Now this “needful” thing is one of my top three…The Dovo scissors are imported from Germany…they are awesome to say the least…they are super light…beautifully constructed stainless steel..and we have a scissors for just about anything…the 4″ for an embroidery or thread snippers…the 5″ for utility all purpose, I use this one the most for all my wool cutting. The 6″ is nice too as it has larger finger holes and has a nice long shear for even cutting. The 3 pack scissors come in this beautiful Italian leather zip case…I hid mine for years from my three boys because of this case. They are on special now til the end of the year for $200….Now don’t panic…I know this is not going to be in everybody’s price range…We do however sell them individually on our site too! But you must beg, stash money away or whatever you have to do…to get these they are that good! We do carry them to shows, if this is not a good time…But they never go on sale…bummer…only the 3 pack is on sale now.
Now just another little ditty…I do not use a paper scissors…I cut all my wool appliqués with the fusible web on with my 5″ scissors…I have never had to have them sharpend and they are as nice , tight, and sharp as the day I opened them…If you do plan on purchasing this beautiful set…remember…I may need to order more so please plan on not getting them for a few weeks…that means we will not charge you
them either until we ship too…sneaky..right? Also, if this If I have to help you justify it further…every Quilter needs an heirloom scissors! These can be handed down through the generations….you will have to specify that in your Will! I wish I had my Grandmother’s scissors! See all the Dovo scissors here: Dovo Scissors
The winner of a small Rowenta Travel Iron from yesterday’s post is….Comment # 57…Nick picked this one…he is stringing lights for our party tonight!! Congratulations Janet…please send us your address and we will get this out to you when the event is over or when we get them in!!!
JanetDecember 20, 2012 at 12:51 pm
I have got to get one of these irons … Actually I’m up to 4 of the items you’ve featured that I’ve got to get! I’m waiting until the end to order!
Thanks for all the great comments…You girls who comment have a pretty good chance of winning…we are only gettting about 150 comments at the most, I think…got to go…see you tomorrow back here again!
284 responses to “Day 4….Needful things for Quilters…”
Those look like cool scissors! I wish I had my grandmother’s scissors too! Merry Christmas! :0)
I have always felt that the cost of a really good pair of scissors cannot be measured. If they work great, they are worth any price. These sound wonderful and I would love to try a pair. Thanks for sharing.
What beautiful scissors!
These sound wonderful!
Oh I want these scissors. I have one small pair that I do applique with and I love them..
What a beautiful needful thing! I need these!
I have read about these scissors and always wished for a pair…..hummmmm. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Have a great party tonight!
I purchased the 5″ size from you at the Long Beach show las July. I really like them but think I may have left handed instead of right. I’m not really sure, but they are great which ever side is up! I would really like to have the whole set because these scissors are really awesome!
Will have to put them on my list. Might be a good purchase with Christmas money.
Count me as comment # 151! Love you, your family and all your beautiful items. I’m working on one of your quilts now. Blessings to all.
I would love to have this wonderful set of scissors. I have taught my teenage grand-daughter to quilt and I would love to pass this set on to her someday. I saw you on a Fons & Porter video talking about these scissors.
I already have 1 pair of these scissors and love them. The case display is beautiful! I may need to take a look at my Christmas $$ and go for it!
Wow, being a lefty, I would love those left handed scissors!
My dream to own this collection, once my granddaughter has graduated from college.
Thanks for helping me add to my want list!!
What a beautiful case they come in. Makes them so special. Thinking I may need to add the red mat to my iron list. Thank you for doing this Lisa!
Scissors are so important to any sewing project! You don’t realize how important until you try to cut with something inferior!
Well, these sound like some scissors that I need to order!!! I can’t tell you how many pair I have….:) They are an addition with me, just like fabric and patterns!!! Love all your tips!
Just might have to put these on my shopping list for Paducah!
Maybe I will get a gift card for Christmas! Sounds like a good investment.
Those look like some fabulous scissors! Would love to have a set of good scissors for my very own!!
I love your 12 days of Christmas. All the little things I don’t take time to notice, or don’t know why one thing is better than the other. Here’s to 2013, my year to finish more!
I’m not sure if I’ve been good enough to ask Santa for these but i might have to figure something out, they sound wonderful. There’s nothing like a good pair of scissors. When I was a kid my Mom used to hide her good scissors too!
Wow, those are serious scissors!
I can’t wait to see you next month in northern UT–I’m signed up for a class and the dinner/trunk show.
May just have to put them on my shopping list for Paducah!
I would love to pass these scissors down to a granddaughter some day!
Wow – these scissors sound wonderful – I am a scissor junkie – so they will be added to my wish list for sure!
I want one of everything so far! I have tried these scissors. They are very nice.
This has been fun, waiting to see what each day brings. You are right Davos scissors are the best. I have ordered 2 of the items shown. Thank you.
Love your suggestions! I can’t wait to see the top 3, as the rest have been so good. You’re totally right about needing good scissors for wool work. Thanks for the wonderful “sheepy” ornament on the blog hop — my favorite!
Would love the scissors, I think I will put that on my christmas list.
New scissors? Now that’s a concept!
I love scissors! And I have been looking for a good pair to use in cutting wool so this would be just perfect. Thanks so much! Merry Christmas!
I have one pair of Dovo scissors, but I really want to get that set. That case is gorgeous! Soon. Very soon.
I LOVE my dovos!!! I take them everywhere. These are a must have!!!
In April I will be getting these from my husband instead of another Pandora bead that I love. The case sold me, if not just the testimony on the scissors! Keep these fun tips coming…I am enjoying this so much!
For now the scissors need to be on my bucket list. Can’t wait to see what your #1 is.
I’ve always coveted these scissors but they are so pricey. I know they are wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win and Merry Christmas to you and your family.
I bought a 4″ and 6″ pair from you and love them. Great to work with!
I am really needful of these amazing scissors
Lisa, I LOVE the Dovo scissors, I have 3 pair and since I’m a lefty, I am going to try a pair of the left handed ones soon!!! Guess the blizzard has you snowed in???
I have heard great things about these scissors. Hope to own a pair in the future.
What beautiful scissors! This will definitely go on the husband’s “things I’d love you to buy me list.” jmh
I took your lecture at Expo this year and as soon the the lecture was over I went right to your spot and bought a pair of the 5″. And I can’t believe the difference, they are everything you said and more.
Will have to start saving for these — also love the case they come in 🙂
Dovo scissors are fabulous.
Your Needful things blogpost has been most enlightening! I have never heard of these scissors and can see that I should definitely have a pair…or two. Thank you for all the good information…and have a Merry Christmas:)
I bought the 5″ scissors from you and love it. I cut all my wool with it and it works GREAT! Sitting at home snowed in.
I too LOVE the Dovo scissors! I have purchased two pairs in the past six months and they were well worth the price. They make cutting the wool applique pieces much easier.
Merry Christmas to all!
Linda – in snowy MN
I bought my first pair from you a few years ago and LOVE to look at them as well as use them…Would Love to have the entire set maybe in the future…..enjoy your winter wonderland. Cindy in Windy IL
OMG I have been on an eternal search for the perfect scissor, and consequently have about 20 pair (all crummy) Not even happy with Ginghers.(too heavy)and they all are forever needing sharpening. By the time you pay for sharpening over and over, you will have paid for the scissors, so off to your site to order . My christmas gift to myself.Yippee. You have a very Merry Christmas…
I have my grandmother’s stifle scissors and I cherish them. Your scissors set will be an item that will go on my someday wish list.
I’ve heard such good things about the Dovo Scissors. I think I will have to try the 5″. Now, I’m getting excited to see what number two and one are. I’ll hate to see it end.
I need at least the 5″ pair….decisions, decisions……..
Never had a pair of these scissors, but it seems everyone loves them. Looks like I need to go shopping!
I really enjoy your tips and selling points from your point of view on the tools we use. thanks for the opportunity to win . happy holidays
Lovely scissors for my wishlist….Thanks for sharing all your tips with us!
Stop with the temptation! I really think I need some of these!
Every since I heard you talk about these scissors I have lusted after them, A treat they will have to be
The 5 inch would be wonderful for my wool. Appliqué.
Good scissors do make all the difference! I told Santa I need (have to have) the small pair. Thanks for sharing all your favorite things with us!
I have never heard of these sicissors. I will be checking into them.
Never heard of those scissors but they are beautiful! I agree…..there is nothing like a great pair of scissors! You are really tempting me with all these “have to haves!”
I have heard about these scissors before. They must be wonderful.
Thank you Lisa for all the wonderful ideas. Wish that I could afford to buy all of them. Great scissors are a must. Absolutely love the case they come in. Looking forward to the rest of your posts (and maybe winning).
I just love Primitive Gatherings!!
See your Facebook for my BOW 2011 that I finished.
Merry Christmas to your mom! We had a great time being guests at your house in Sept.
This will be one of my have to haves! Along with the iron from yesterday.
I have one pair, guess I should get more!
The scissors sound so wonderful, may put them on my list.
Those scissors look terrific. Guess I’ll be saving up my pennies for some of those! So enjoying learning about so many swell “needful things.” Hope your party is terrific!
I really really really want these scissors! I will probably have to save up for them unless I win them, as I’m over my budget for Christmas gifts. The case is wonderful, too!
Beautiful scissors, hope Santa can read.
Lisa — I think every time you say you need these I sit here saying OMG I need these. I have heard only good things about these scissors.
I love all your needful things…some I have, most I need! Your blog is the best, thank you so much for all you do for the quilting world.
Do any of the other Dovo scissors come in a left handed version besides the 3 1/2 ” version? Would love a set of left handed ones!!! Love your wish list!!!
Love my Dovo scissors. Got them at the Oct Expo after your suggestion during your visit to our guild. I will have to save my pennies to acquire the complete set. I would love to have a pair that strictly lived upstairs! Luv your suggestions and I am digging on the painters nozzle for sizing!!! Works great!
I love the dovo scissors. Last year my daughter and I bought each other the scissors at your booth in Atlanta. We gave them to each other for Christmas. They are awesome. Now I have another daughter doing the wool appliqué. I will have to buy her a pair of left handed ones.
These look like another great thing I need. Hope I get some Christmas money!
Love these scissors. I have one pair but would love three.
Love these needful things! I have the4″ Dovo scissors and totally love them. I had always been a Gingher gal, but these rock!
I’ve been drooling over these scissors for a while and I’ll get a pair someday. Love all if your hints and really love your wool. Wishing you all a great holiday season and over the top 2013.
I have 2 pair from you and they are wonderful! Thanks for the recommendation.
OMG, I have been on a perpetual search for the perfect scissors. I have now accumulated at least 20.(all crummy) Even Ginghers are not what they are cracked up to be (too heavy) and they all need sharpening over and over and over. By the time you pay for all that sharpening, you can pay for the scissors.. Soooo its off to your site to buy a Christmas present for me. Yipee.. Have a merry Christmas.
May have to use my Christmas Bonus for the scissors!
Thank you for doing this 12days of Christmas. It’s not only been fun but also very informative- learning how to use some of these items. As for the scissors, a gal can’t do much of anything without a good pair of scissors. And these aren’t just good, they’re divine!
I have been wanting to get a pair of those scissors. I hear that they are really great to use. Enjoyed seeing your Christmas decorations in your home. Loved it! Wish I could come to your shop! Merry Christmas to you and your family.
I would love to get a pair of those scissors. I just need time to convince my husband. I’ll wait until after Christmas when things have settled down and bills paid.
I’ll have to get them when you come to Lakeland………already spent all my Christmas money:) I did get my magic size and handle this morning! No snow here…..yeah:)
Oh these sound and look really nice! I like the case too. Another item for my wish list 🙂
I have read about these scissors, and I think they may have to go onto my wish list. The case for them is beautiful. Happy holidays!
Having good scissors is a must for cutting wool. Found that out the hard way. Can’t wait to see what the top two items of must haves that you like. Thanks again for your postings.
I loe your photography as much as the tips!! I love to sere the little quilts in the background and the beauty you add to each picture!! Your many talents amaze me!!
Oh my, I’ve always wanted to get a dovo scissors. I’ll have to look into getting them – after I get the travel iron of course…..;)
A good pair of scissors is worth its weight in gold. And what a beautiful case! I would love to pass these on to my granddaughter some day.
You are so lucky Lisa – what a beautiful set of scissors to own. I wil have to put them on my wish list.
i, too, have put these scissors on my wish list! love my scissors collection; each has its use. would love to add them to my scissor drawer.
I’ll have to ask Santa for a pair of those scissors!
I am what we call in French a “caederophiliste” I looked in the dictionary and didn’t find the english word for that!
I ‘ve got many brand, size and style but not this one …. I guess my whish list is getting longer 🙂
What a great set of scissors. These are a great item to be handed down in the family. Love the tips and looking forward to getting the traveling iron soon. 🙂
I have the Dovo scissors on my wish list, but unfortunately I believe the elves chose something else:(
There is nothing like a good pair of scissors. This will go on my someday, wish list. Thanks for all the tips!
Scissors are definitely and item that every quilter needs a good pair of…………..
Love the 12 days of Christmas.
I have seen these and would love to have some. Did you hear me Santa!!!
Ooooooh, good scissors are, indeed, a must & now you have me intrigued. I am off to check them out.
I am also really enjoying these Twelve Days of Christmas posts, Lisa. Thank you.
What nice scissors. I’ll have to put them on my wish list. Thanks You.
Now, I want new scissors. I’ve started a wish list for DH for next year:) Merry Christmas!
Well, those lock wonderful. I have been really thinking about getting new scissors. I love hearing this is a set for life. Thanks for telling about your must have’s !
These scissors are beautiful! I have thoroughly enjoyed these posts Lisa, can you continue them post Christmas?!? Christie Merry Christmas!
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I love good scissors! I borrowed a pair of Dovo;s from a friend during a class, and I was sold too! I am going to order some for my own Christmas present! I am enjoying your 12 days of Christmas. Lot of fun and new information. Thank you.
I’m really enjoying your posts! I have found several of your needful things that I need to purchase! Thanks for your insight.
You convinced me that I NEED the 5″ scissors. I am still working on your pattern “The Primative Garden” and these will come in handy!
What a great idea to purchase these scissors not only to use (of course) but also as a family heirloom! Oh, my list is growing longer each day! Thank you for sharing your ‘needful things’ list!
I have a pair of these scissors, but I have never cut paper with them. Interesting????
I have a pair of Dovo embroidery scissors. They are indeed heirloom quality.
Thanks for all your wonderful posts, Lisa. Many things I need to add to my wish list.
Love, Love these scissors. Also thank-you for posting the 12 days of Christmas. Lots of neat things, and tons of great ideas. Of course I will need one of everything. Can’t wait!!!
Lisa, I remember my ma and grandma always had these steel sharp sharp scissors. No idea who got them. I was really sad when fiskars had to stop making their product line in Wausau and Athens WI and have China make them. Sad for the plants closing and locals losing their jobs but also the quality on fiskars is lost. I bought up a bunch of the Wausau made before they were gone! We need good tools! Thanks for letting me know about another quality alternative.
I love a good pair of scissors! I am also waiting til the end to make my order of “needlful” things. I am sure that I can spend some of my Santa money for some….
I’ve heard those are good scissors and that case is gorgeous!!
The case is so beautuful too! I only wish you carried all sizes in the left-handad version!
I too hide my scissors from husband and family. Love a good pair of scissors! Please enter me into the drawing.
I agree the case is beautiful, will have to think of something to convince my hubby I need those.
Those scissors sound absolutely wonderful and the case itself is just gorgeous. Hoping I have a Christmas angel out there to bring me a set for Christmas.
Enjoying your tips so much, will have to purchase some of the scissors. Thanks for all that you do
I use Dovo scissors for my cross stitching. I love them so much that I won’t kit up a project without them. Maybe one day I will save enough for a large pair to keep with my quilting projects.
Would love to have Dovo scissors. Will have to save my spare change.
i look forward each day to see what your new needful thing is. Thanks for all the info on how you use each item, so helpful, so fun!
I want some Dovo Scissors….I already have lots of scissors….a girl can’t have too many nice tools. I want the travel iron, the ruler, the snips…..all that good stuff. Why? I LOVE to sew….and all the stuff that goes with it!!!
Thanks for all the great tips, Lisa.
Your tips are great! Thanks for your inspiration.
You are right about these scissors, I have a tiny pair that I use for applique, and they are the best!
I’ve aways used gingher scissors. I’ll have to save my pennies and give these a try. Thank you for all the hints.
I bought a pair from you when you were in Naperville a few years ago and it just dawned on me that I put them away. Where or where did I put them – probably in a special place. Will have to look when I return to IL. Could always use a pair down here in AZ.
Over the years I have collected many if the items you’ve highlighted but not the Dovo’s. TRUE STORY: My son lived in Leipzig Germany while he worked on his masters degree and the only thing I wanted him to bring back was Dovo scissors! He rode his bike, toured by train and even ended up at a sewing studio, but alas, he could not locate the scissors. He did however hang out with the older women while they stitched and collected some awesome “recycled” buttons. Picture that! 😀
I want these scissors in the worst way…They are on my list so if you see my husband POINT him in the direction !!!!
Some of my quilting friends have the Dovo scissors. I too have always used the ginger. Time to start saving
I have one pair and wish I had all three. Great scissors and easy on the hands.
Maybe the beautiful case would keep Georgie’s hands off them! Dovos have a wonderful feel. I would love to own a pair. . .or even better, a set. I have my mother’s Singers scissors. She even engraved her name in them so they wouldn’t get ‘lost’.
I bought the dovo set when visiting your shop last year and gave them to my husband to give to me for Christmas last year. Unbeknownst to him I snuck out the 5″ scissors so I could continue on one of my wool projects. I then “snuck” them back into the case … he was none the wiser and my project was better because of the scissors!
Merry Christmas…can’t wait to see what is highest on your list!
I have one pair and love them, but the more the merrier!
Oh I want these scissors so bad. I hope Santa is listening!
I have a small pair and they really are the best. i will eventually get the whole set.
Wow – these scissors sound wonderful. Your tips are really useful. I didn’t realize there were so many nifty things I “needed!” Thanks again for the ideas!
Oh how I love scissors! I have to admit I have quite a collection of Ginghers. I would love to give these a try! Maybe Santa could put an I owe you in my stocking this year!
Lisa, I thank you for your favorite things. And so does my favorite quilt shop! For the items I didn’t already own, I shopped locally! I hope she has Dovers!
St. Charles, IL
Boy, if I was loaded, I’d ask for one of everything so far! Wouldn’t that make an awesome quilting gift bag?
I’m loving your twelve days of Christmas! Saving now for a set of these scissors!
Like everyone else, I love all of your choices for favorite “things”. Santa is usually very generous with quilting supplies so I’m hoping he sees the post about these fantastic scissors. Thanks for adding to my holiday spirit with your daily postings! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
PS…I sat a row in front of you and Nick at Minute Maid Park for the Moda party at the fall quilt market (2010, I believe) and felt like I was sitting right by my favorite “rock star”! Thanks for that “brush with fame”!
Maybe that beautiful case would help keep my Georgie’s hands off them! Dovos do have a wonderful feel. As a leftie I know how sore my hand can get with the wrong pair. I have my mother’s coveted set of Singers. She even engraved her name in them so they wouldn’t get ‘lost’. I have been enjoying your posts. Wish you had time to do it all the time. Merry Christmas.
A great scissors makes quilting more fun than it already is!
The scissors look wonderful. Maybe some day…… 🙂 soon I hope!
PS…thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas. Got my snips in the mail today. Thank you!
I love the 3 1/2 ” Dovo scissors. It’s great for all needs! All your suggestions are so helpful for all quilters. Janet Kay
So tempting … A scissor that may not need sharpened….putting it on my Christmas list. Please Santa!
I agree Lisa, these are the best! My mother got me a pair when I first started sewing and they are like new and it has been many years. Thanks for the tips. A small pair of embroidery scissors would be all I want for Christmas. Thanks, M
I only wish I could win the lottery so that I could buy all the things you have told us about. I guess you have to play the lottery first though. I am thinking of buying at least one of the pairs of scissors.. I am wondering if they make them in the type with one large blade for cutting close when appliquing?
I have the medium size pair and I love them. They are very light and cut soooooo well. Might have to consider getting the other sizes also. Thanks, Lisa for sharing!
I have had my set of Dovo scissors for about 10 years..my favorite scissors to use..I have also used them for cutting wool with the fusible web…never had a problem with the scissors dulling…if you have never used them I gurantee you will love them….
Wow, maybe if I’m a good girl Santa will put some good scissors in my stocking! I am always in need of sharp scissors!
Oh my gosh! These look beautiful! I must start saving my money for these!
Another great bit of advice. I will have to save up for these! Hope you feel better quickly.
These are great scissors and on my Christmas list!