

  29. Angie Says:

    Never heard of batting scissors. Hope I win.