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    I live in Florida and quilting with gloves makes my hands very hot. A member of my local quilt guild who does lovely machine quilting suggested I buy a bottle of glycerin (sold at drugstores or Walmart) and put 1 or 2 drops on my fingers and work it in like hand locion. I have no trouble with my fingers sliding on the fabric now when I machine quilt. It leaves no residue on the quilt. Just a suggestion but it works for me.

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    I love my machingers, which I bought on ebay for less than $8. I have used the garden gloves and found they slipped around on my hands and wore out quickly.

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE the Machingers!!!!!!!

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    I was amazed at the difference of using the machingers over not. I was given a pair for Christmas last year and think they are wonderful! I used to use a pair of gardening gloves with the rubber tips, but even the machingers out do them. The control is amazing.

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    Ok you convinced me . I just went to ebay and bought a pair. 7.94 with free shipping. From what I saw on line thats not too bad. Of course I now have $4 in my checking account LOL

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    I got some F and P gloves-- they were cheap enough to be worth a try. I like using them for FMQ, but one thing drives me crazy: I snip my thread tails as I go, and with gloves on I can't drop the threads into the bin-- they stick to the fingers! I have always snipped as I go and can't stand not to, so I have had to abandon the glove usage, or just wear the left one only.

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    machingers are on sale for $4.99 right now.........this weeks sale at jhittle's.

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    I like the machinger gloves for FMQ, they help move the quilt better than just my fingertips. I've also used Neutrogena hand cream, which is water base and doesn't harm the quilt and your hands feel wonderful too. :thumbup: I also use the super slider, I think it helps with smaller projects more than larger quilts. Speaking of small projects to quilt, I have 3 or 4 I need to get done! :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew_sew
    machingers are on sale for $4.99 right now.........this weeks sale at jhittle's.
    I get things from him when I have a bunch of stuff to get.I still have rotary blades from an order I did 3 years ago.He does have a lot of things at good prices though His shipping doesn't make getting one thing at a time cost effective for me.

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    Make sure you're not reaching up to your machine surface. This produces drag. The elbows have to be parallel for the quilt sandwich to glide. Happy quilting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladyjanedoe
    Make sure you're not reeaching up to your machine surface. This produces drag. The elbows have to be parallel for the quilt sandwich to glide. Happy quilting!
    Oh...and the gloves are great :)

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    I use machingers for FMQ and they are GREAT! Buying them was one of the best things I ever did. They are not that expensive, and fit much better than cheaper gloves. My hands don't get too warm in them either.

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    What are machinger gloves? I must be from the iceage to not know but I honestly have not heard of them [unless they go by a diffeent name also] Please enlighten me. LOL

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    I like the Machingers for free motion quilting and do not like the slider, it was a waste of money. Have never tried the Halo. Has anyone used the Flynn quilt frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue10moon9
    I do the following just prior to quilting a top...

    Wax my wood table and sewing machine with Johnson's paste wax. Push my table up against the wall in a corner so the fabric doesn't fall off the edge of the table. Change my needle. Starch the backing fabric.

    Yes, I use the gloves.

    Happy Quilting!
    seriously, you put wax on your machine..doesn't that paste wax contain pertroleum? if it does, you could be harm not only to your machine but the fabric that touches it as well!

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    what about the new Steady Betty hand wraps...anyone try those yet?

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    Quote 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!!!

    Chris
    On FMQ you have to drop the feed dogs. I use gloves. It really helps.

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    I bought my gloves about 10 years ago and use them every time I quilt. Don't know what I would do without them.

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    I use two squares of shelf paper?? Shelf material, it is the kind that's rubber and holds the material in place like the gloves do. You don't have gloves to take off when you need your fingers, but yet you don't slip. Linda

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    I love my machingers gloves and use them all the time when I quilt. I tried the slider but it didn't cover as much and tended to get in my way when changing the bobbins. I did find that when I raised my chair so that I was above the machine and quilt, it helped a lot on drag and eased the tension in my shoulders. I have the extension table which has rounded corners and the quilt catches, so that is my only problem so far.

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    Hummer, have you heard of operation Ruby throat?

    I use the machingers gloves and they worked nicely when I used them last night.

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    I have use the gloves Once and its seems to help.

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    I had the slider and gave it away, the glove help, but mostly keeping the quilt up behine and to the left of the needle helps me the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue10moon9
    I do the following just prior to quilting a top...

    Wax my wood table and sewing machine with Johnson's paste wax. Push my table up against the wall in a corner so the fabric doesn't fall off the edge of the table. Change my needle. Starch the backing fabric.

    Yes, I use the gloves.

    Happy Quilting!
    Excellent suggestion!
    i wear gloves, they are garden gloves with rubber finger tips.
    they help sooo much!

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    sew_sew thank you for the jhittle website, I just figured out about $50 worth of notions I must have :thumbup: :lol:

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