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Thread: new thimble user

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    just joined a couple of weeks ago and at age 70 recently finally forced myself to learn to use a thimble. 3 years ago started to do some serious quilting after I retired from running a small branch library. Love all the stores, fabrics and supplies that are available today. Not many choices when I was young. I live in Paso Robles, California.

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    Welcome Joyce!
    BTW I can only use a thimble on my ring finger.
    I knit "wrong" too...lol.

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    I learned to knit from a german lady in 1959. Hold the yarn just like I do when crocheting. You must be left handed to use a thimble in left hand.

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    Hello and welcome from Connecticut. Glad you decided to join!

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho! I can't use a thimble and can't knit either. I crocheted very tightly and when I tried to learn to knit it was like playing tug of war. You could hear the needles squeak...

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    Ahh, lucky you, not far from the beach & sea! We used to live in the Fresno/Clovis area & could drive over there in an hr & a half! Love it here in western NC, & the beautiful mountain countyside, but I do miss the CA beaches too.... Enjoy this board, it's really nice! And welcome too!...

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    "Welcome to the board from Southern California!!

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    OOPS everyone--
    I'm the one who mentioned knitting, not Joyce the new member. I was just including useless info....lol.

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    Hi and Welcome from NC!

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    Hi and welcome from Southern California! I also cannot use a "stiff or rigid" thimble-I found the leather bandand plastic thimbles from Clover work best for my needle pushing finger, and self-sticking "Thimble It" plastic pads for my underneath finger works best for me.

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    welcome!

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    Welcome from Ireland

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    hello and welcome from Michigan

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    Hello from New York, Happy quilting thimble and all

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    Welcome to the Quilting Board.

    I in your city about 54 years ago! Wow, I bet it has changed!

    Welcome from the great state of Texas!

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    Greetings and welcome!

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario.

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    Hello Joyce and welcome from northern California!

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    Hello from Western Maryland !!

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    Hello and welcome from Germany! I quilt without a thimble....

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D

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    Hello from North Carolina!

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    Hello from West Virginia and Welcome to the group.
    Happy Sewing.

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