Has anyone tried the Aunt Becky's Finger Protector and Thimble? I was wondering how well it actually worked.
Here is the video describing it: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...19466527029261
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Hi Jan- the background noise was so bad I couldn't really hear her. Did that happen to you?
Hey I LOVE Aunt Becky! I learned how to quilt from her and am so happy with the results. I had to be careful with my wrists; they always have to be in neutral position. When I met Jean "Aunt Becky" at our quilt show I watched her a lot and thought it would work. It's been two years now and I'm so happy with the method.
I did take a quilting class from her last Fall at PIQF (in Santa Clara, CA) and that helped to perfect my technique. Not that my technique is perfect, but my stitches got smaller! :roll:
Thanks, Jan!! It was better for me with the Youtube link.
I would love to try one of those. Also liked how she threads 30 needles- great idea! I looooove hand quilting! Her method does look like it would go faster too.
Thanks for still another thing I need to buy :D
Great to hear! The only thing I wonder is if you need that metal thimble?? I can only use the leather thimbles.Originally Posted by Quilting Nonnie
Well I spoke with her and ordered both the thimble and the Aunt Becky.
I think my husband can modify one of my many hoops, else I guess that's next on my list.
Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
awesome, where do you buy it from??
I bought the thimble and the hoop. I absolutely love the thimble! I didn't think I would because I use a Roxanne thimble. The deeply recessed thimble that Jean uses is so easy to maneuvre when making circles and curves. With the Roxanne I have a tendency to flip my needle... very exasperating because around here it's like looking for a needle in a haystack (pun intended). I love the smooth feel of the Roxanne and the weight of it (and the looks of it, too!) but I admit that I have been reaching for the recessed thimble more often. I also use a little rubber finger for pulling the thread through. but it isn't a typical office type. The one I have came from the notions section of quilt store and it came 2 to a package and they are blue with little air holes and they are thinner. They are so sensible. Now, I just have to set aside my current quilt and practice on the hoop. I really think the Aunt Becky will work. I just need to get started.
Oh, I ordered the hoop from Jean Brown's website. It came quickly and was well packaged.