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Old 03-19-2010, 02:08 PM
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I've been quilting my top and I notice that I lick my fingers alot. I know it is unsanitary, but I can't seem to sew without licking. How about you?
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:21 PM
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Nope. Have never done that. I cook a lot and am extremely careful about sanitation in my home.
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:23 PM
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No, not unsanitary to quilt receipent, bacteria dies when saliva dries up. It is unsanitary to you, depending on where your fingers have been.
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:27 PM
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I have very dry hands & I do the same thing - but isn't that what the washing machine is made to take care of? :wink:
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:56 PM
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I do wet my fingers sometimes. I always wash quilts after they are finished so I don't feel guilty.
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:16 PM
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have you tried that "tacky finger" stuff? I bring home some from work when it's last bit of stuff in the can. It works wonders for dry fingers.

I try not to lick my fingers because I know where they've been. ;)
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:31 PM
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I don't lick my fingers, but I manage to frequently stab myself w/pins so there's probably minute traces of my blood on things I've made *giggles*
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:33 PM
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I lick my fingers while sewing, never when cooking. I don't think it is any worse than moistening your thread.
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:45 PM
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I don't lick my fingers, but do use glycerin on my hands to prevent dryness when sewing.
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:50 PM
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i don't lick my fingers when I sew but I put the thread in my mouth when I thread a needle. It gives it a better point. I'm glad to hear any bacteria is gone when it dries.
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