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Thread: Garden gloves for quilting

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    Junior Member Bataplai's Avatar
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    Garden gloves for quilting

    Cruising through the forum this afternoon I saw a comment from someone that used grippy garden gloves for quilting. I had gloves on my shopping list, but after seeing that comment I went out to the shed, opened a package of gloves I bought from Costco this past spring (but never used) and gave it a try. It works great! I can't find that post now - so just a general 'thank you' shout out - for this and all the other wonderful ideas shared on QB!

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    Garden gloves are very similar to Fons and Porters gloves for quilting. I don't see why they wouldn't work.
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    Garden gloves do work great for quilting! The grippy palms really help with control of the quilt while quilting.

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    I've used the $3 gardening gloves for years, but this year was fortunate to win a pair of the machingers (sp?) at retreat..... they are alot better & I have enjoyed them alot... BUT once they wear out I will probably go back to my old stretchy garden gloves with little rubber dots.

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    I use a pair of the rubber gloves like the doctors use, they are great for gripping the fabric !
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    Thanks for sharing this great tip!!

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    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.
    Bernie

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    Great tips ladies, thanks for sharing! I've got the garden gloves and am taking a class soon on FMQ so I will be sure and take these with me.
    I like the colors and designs better anyway!
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    I tried several different pair of gloves with the rubber grippers on them, but I couldn't find any that fit me as well as the machiner gloves that they sell. Good for you they work.
    Sewbeadit
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    thanks for sharing these tips
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