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machingers gloves or not?

Old 02-28-2011, 10:38 PM
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They are a must when machine quilting. They will help feed the fabric through the machine with less wear on your hands. Go for it and get some. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:08 PM
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I use the gloves and think that they have helped tremendously. I find that my arthritic hands don't hurt as much.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:19 AM
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They definitely help. I even use them when sid quilting.
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:06 AM
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I have the gloves and I love them. I do like the the Fons and Porter ones the best though. ( I have both)
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:09 AM
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LOVE my Machingers. I wouldn't FMQ without them!
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Stitchnripper
I tried garden gloves and Fons and Porter gloves. I like the machingers the best. Personal preference I guess. Also have a supreme slider. I thought I loved it, then, forgot to put it on the machine and didn't notice a difference, so I stopped using it.
Ditto! Didn't like the Fons and Porter gloves; but love the machingers.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by quiltin chris
I use my regular sewing machine to stich in the ditch and other straight line quilting. However, when I have tried to FMQ on my machine it seems there is so much drag. I wondered if those gloves by Fons & Porter or machingers would make it better.

What about the "halo" thingies I see in the catalogs?

I have the Supreme Slider and feel a little disappointed with that. $30 bucks for that thing!!!

I LOVE my Machingers. I not only use them for FMQ but sometimes use them for reg. sewing since they help me control the fabric. I forget to take them off.
After listening to others' experiences with the slider, I won't bother buying one.
There do seem to be a lot of doo dads out there when something we already have will do the job.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:40 PM
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I use a lightweight pair of garden glove, and they work great - much cheaper than F&P's. Also use the halo and LOVE it. Depends on what I'm doing. The halo really grips the quilt, so I don't have to use my own muscles so much. My fingers don't get nearly as tired when I use it. Like anything else new, it takes practice before you're comfortable using it.
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:19 PM
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I prefer the Machingers gloves too. Tried the Fons & Porter but the others are a better fit, more flexible, more comfortable overall for me.

I have the slider which I think helps but I also covered by foam quilting table with a good quality oilcloth (let me know if you want the source) and it is every bit as slick as the supreme slider thing. In fact, I have trouble with things sliding off of it when I'm not doing machine quilting.
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:33 PM
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I use the gloves.
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