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Old 12-03-2008, 01:57 PM
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With the recent topic of "favorite needle" it made me want to know everyones favorite thimble, especially for hand quilting. I've looked at them all, I think, and have yet to find the perfect one. I'm a little hesitant to spend $40.00 = $50.00 or more and then find out they are no better than the five dollar ones. I love hand quilting so I would really like to find a great thimble. So far the one I like the best is the flesh colored adjustable one that is open on the nail side. I started with the nimble thimble leather one with the metal in the tip. That one helped me get used to a thimble. I liked it until my needle found the small open spot....OUCH! So what do you all use?
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:02 PM
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I use a cheapie metal thimble. The only problem with it is that the fit depends on how long or short my nail is -- LOL.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:04 PM
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I use the ultra thimble which is a small round metal disc that uses a very long lasting sticky pad to stick to your finger wherever you prefer, no problem with long finger nails, no problem with sweating, no restrictions on finger movements, I LOVE it :D
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:06 PM
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I have a Roxanne thimble. I really like it. The dimples are deep and there are different sizes to fit to your finger.
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:14 PM
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I've tried the metal thimbles, the regular ones, and what i don't like is i like to also hold the needle with my thimble finger too, and i cant do that or have as much control of the needle as i would like with that kind. I'm not using one that is like a metal ring, one side is a round metal disc, and the other side is just a ring, so it le4aves part of my finger open to feel the needle
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:26 PM
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I have two I use, a leather one with elastic on, and the other is a sterling silver antique.
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:37 PM
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Roselady, I use the same one as you the flesh coloured adjustable one as I find it difficult to find traditional ones that fit properly.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:20 PM
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After using several different kinds , spending lots of $ on thimbles and trying bunches of them...I've found that I hate thimbles and I just can't function well with one. I do use the same one as you..(the open one that your finger nail sticks out of) when I absolutely have to use a thimble. They just don't seem to fit me well and just like working with gloves on...I just can't!! :evil:
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:06 PM
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I have tried many thimbles, the one that works the best for me is the cheap metal thimble..... Go to your LQS and try out the different sizes. I have a couple that sit in my little holder..... some fit my finger when it's cold, some fit my finger when it's "normal" I've tried the leather thimbles & usually end up poking my finger through the leather before the quilt is finished. It's like all the rest of the quilting "rules" whatever works best for you IMHO
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:06 PM
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Ditto on the Roxanne thimble. I love it. For metal to metal quilting I use a Quilting Arts thimble.
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