I use a pair of my children's preschool scissors when clipping threads on a quilt top or doing bindings. The tips are dull and keep my quilt top from being accidently snipped. And if the scissors wind up being unattended, no harm will come to small children.

-Claudia Kvamme
Windsor, California

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