Ok, I recently injured my right wrist on a motorcycle trip out to West Texas. I haven't been able to hand quilt since, and it was really taking a long time to heal. I've tried the wrist braces, all kinds, and had just about given up.
In a desperate attempt to return to hand quilting, I bought this lady's kit, shown here....
I was pretty skeptical, but willing to try anything.
But I gotta say that I was absolutely shocked. I watched the DVD, and sat down today to try it out.
NOT ONLY was I able to quilt ALL DAY WITH NO PAIN, I did some of the best hand quilting that I have ever done so far. Tiny, perfect stitches are starting to grow on my needle, and I can't wait for tomorrow so I can practice some more! I really had to make my hand relax, and think about how to do it, because it is so different than how I was hand quilting before. I LOVE the little thimbles, and they work perfectly just as described. The hoop is very easy to assemble and work off of.
If any of you are having any kind of pain in your hands from quilting, I can highly recommend Liuxin's method. Or, if you want to hand quilt but have been unsuccessful, this would be a great thing to try. I know it is pricey, but the thing is worth every penny if it means I can quilt again.
Worked wonders for me.
Oh, and one more thing. The quilting thread that Liuxin sends with the package is WONDERFUL. It is YLI Corp, made in the USA, cotton. Best I have ever tried.