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Cannot use a thimble....argh!

Old 08-30-2010, 03:44 AM
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I just cannot come to terms with using a thimble. I only have one end of my binding sewn and am already well on my way to a sore finger! Anyone else have this problem and what do you use to keep the needle eye from poking at you?
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:50 AM
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I have the same problem with a regular, rigid thimble, but I switched to a leather thimble and it works great.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:06 AM
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I LOVE the leather thimbles!! They are the only ones that work for me. I love the metal ones but can't use them. I have a small collection of old ones. They're pretty!!
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:07 AM
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it takes a while to get used to. Try wearing one even when you are not quilting to get used to having it on your finger.
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I have the same problem and I have tried all sorts of thimble. I know it sounds stupid but I now put a plaster on with the padded piece where the needle stabs into the finger. Hope this oddball way helps you
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:09 AM
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I don't use thimbles either. Instead, I just slip on my Fons & Porter sewing gloves. The gloves have the "little gripper dots" on the underneath and it is great for gripping the needle. Works great for me!
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:17 AM
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I cant use any kind of thimbles either. After awhile, you will get use to it.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:27 AM
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i got these rubber plastic thimbles from a lqs. they work good. I still have trouble with them. I don't like having things on my feet or fingers when I do anything. I don't think I would make a good lady because I would never be able to keep my gloves on. hehe. I would try those leather thimbles or the rubber plastic ones. they seem to fit better. there are also dot things that you can put on your finger with a bit of sticky stuff that some like. I have yet to try them. they rubber plastic thimble was cheaper.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:28 AM
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I don't like thimbles either. Someone mentioned about using the rubber fingers that you get at Staples. I thought that would be better than the riged thimble if I would ever get back into hand sewing again.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:34 AM
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I'm thimble challenged as well. I tried some of those leather "dots" you put on your fingertip, but it's the same. Like putting shoes on a cat or something. It just feels so awkward.
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