A package of those was really cheap and if I poke a hole in one, I can just grab another from the package. I think there were a dozen or so in the package.So, now you know my story. I keep condoms in my purse...... quilt condoms!!
Doing a lot of hand work, I got tired of yanking the needle. So now I 'push' it by pressing the eye end down on something hard, the pointy end standing straight up, and push down on the fabric. Since the blunt eye end of the needle isn't sharp, it doesn't hurt the object under it.
LOl, Nanna. I just found this thread..can't sleep. I met some long time quilters at a campground in Texas when I started quilting they use the fingertips from old rubber gloves. I cut the two smallest fingers off of mine..the rest are too big and fall off. The little ones fit just right as they stretch a bit, I use one on my thumb. I can pull the needle through easily and they are like your store bought ones Nanna..thinner than the grippy office finger cots.
If I ever get my LBB quilt done I'll hand quilt that one. But, I don't do the hand quilting so much these days. I'm just so slow at it and I'd rather be doing some hand applique in the evenings than have to go in the room where my quilting frame is all by myself.
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