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machingers gloves or not?

Old 02-27-2011, 10:15 AM
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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!!!

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Old 02-27-2011, 10:17 AM
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I use the machingers gloves and they work well. I got mine at jhittle for a discount.
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:20 AM
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I use the machingers gloves when I FMQ. My hands do not get so tired. Don't think they help with drag, though.
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:21 AM
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I have the gloves, but I've never used them yet. I've never machine quilted. I did attempt it at one time though.
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:35 AM
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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.

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Old 02-27-2011, 10:36 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!!!

Chris
Is your machine recessed into a table? The slider isn't going to do much for you if it's not recessed and you have a flat surface to work with.
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:41 AM
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I have to use gloves. I have the ones from Fons & Porter, but also have a pair of cheap garden gloves with the nubs on the underneath which work as well as the expensive ones. It makes a world of difference :D :D
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:43 AM
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Yes, I used the machingers gloves to quilt two recent projects. I thought they were great!
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:44 AM
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I use my gloves when I am sewing the top together. they are almost like having another hand. I was told by a quilt teacher not to use them and go by feel...but I have the security of the top not slipping when I have them on. I've worn holes in 3 the fingertips of 3 pairs. =)
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I use gloves..I got mine from the garden section at the hardware store..they work fine. I cut the end of the thumb and forefinger off so I can still pick up things..bits of thread, pins etc. Works for me :)
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