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Thread: Small Thimbles

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    Hey ladies...I need your help in locating a small thimble. My granddaughter is learning hand quilting and we are having trouble finding a thimble to fit her. She is getting a little discouraged and I don't want to lose her excitement about quilting. She is 11 years old and a left hander. I started her off with some fabric with batting and backing on a hoop. We made heart designs on the fabric for her to practice...too many little finger pricks :cry: :cry: :cry: ...any ideas...please help.

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    I have found petite size thimbles at Hancock Fabrics. That's the size you are want, Petite. That size fits very small fingers. The extra small was too big for my DGD when she was learning. One thing to try, get a cheap metal thimble close to her size and then using a hammer, hammer it to an oval shape at the opening. It will feel so much better on the finger. Be sure and try the Clover silicone thimbles. The smallest size just might work for your DGD. They weren't around when my DGD needed a small size. They are super comfortable and pretty.

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    Joanns has some plastic thimbles that you can mold to the finger after putting them in boiling water. They are good if you have long nails too. You also might want to check the miniture section of your craft store.

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    this may sound crazy but what about a toothpaste cap

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    cover the tips of her fingers with adhesive tape. it will protect her fingers from pokes yet she will still be able to "feel' the needle

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    there are little sticky thimble dots out there that work great. I'm not a thimble girl but when I need something I reach for these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimom
    Joanns has some plastic thimbles that you can mold to the finger after putting them in boiling water. They are good if you have long nails too. .
    oh, that's a great idea. thanks

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    go to an antique shop and ask if hey have old thimbles.

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    many LQS have a tray of mixed sizes of thimbles from very smallest to largest.
    Do you know what size she needs. Why don't you try to make a circle of the size of her finger tip and post it here in case any of us has the size you eed. My mother had very small hands and I do have boxes of thimbles I use for classes and a good LQS locally

    So small an be a numbr of sizes and without knowing just how small it is hard to give suggestions.

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