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Thread: any one use the rubber tipped gloves to machine quilt?

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    I just saw a new product, can't remember what it was called,duh, but it strapped around the palm of your hand, looked like some type of foam material. The idea is to keep your fingers free for bobbin changes, needle threading,
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    They are called Betty Bands in the new Keepsake catalog.

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    I've tried a couple different types and my favorite is Machingers. I won't quilt without them. The cheap garden gloves are too hot and don't fit me right. Love my Machingers!

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    Machingers work very well, and they're not that expensive.

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    I use garden cotton glove that have little bumps on one side.

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    always! when FMQ or just quilting it..

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    I didn't get far yet with my quilting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairjogger
    I am watching multiple utubes.. seems like a great too is : rubber tipped gloves..

    anyone use these?

    thank you .
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    I took a FMQ class and bought the quilting gloves, I have used garden gloves, they work ok but are thicker, so for the money I think the white quilting gloves are a better buy.

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    I use them for machine applique. And they can be thrown into the wash when they get dirty.

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    Oh yes-I cut the tips off rubber gloves and put them on my index and thumb fingers.

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    I never quilt without them, they are great :!: My hands don't slide when I'm FMQing.

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    They keep my hands from slipping and help keep the pressure off my shoulders. Also when I come downstairs with them on it's always good for a laugh when I put my hands in the air and say, "Hi, I'm Micky!" (as in mouse)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1943
    I use rubber tips on 2 or 3 of my fingers on each hand. They sell them in office supply stores and I think I've seen them on someone's quilting supply web site also. Women used to use them when they filed papers a lot. I find it less cumbersome than using gloves, but it's just a personal choice.
    Ditto, love these.

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    I've seen the Machingers gloves, but have thought them to be a bit spendy. I use a gardeners glove, a new pair I keep only for FMQ. They are made by Atlas Glove and have a Nitrile coating on the palm side and breathable nylon knit on the back. I had bought a multi pack for garden chores, so had an extra pair and figured I'd use this until it didn't work for me, then try the Machingers. So far these work fine, so no Machingers yet.

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    As someone stated, they seem to be large, normally I wear medium, but in the Machingers I wear s/m. If anyone needs a M/L I have an extra pair - new in package. I paid $9 for them. I will send them to you, free shipping. You can let me know [email protected] and I will send you an invoice through PayPal.

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    yes , i have those and they are well worth the $...

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    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    I use the tight, white gloves that are sold for MQ. I have tried other things, but like these the best. I think they are called Magfingas or something like that.
    They are called "Machingers" and I wear them anytime I am free-motion quilting. There are other brands, but I like these the best.

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    I love mine and gave my Aunt June a pair.She seem to love her's as well.

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    too funny! lol
    Quote Originally Posted by jbud2
    I am still practicing. I found out yesterday the biggest help is to get the cat off the quilt - she is a dead weight!!

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    I have never tried them...But have read great reviews...

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    I have been using machingers or whatever they are called for several years. I love them. I have tried other things but they are the best. They make it much easier to control the quilt and my hands don't get as tired.

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    I have them, love them. I started by using latex finger cots (a rubber glove for a single finger), and they worked, but I don't like 'disposable' stuff and they didn't last long enough to be economical. Saw the "Machingers" on sale for $2.00 one day so have been using them since.

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    Since I got my first pair over a year or so ago I haven't quilted without them. They make quilting so much easier. I use the machingers gloves cause I can even thread the needle with them on. Hope you try them.

    Suzy

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    I asked my husband to get me a specific type, Grab-A-Roos, and a lady at the sewing store told him to buy cheap gardening gloves. I borrowed Grab-A-Roos from a friend and love them. They are light-weight and fitted which allow me to freely bend and do many other function without removing them. The gardening gloves are okay, but are bulky and I must remove them to do any type of snipping, trim, or positioning. I finally ordered some for myself and he was not one bit offended. Guess I'll have to plant a garden!

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    if they are the machingers gloves yes i have them and love them

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    I love my machinegers....

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