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

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    Yes, I use them. They do get very warm in the summer but I couldn't FMQ without them :D

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    I have the Fons & Porter gloves, get upset when my children move them and I need them... tried the little fingercots, didn't work well. Also tried the set of red rubberized flex thimble-looking set (full set of 10 fingers, sold at JoAnn's), and I hated those darn tthings. The gloves work great, and if I start FMQ'ing without them, I know it within a few stitches!

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    The tighter fitting ones is what I have and they help tremendously.

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    I had a pair of Machingers, then found the Fons and Porters gloves. They are softer and not so hot....and less expensive.

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    I use them when I am quilting. My hands get so dry I can't get a good "grip" on the fabric without them.

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    I don't machine quilt so not I don't have any.

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    I took a machine quilting class from Sue Nickels, and she recommended cutting the tips off rubber dishwashing gloves and just using the tips. They work great and your hands don't get hot.

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    I use the Machingers and love them.

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    I wear soft rubber tipped gardening gloves. When they start to wear or get a bit grubby they're consigned to the garden shed. Much cheaper then 'quilting' gloves.

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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.
    I agree - my hands do not ache after using these for FMQ or even SID. They are worth the investment. Tho I might think that the inexpensive gardening gloves with the rubber tipped fingers would work also. The grippers just make it easier to handle the quilt.

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    I got some at Harbor Freight, was there to get blades for my rotary cutter and turned around and there were gloves for everything, and a set of three with rubber coating and they are perfect for FMQ and fit a womans hand and you have spares when they get yucky.. LOL not expensive!!

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    They get in the way. I use one or two drops of glycerin on my fingertips and palms. Gives me all the tackiness I need and don't have to keep taking gloves off and on. Buy a bottle for $4-$5 at the pharmacy and you have enough for three life times.

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    What a great idea to only use the fingers. My hands, then in turn my whole self get so hot when quilting and I am wearing the gloves. Does anyone else get over heated?

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    I love mine---I have and recommend the Fons and Porter ones as they are lightweight and I can wear them in the summer as well and not get hot.

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    I love the gloves for machine quilting. They really help you to keep control of the quilt.
    Jovi

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    Quote Originally Posted by haircut2
    I also have the rubber coated gloves, machingers or something like that they are called.
    Love them, makes a world of difference from bare handed.
    Got them for under 5 dollars so well worth the investment!
    Machingers are great. They really grip and my hands don't get hot in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kappy
    Quote Originally Posted by haircut2
    I also have the rubber coated gloves, machingers or something like that they are called.
    Love them, makes a world of difference from bare handed.
    Got them for under 5 dollars so well worth the investment!
    Machingers are great. They really grip and my hands don't get hot in them.
    They are great for machine applique for all the same reasons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nellebelles
    I just use the dollar store gardening gloves with the little rubber dots all over them. Works great for me! And the best part: only a buck!!!
    Me too! Can't machine quilt without them. Makes a huge difference.

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