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Thread: How Did You Learn to Use A Thimble

  1. #21
    Senior Member
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    Jan 2012
    I didn't. They seem awkward and unnecessary to me. But, I avoid handwork, if at all possible.

  2. #22
    Super Member jemma's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    adelaide /australia
    if i put on a thimble i use another finger to push the needle through--i can use a leather thimble but i have started useing the little sticky pads [Thimble-it] and find them a big help i also use my nails alot but am lucky and have strong fast growing nails

  3. #23
    Senior Member Scraplady's Avatar
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    Oct 2012
    Birmingham, Sweet Home Alabama
    I haven't, not really, though I have tried. I liked the nimble thimble the best as far as comfort goes, but as others have said, the needle always seems to find a way in at the seams. I sometimes use one of those longer leather thimbles that has the folded piece of metal at the tip. I seem to be able to keep that one on my finger the longest before frustration sets in. My biggest problem is I do so much by feel and I can't feel anything with that dang thimble on my finger. Unfortunately when I take it off I feel more than I want to!
    "Piecin' a quilt's like livin' a life...The Lord sends us the pieces, but we can cut 'em out and put 'em together pretty much to suit ourselves, and there's a heap more in the cuttin' and the sewin' than there is in the caliker...I've had a heap of comfort all my life making quilts, and now in my old age I wouldn't take a fortune for them." (Eliza Calvert Hall, Aunt Jane of Kentucky)

  4. #24
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    Mar 2011
    Mechanicsville, IA
    I started when I was 8 and grandma who was a men's tailor said I couldn't sew without one. Turns out she was right. After all these years now I can't. I do like the goat leather ones but its hard to find the extra small. Usually get 1 or 2 when I see them. Dog thinks they are chew toys! I put it on my ring finger on my right hand, use the first 3 fingers to shape the stitch then push the needle through with thimble. Unless you are talking hand quilting then you are out of my league.
    Cheryl Robinson
    APQS Millenium Longarm with Intelliquilter

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