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Thread: Garden gloves for free motion quilting

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    When I saw the price of quilting gloves with the little rubber jobbies on the fingers and palms I decided I didn't need them that bad. I happened to be in our local dollar store and they had cotton gloves with little rubber dots all over the palms and fingers so I bought a pair to try. They work just as good and when go to town again I am going to buy several more pairs.

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    I was at our local Jewel Food store, and they had two pair of garden gloves, for $1.99..... They are a lightweight cotton with the rubber nubbies on them and I couldn't be happier with them! They are also a cool purple color!

    I said to myself...SCORE!! as I tossed them into my cart!!

    Love keeping my eyes open for these!!

    :)

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    Don't ya just love how they give something a fancy name and charge an arm and a leg for it? I do the same thing, buy the gloves with rubber nubbies.

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    I found some garden gloves that are rubber on the front and stretchy something on the back. They fit like a glove (duh), nice and tight, and grip like crazy. Of course, I now wish I had a spare pair, but never wash these so they should last a long time.
    Every time I get into the garden department of a store, or a garden center, I check out the gloves!

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    Wow, I will need to find me a pair of garden gloves. I always wondered if they would be good for free motion quilting.

    Karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang
    I found some garden gloves that are rubber on the front and stretchy something on the back. They fit like a glove (duh), nice and tight, and grip like crazy. Of course, I now wish I had a spare pair, but never wash these so they should last a long time.
    Every time I get into the garden department of a store, or a garden center, I check out the gloves!
    I wear this type glove for all my outdoor work. They do fit really good. I get mine at Home Depot. I've had four or five pairs because I use them for a lot of rough work.

    Next time I've at HD, I'm getting me a new pair for quilting.

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    Yep, I have used garden gloves for a while now, I also get my at Home Depot-just tore the tag off-now i wish i would have kept it so I could share which ones I use...they aren't cotton but feel like stretchy nylon and have the grippy fingers. i love them-fit really well, apose to garden gloves that usually fit me to lose.

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    Ok you geniuses -- what you use under the hoop when you FMQ or FME (Embroider) - I heard you need some kind of teflon sheet to make it slippery so it moves easily. What non quilting item can you use that wont cost me a fortune?

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    I bought a pair of these gloves at the dollar store awhile back because I couldn't see a difference except in price.
    I love 'em for the few times I have done free motion.
    Kirsten

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    I started out using garden gloves for FMQ. They were ok, but didn't grip as much as I hoped they would. Plus they were hot. I came across some quilting gloves called Machingers for under $10. I love them! They grip much better, are better fitting, cooler and I can even thread the needle without removing them! They are the best $10 quilting item I've bought. :)

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    Just started quilting around Oct 09....since I garden a lot I had a pair of brand new gloves w/nubbies in the garage. Never thought I would be using them for quilting. Bought them from Dollar General. They work like a charm, while practicing my free motion quilting. Now if I can just get the hang of FMQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrazygirl
    Ok you geniuses -- what you use under the hoop when you FMQ or FME (Embroider) - I heard you need some kind of teflon sheet to make it slippery so it moves easily. What non quilting item can you use that wont cost me a fortune?
    I purchased a teflon sheet at JoAnns for ironing on applique and I think it was $6. Did you get the new 40% off coupon in the mail? Also, you could probably check out the household dept. like at wally world to see what they have? Otherwise, I'm sorry, I don't have any ideas.

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    The only problem I see are they are hot. I wonder if we could just cut the fingers off and use them or even cut the cuffs and the finger tips off. It might be kind of warm to use them in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    I started out using garden gloves for FMQ. They were ok, but didn't grip as much as I hoped they would. Plus they were hot. I came across some quilting gloves called Machingers for under $10. I love them! They grip much better, are better fitting, cooler and I can even thread the needle without removing them! They are the best $10 quilting item I've bought. :)
    I used garden gloves at first, but I have small hands and all that I could find were too big. I invested $10 in quilters' gloves and LOVE them. For me the size is more appropriate and I can grip the fabric better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuppi duke
    When I saw the price of quilting gloves with the little rubber jobbies on the fingers and palms I decided I didn't need them that bad. I happened to be in our local dollar store and they had cotton gloves with little rubber dots all over the palms and fingers so I bought a pair to try. They work just as good and when go to town again I am going to buy several more pairs.
    thanks, what a great idea. I'll be looking for some, next time I'm in town.

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