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Thread: Thimbles?

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    Junior Member sharkee's Avatar
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    I am fairly new to hand quilting and have read that many women can quilt in all directions without turning the project. Do you use different thimbles, use them on different fingers or how do you do that?

    I have 2 Roxanne thimbles and somewhere I saw a picture of a thimble that goes on your thumb which looked interesting but I can't seem to find one.

    Any thimble help will be greatly appreciated

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    Wish I could help you; but I have never been able to wear a thimble. I just need to feel what I am doing.

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    I use the ted storm thumb timble together with a Roxanne.
    New to handquilting I figured I might learn from the beginning to quilt in different directions as it is a drag to turn a huge quilt even on a floor stand hoop.
    My stitching is far from perfect but I keep practising
    Granny

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    I use a tailor's thimble on my thumb. That lets me quilt away from myself. I also use a Roxanne thimble to quilt towards myself.

    I bought my tailor's thimble at a quilt show, but you can get them online at the Pacific Rim Quilt Company. I've never done business with them, but bookmarked them in case my cat steals my thimble.

    http://www.prqc.com

    I've also read that some quilters use their thumbnail to quilt away from themselves.

    Hope this helps!

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    I learned to use a thimble years ago, now I can't sew a stitch without one on. I have several favorites that I use. The other day I was sewing and had to run an errand. Thirty minutes into my errand I realized I still had my thimble on.

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    You will buy all kinds of thimbles, and it is whatever is comfortable for you. I use the jelly thimbles and I do
    use it on my thumb to be able to go bottom up, and
    middle finger I use for going down or across. But you
    will find your own comfort way of doing it.

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    Same here. I have tried and tried to use a thimble with no success.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbielinks
    Wish I could help you; but I have never been able to wear a thimble. I just need to feel what I am doing.

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    I have a Roxanne which I love but still have not mastered it. I tend to flip my needles if I'm not careful where I place the needle... should be on the pad of my finger not under the lip edge (for me, don't know about others). I also have the deeply recessed thimble that Jean Brown uses and that is the one I generally go back to. I can't seem to use my thumb, although the Roxanne is supposed to be good for that, too. I alternate between using my middle finger or the first finger. First finger works good for going up a quilt and around curves.

    But everyone is different.

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    A Roxanne thimble has been on my wish list for a long time! Hope they are as wonderful as they look!

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    The only thimble that has ever worked for me is the leather one. But it works great for me so I'm happy !

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