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Thread: New FMQ tool-really cheap

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    New FMQ tool-really cheap

    I just discovered that the elastic exercise bands are GREAT for replacing FMQ gloves. I've used gloves and really like them, except for having to remove them every time I stop and need to use my fingers or hands to do something else.

    Hubby uses the exercise bands for stretching exercises and mentiond that "they sure won't slide"...made me think I'd try it for FMS....and by golly, it works, not only does it work, but it works GREAT and leaves my hands and fingers free to remove pins, cut threads, etc....WOW!! I first tried a longer piece across the width of my hands, but that didnt leave me room to work close enough to the needle. Then I tried two pieces, one on each side of the needle, and BINGO!!! works like a charm, and your fabric absolutely does not move under the bands, but glides easily under the needle.....try it!

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    Forgot to mention that I just bought 3 new exercise bands at walmart for around $5.00 and one band can be cut into several pieces, and may last forever.

    Viv

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    Thank you for a great idea. I have several old ones I can cut up and use.

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    Fantastic idea!!! I've even got some of those bands . . . somewhere . . . . Needless to say, I haven't been using them, lately.
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    Finally, a GOOD reason to use those bands...LOL! I have to try this!

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    Finally a use for exercise bands I can see actually using!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Finally a use for exercise bands I can see actually using!
    And you/we can now tell everyone that we were "just using our exercise bands" ............... and stop short of saying HOW we were using them!
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    LOL Great idea for "using" our bands !! I have a couple, will have to try this out !

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    Thank you so much for this tip - and the tip about getting them at WalMart!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    What a really great tip. Thanks for sharing.

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