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Is Interfacing Considered a Fabric?
Will Cutting Interfacing Dull My Scissors or Rotary Cutter Blade
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Date: 3/7/14 2:52 PM

I have been cutting interfacing with an old pair of scissors seeing as I don't want to dull my Fiskars or Gingher (sp?)Scissors.

I cut the interfacing separately. I would save a lot of time if I could put the interfacing under the fabric and cut it all the same time. Am I just making more work for myself.

I hate using my old scissors, but I use it to cut tracing paper or the tissue patterns before I use my good scissors or rotary cutter.

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Date: 3/7/14 3:32 PM

I consider interfacing as fabric and use my good scissors or rotary cutter.

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Date: 3/7/14 5:38 PM

I cut garment interfacing with my good scissors/rotary cutter. However, for heavier stuff (like for bags) I use my "paper" scissors.

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Date: 3/7/14 5:56 PM

I use my "good" scissors to cut interfacing too...having said that, I have often wondered if the adhesive on the fusible interfacing could dull the scissors. So far, my Fiskars are still cutting fine

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Date: 3/7/14 6:06 PM

Everything you cut will dull the scissors to some degree. Fabric much less than paper.

Interfacing is a broad range between the two. I agree with dmh that the heavier stuff is worse (the thick stuff w/ the heat barrier is probably the worst!), but the really light interfacing is probably easier on your scissors than canvas, duck, or other home dec fabrics.

When I can (straight lines or cardboard "patterns" to cut around), I use my rotary cutter for interfacing, because those blades just get replaced.

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