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Thread: Quilting Gloves

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    Senior Member teddysmom's Avatar
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    Does anyone use them? What is the purpose and do they work?

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    I was going to ask for some for Christmas. I would like to know if there are any that are better thank others.

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    I do use quilting gloves. I have tried several before finding the ones I have. They fit so well that you hardly know you have them on. They are made by Atlas and have the entire palm and fingers that are rubber. I find the rubber palms are really helpful. They weren't expensive either, I think they were about $8.00 in a quilt shop in Washington DC.

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    I like the Machingers. They are about $8 at a local quilt store, and your hands are able to breathe. Make sure to try them on first. The first pair I purchased were Fons & Porter from Joann's, and while they were better than nothing, the Machingers work so much better! The F&P are heavier, not really bulky but warmer, although your hands can breathe. However, the Machingers snag easily so watch your jewelry. Nothing fray check can't handle, but still...

    Hand wash pretty often, drip dry to keep the lint from piling up and decreasing the efficiency.

    I do not like the little finger tip things - they are definitely more trouble than they're worth...except they filled my trash can quilt well!

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    I use the cheapo ones from Joannes (Fons and Porter) They're great. They help grip the fabric while machine quilting and assist in controlling the movement of the sandwich.

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    I use mine all the time! I have the Fon's & Porter ones..they stay right in the drawer under my machine. When I need help holding something while sewing they're like an extra pair of hands almost. =)

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    I got mine in the gardening department of a local general merchandise store. I think I paid two bucks. I look for close fitting goves with a latex or rubber palm. They fit very snug and grip the quilt top giving me better traction while doing free motion.

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    I have some I use that I got from the Dollar Tree. They work just fine. I buy several pairs when they have them because I will always lose one. Blessings to all. Kathryn

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    Machingers - not very expensive and they fit better than anything else, don't feel too warm, and you can do most of your sewing tasks with them on so you're not always slipping them off and on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prissnboot
    I like the Machingers. They are about $8 at a local quilt store, and your hands are able to breathe. Make sure to try them on first. The first pair I purchased were Fons & Porter from Joann's, and while they were better than nothing, the Machingers work so much better! The F&P are heavier, not really bulky but warmer, although your hands can breathe. However, the Machingers snag easily so watch your jewelry. Nothing fray check can't handle, but still...

    Hand wash pretty often, drip dry to keep the lint from piling up and decreasing the efficiency.

    I do not like the little finger tip things - they are definitely more trouble than they're worth...except they filled my trash can quilt well!
    I hand piece and hand quilt. Would they help me?

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