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Thread: Thimbles?

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    Super Member Pzazz's Avatar
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    I was blessed to inherit a lot of craft type things from my grandmother when she pased. One of those things was a brass thimble, inside a brass bullet shaped case that also holds a few needles inside a wooden spindle that you can wind thread onto. Lucky me that the thimble fit my finger. If ever I have to shop for another thimble, I think it will be a hard decision as there are so many choices now!!!


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    I just can't seem to use a thimble. I have several and am a klutz with one.

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    Super Member glenda5253's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
    NE Kansas
    I have never learned to use thimbles either but I'm renewing my efforts after butchering my long finger trying to do some needlework the other night. This thread came along just at the right time and I never knew there were so many types of thimbles. I am doing my research and am going to find one that works for me instead of giving up on it again. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Thanks for all the input everyone!

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    Junior Member sharkee's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    Rifle, Colorado
    Thanks everyone for your responses. I have 2 Roxanne thimbles already and I have ordered the tedstorm thimble and an adjustable clover thimble for my thumb and I also found a paddle thimble on ebay that I got for $3.99 and all of them just arrived in the mail. Now I can't wait to get off work so that I can go home and practice with them.

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    When I took Ted Storm's quilting class ( so lucky that she lives here in Holland!) I learned to use her Thumb Thimble. We had to learn to use two thimbles on one hand ( one on the middle finger, one on the thumb) so we could quilt in all directions. It took a while for me to get the hang of it, but now I see the benefits of the skill. She urged us to also leave our thimbles on until we forgot they were on our hand!
    I hope to get a Roxanne's thimble as soon as I find a place where I can actually try one on.

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    Central NJ
    I know you already got your Roxanne thimbles (congrats!) and I hope they work well for you. I must say I agree with everything KiwiQuilter says regarding the Thimblelady thimbles. Their sizing instructions on their website are outstanding and (I thought) very accurate. Mine have always fit perfectly. Fit seems to me to be the most important factor in being able to work with a thimble. I think most of us had/have no clue as to how they are supposed to fit in order to use one effectively. FWIW, I also like the Thimblelady needles. I bought a couple of packs to try them and did like them as they are a bit longer but I'm really hooked on Roxanne needles (usually #12 or #11). A needle that works well for you, combined with a properly fit thimble, I think, makes all the difference in being able to hand quilt comfortably and effectively.

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