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Thread: I hate thimbles

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    I can't be the only one who hates thimbles. They are big, bulky and don't fit my fingers.

    Any suggestions for a really good finger tip cover that fits well, protects my finger when hand sewing the bindings on quilts?

    Thanks.

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    I hate them, too. Just never could get comfortable with one.

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    .I did, but over the years have got used to a very old silver one that is a delight to use. Until then, I used a leather thimble.

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    I hand sew with a leather thimble. I like it.

    My finger gets sweaty in a metal one.

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    I don't like them either. I can never find a comfortable one. I usually push the needle with the finger beside the thimble.

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    I use Clear (Circle) Spots bandaids.

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    I learned to sew 30 years ago and have never been able to use one. If I try to wear one I end up pushing the needle with another finger.

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    I don't like them either. When I was doing a lot of Cross stitch, I would wear a bandaid on that finger cause I hated a thimble on it!

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    I prefer the leather quilter's thimble... Down side is that the leather wears through where the needle hits... :(

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    I wrap my fingers with adhesive tape

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