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Thread: Handquilting question

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    i'll try the water but maybe i don't have the right one. it's a tiny piece of leather in a plastic frame that's tied together with thread elastic

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    Do any of you have trouble with the needle poking through the leather thimbles, or did I just get a poor quality?

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    Hi there,

    I was in the Hancocks store in Tucson yesterday and saw the little stick on thimble dots. they are designed to be used on the left hand that goes under the quilt to keep from sticking your fingers. Don't know what they are called but don't see why you couldn't use them on your thimble finger to. I am going to try them because I have a callus on my thimble finger too.

    Jane Sisk
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    I have some of the dots if anyone wants to try them, pm me, I'll gladly give them up. I don't like them at all. I AM going to go try some of the liquid bandage as my fingers are bleeding again today after working on the niece quilt. I want to work on it, I do, I don't want to quit for fingers to heal. It has been awhile since I did the hand quilting so the callus all wore off.

    Just let me know, gals and gents, I'll share!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimisharon
    I have some of the dots if anyone wants to try them, pm me, I'll gladly give them up. I don't like them at all. I AM going to go try some of the liquid bandage as my fingers are bleeding again today after working on the niece quilt. I want to work on it, I do, I don't want to quit for fingers to heal. It has been awhile since I did the hand quilting so the callus all wore off.

    Just let me know, gals and gents, I'll share!
    I appreciate the offer, but the mighty Bernina doesn't need them and I am not the type to hand quilt. Except maybe that Japanese style someday.

    tim in san jose

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    I use bag balm for my hands and also, my feet, works great. :mrgreen:

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    Sharon just read your advice....a couple pages back....and laughed...my granny taught me the same way... :lol: Ain't life a hoot?

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    Hi Sandra,
    We had the best of young lives, we lived around our grannies and she taught us good things. I don't know about you, but my grandies live to far away to learn from me. I have offered but they have to come here, I'm sure not going to fly 'cross country to often. lol

    Life is a lot of circles, some good, some better left closed, don't you think?

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    I appreciate the offer, but the mighty Bernina doesn't need them and I am not the type to hand quilt. Except maybe that Japanese style someday.

    tim in san jose[/quote]

    You just don't know what you are missing, Tim, the hand quilting slips in a bag or a drawer and the boss never has to see it. Blood spots on the keyboard are hard to explain sometimes, but hey one of life's little pleasures.

    Give it a try, my sister "the witch" can get 9 stitches on her quilting betweens needle, I've only ever gotten 7 stitches on it. Those little needles are getting harder and harder to hold though so I may have to borrow you Bernina. K?
    Sharon

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    Know what you mean...mine are scattered afar as well...and I just never liked to fly. There is still time and the girls love the quilts...hope springs eternal...Such wonderful memories.

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