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Thread: Search for thumb thimble.....

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    Search for thumb thimble.....

    I am going to join a hand quilting group and have to practice before I show up...it has been several yrs since I have h/q. One lady there has a neat thumb thimble...but "couldn't remember where she got it". Anyone here have suggestions/source/cost/preference. BTW my stitches are getting better......

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    I buy tailors thimbles. If you search for Pacific Rim Quilting, you'll find sizing directions on their thimble page. They are relatively cheap.

    There's also a thumb thimble made by Ted Storm. I haven't tried it, but others really like it.


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    I really like the Thimble Lady thimbles. Go here and scroll down to see. http://www.thimblelady.com/quilting-thimbles/

    Not sure if there's a place near you that sells them, I bought mine at a show. You can purchase directly from her website if you can't find them local.

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    I usually quilt towards myself so don't think a thumb thimble is necessary (nor have I ever heard of it before ) I'm thinking that the use of a thumb thimble would be an entirely new learning curve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    I usually quilt towards myself so don't think a thumb thimble is necessary (nor have I ever heard of it before ) I'm thinking that the use of a thumb thimble would be an entirely new learning curve.
    It works when you have to quilt away from yourself (on a frame) or even helps "making that little hill" when towards yourself......just my way....

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    Saw the Ted storm thimble...that is the one that I saw in action, but when I found site in Netherlands...no price was shown, but will now explore sites offered from board, thanks....

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    I use a thimble on my thumb when I'm quilting on my frame. I just use one of those rubbery ones sold in LQS.... it's big enough to fit but I have to take it off often. I'll have to check out the ones you all have suggested. Thanks.

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    I just use one of the same leather thimbles I use on my right hand. If it has a "skirt" I might cut it off as the thumb is shorter than my fingers. I usually use one that is already well broken in from my right hand.

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