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Author Topic: My secret quiltin' tool  (Read 6392 times)

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Re: My secret quiltin' tool
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2015, 10:50:58 PM »
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!!

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Re: My secret quiltin' tool
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2015, 11:56:00 AM »
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.
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Re: My secret quiltin' tool
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2015, 11:14:01 PM »
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.
I haven't done a lot of hand quilting but this is what worked for me...but a good tool to pull with might have helped as well!

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Re: My secret quiltin' tool
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2015, 09:36:04 AM »
I have tried the "quilt condoms" also, but I have this strange phobia of having anything to tight on my body, any where!  They work the same way as the  finger cots that I use, just not as tight and they hold up a whole lot longer.  Here is where I get mine. I say the ends of my fingers are normal,except for the swollen joint you can see in the picture! med/large is what I get. The med/small were just too tight for me, but as you can see they have lots of sizes. There are 12 in a box, and I usually get 2 boxes at a time.  They most   likely would have lasted a long time, but the first two boxes were too small.  They might, or probably do have at an office Depot or something like that, but there are none close to this country girl, who hates to go to the big City!  http://www.bettymills.com/shop/product/find?keywords=swingline+finger+tips
« Last Edit: October 20, 2015, 11:28:24 AM by SueB »

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Re: My secret quiltin' tool
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2015, 11:22:11 AM »
I had a good giggle catching up on this one, JEan....I know what's in your purse...LOL
I have tried so many thing and still am happiest with a good bandaide on my finger...feels better to be and easyto keep on....LOL

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Re: My secret quiltin' tool
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2016, 07:31:06 AM »
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. 
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Re: My secret quiltin' tool
« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2016, 10:28:27 PM »
"going quilting, bye."
"Looks like rain.
Don't forget your rubbers." ;)




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Re: My secret quiltin' tool
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2016, 06:29:24 PM »
That is a great idea! My fingers are too fat for thimbles. I blame my twin brother. I read that girls with twin brothers have fat stubby hands with wide palms and wide fingers. Read it on the Internet, so it must be true. Anyway, I will try the rubber glove trick.
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.

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Re: My secret quiltin' tool
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2016, 11:28:00 PM »
I read that acrylic nails are a good replacement for an "under" thimble.  I don't do fancy nails but bought a package of cheap ones at Wally world and put them on my first two finger on my left hand ..the ones I wear down to nothing with my needle tip.  I've got a  bit of wear on the acrylic tips already but at least I don't have to wear tape or a thimble  because I've worn my fingernails right down. 
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Re: My secret quiltin' tool
« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2016, 08:57:59 AM »
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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Re: My secret quiltin' tool
« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2016, 09:51:00 AM »
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.

That's why I use a hoop!

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Re: My secret quiltin' tool
« Reply #36 on: October 17, 2016, 01:35:25 PM »
There's nothing nicer than hand quilting using a hoop in winter..... you can pull the quilt over you and snuggle while doing the quilting  :D

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Re: My secret quiltin' tool
« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2016, 02:18:02 PM »
Hopelessly Hoopless. I lap quilt
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Re: My secret quiltin' tool
« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2016, 03:49:41 PM »
I love how this thread has become a discussion on tools & the ways we all hand quilt!
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