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Snippers, used to snip threads. Using a snipper to cut excess thread is much easier than using a scissor: there is less action for your hand to do. Instead of putting your fingers through the scissor handles, just pick up your snippers, give a squeeze, and Wah-la! I always keep a pair sitting with me at the machine. You can also use them for marking notches on your fabric.

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    Mar 19, 2010, 04.46 PMby threadsquare

    I love nips! I use them constantly. But I was taught to never notch with them…the reason escapes me now. Control? I don’t remember, and maybe that’s a good enough reason to through that bit of advice to the wind.

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