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Thread: Does anyone else here use an Aunt Becky's finger protector for hand quilting?

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    I really do enjoy hand quilting.. I find it very relaxing.. I use Aunt Becky's Finger Protector when I hand quilt... I have looked all over the web and have only found one example of some using it... In fact I just found the link yesterday..

    Does anyone else here use one? Am I the only one :lol:

    Link to Aunt Becky's finger protector...

    http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=932708422&channel=156457828

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    I guess that is the brass thing, I am a bare hand quilter, I can't get used to a thimble. I have tried all kind of things. Now I quilt for a few days then stop for a couple of days till my fingers feel better. I think I might try the liquid bandaid several people said it was good. You are lucky to have found something that works so well for you :D

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    I have one but haven't figured out how to use it yet. When Jean Brown demostrated it it looked so easy! :mrgreen: Ha! More practice is needed.

    Any suggestions?

    P.S. Thanks for that web site. It was good to watch Jean Brown demonstrate Aunt Becky again. Good refresher course. Now if I can just teach myself her techniques.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    I have one but haven't figured out how to use it yet. When Jean Brown demostrated it it looked so easy! :mrgreen: Ha! More practice is needed.

    Any suggestions?

    P.S. Thanks for that web site. It was good to watch Jean Brown demonstrate Aunt Becky again. Good refresher course. Now if I can just teach myself her techniques.
    I can not do it the way she shows... I do the same under the quilt but I hold my hand on top about the same way I would if I used the rocking motion.. I just do not use the "rocking" motion to quilt...I hold my hand still and just push the needle...

    It has made a large difference on how fast I can quilt a top..

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    Okay, I'm a gettin' my practice piece out and giving it another go. I really want to learn how to do this. I am wanting to "be a hand quilter!" Thanks again.

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    Thanks for that link! It was so interesting. When I grow up, I want to quilt just like that!!!

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    If you can get the hang of it you will be able to hand quilt faster than if you use the rocking motion.... I can quilt a king in about 30 days by just picking it up when I have a chance... I also do not do as much quilting on mine as she does in the video...

    Last year I did do a queen in 9 days but I was working on it instead of doing other things... It was a log cabin,, I quilted around the ditch on the inside edge of the block and the inside of the center block of the quilt.. Nothing fancy on it and my finished block size was 8 inches...

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    Thanks for the link and the information Diamonds! I watched the video and wow! Was she able to go fast! I'm going to have to look into finding one of those and learning how to use it.

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    I am very interested in using the Aunt Becky. But I cant find out much about it either.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjsnsn
    I am very interested in using the Aunt Becky. But I cant find out much about it either.....
    Here's Jean Brown's web site.

    http://www.jeansimpressions.com/

    A demonstration of Aunt Becky can be seen here.
    http://newsblaze.com/story/200802040.../topstory.html

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