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Old 02-28-2011, 03:52 AM
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I love my gloves, don't know who makes them but they are great, the garden gloves I used for a while were a bit bulky. Make sure you have dropped you feed dogs when you do free motion quilting cause that will cause drag.(can you tell i've done this) I put my ironing board at the edge of my sewing table so the quilt won't be pulled and cause drag.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:33 AM
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I use the Fons and Porter gloves too. They make all the difference to me. Now if I could just keep my three yr old son from wanting to take them all the time :o)
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:42 AM
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Use my Machingers all the time & love them. Just bought a new pair as I wore my first pair out!
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:52 AM
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I'm only working on fmq on my first quilt right now, and I started out with the machingers gloves. Haven't tried fmq without gloves and don't intend to - if it ain't broke, don't fix it!! I can tell you this, though - My hands, shoulders and arms are less tired using the gloves for fmq than without on straight line quilting. I will never quilt again without gloves, fmq or otherwise.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:55 AM
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I use my machingers gloves every time I FMQ. I have an extra pair. I don't want to ever be without them when I am doing FMQ.

My slider was a loss. I taped it down with painter's tape. The tape came off and I had quilted the slider into my quilt before I noticed that the slider had moved. I have another slider but haven't gotten up the nerve to use a slider again.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:58 AM
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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!!!

Bought Mr.Clean gloves while shopping last year sometime - they are spandex and the entire palm and fingers are covered with rubber dots. $1.98 and work like a charm plus they "fit like a glove".
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:04 AM
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gloves! they make me Stronger. lol...
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by mona202
What r the gloves for? What is fmq and what is a halo? Can u tell I am new? Lol
The gloves help with grip/control of moving the fabric while quilting. Your hands alone are not grippy and control is important to get good stitches. Some people do not use gloves, but it is much easier of you do. The gloves have rubber grippies that grab the fabric and then you can just move your hands without trying to hold on to the fabric at same time

FMQ is free motion quilting.

The quilting Halo is a tool that is a rubbery circle that you lay on your quilt. It grips the fabric and your hands hold on to that circle. It is ok for close quilting, but for stippling, etc, it isn't helpful because you need to constantly be moving it to get to the next area you want to quilt.

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Old 02-28-2011, 05:35 AM
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Wow thanks for all the info. This board is wonderful!
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:43 AM
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I use the machiners gloves and spray my table with a silicone spray. Can grip the quilt easily to move it and it slides so smoothly.
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