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Thread: Garden gloves for quilting

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    Super Member Sunnie's Avatar
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    I love my garden gloves for quilting. I also buy the rubber grip gloves at Harbor Freight for about $2.50.
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    I have used all kinds of gloves but I like the Machingers best. They are comfortable and fit great. They don't feel clumsy, I can pick up pins wearing them
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    I have also used the kind from the 99 cent store and they are 2 pairs for a buck
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    I have fairly small hands and never have found a pair of gloves that fit. I use finger cots from the office supply department at WM. They come in many sizes and I can usually find some that fit. I can't find a thimble to fit either. I usually make do with what I have and there is no way I will pay a lot for a custom thimble that I would probably loose as soon as I get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie View Post
    I have Machingers, I have Fons and Porter's, and I have surgical gloves as well as the gardening gloves. Guess what I use the most? The gardening gloves! When I figured out that I liked them better I went back to Home Depot and got 3 more pair. I also cut the fingertips off the surgical gloves and use them on my fingers to help grip and pull the needle through when I'm sewing binding or hand quilting.
    Another great tip with cutting the fingertips off. I'll have to try that! I was hand sewing some binding last night and could totally see how this would help. Thanks for sharing!

    Laquita - enjoy the class! You're right about better colors and designs. Fortunately my pack from Costco had purple gloves which is my favorite color and matches the theme in my sewing room.

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    I personally like Machingers gloves. They come in all sizes and they just work best for me. I have used all of the above but settled on Machingers.

    I see that susie-susie-susie also has trouble getting her thimble to fit. Here is your solution: Tape on the inside of a thimble that is too large. I personally use medical cloth tape -- because I have it and it grips the finger well. It takes a little bit of time to get that tape inside the thimble (I usually cut narrow short strips and lay them in trimming where necessary). It is well worth the time and effort, and if you loose it you can make another.

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