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Thread: Quilting Glove

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    I was watching a quilting show the other day and the lady kept taking off and putting on a glove when cutting. To be honest, it looked like a pain in the next....on...off...you get the point, but if itís worth the effort Iím willing to give it a try. How many use a glove and what do you think?

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    I have used them in plants...and they saved many a finger!!!
    I think that you know yourself better than anyone, if you have had a few close calls, you may want to consider buying one.

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    Hi Amma,

    Is that really a blue plant in your avatar or have you been playing Photoshop? It looks very interesting, kind of like a blue poinsettia. Don't tell me it's a poinsettia turned blue in the cold 'cause I'm heading up north in a couple of weeks.

    Anna

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    I agree with you--cutting with gloves seems like over-kill. I think it is "their" trademark so they promote that method. I've never come close to cutting myself and I've cut with a rotary cutter for years. Like any other tool, one has to treat it with respect. i.e. I'm careful to cover the blade between uses.

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    All it takes is one distraction and for me it was the telephone ringing combined with the fact I had been cutting 4 or 5 layers and pressing hard. I than went to cutting one layer and still pressed hard. Result, 5 stitches and a pointer finger that after 5 years still has no feeling in it and a fingernail that grows with a crack in it!!! I now use the glove on my hand that holds.

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    I've seen these gloves used on Fons & Porter. They are called Klutz Gloves and are supposed to work wonderfully. It's on my list of things to get, which means it keeps getting pushed to the back of the list since I seem to spend all my extra money on fabric, batting, and thread. I'm sure the first time I cut myself badly, I will regret not buying them. They'll also end up being my first purchase once the stitches come out. :wink:

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    I don't like wearing the cutting glove and I have nicked myself a few times... it just gets in my way.. I know I should wear one thought...

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    I have a safety edge on my rulers. but once was using my 24 inch ruler and had it turned to the side without the guard and yep, cut my thumb badly. serves me right for not paying attention. perhaps i should put a guard on both sides?
    i hate wearing gloves when doing free motion quilting, i'm certainly not going to do it while cutting fabric.

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    Well, I've been stitching for half of forever. I have never worn a glove to cut with. I deal with extremely sharp "tools" at work and have for 38 years.. never been cut there either. I think I'll just continue to be careful. My experience is when you quit being vigilant is when you get injured.. and frequently it happens when you're using "safety" equipment and forget it one time.

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    I think another approach is the handles you can attatch to your rulers, they would also keep your fingers up and out of the way.

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