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    Quilt gloves

    I have just started learning to machine quilt. I haven't bought gloves yet. What gloves do you use?

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    Machingers are my favourite gloves. I still haven't worn out my first pair and it's been over 3 years. I do wash them when they start to look a little dirty. I put some dish soap in my hands while I am wearing them and "wash" my hands/gloves. I hang them to dry. Machingers let you grip the sandwich to move it but have a nice weave that keeps your hands cool and not sweaty.

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    I've misplaced my machingers! Darn it, I need them now!!

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    I use garden gloves Need new ones!
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    If you ride a horse the white gloves for grooming. Some of my friends used the exfolia gloves or garden gloves from cheap shops. I can't wear gloves because my hands get to hot. I use the the stripes of matting that stop objects sliding in cars or anywhere under my hands. I am looking at other ideas as well. Ie the finger things.
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    I tried gardening gloves which worked ok, but machingers fit my hand better
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    I love the Machinger's gloves. They fit me better and aren't as hot as some of the gloves I've tried. I never quilt without them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    I love the Machinger's gloves. They fit me better and aren't as hot as some of the gloves I've tried. I never quilt without them!
    Ditto! Garden gloves were too hot. I even use my Machingers when I am sewing lengths of fabrics together (e.g. backings, borders). There is less stress on my hands while feeding the fabric through the machine and I can "move" the fabric to keep the edges together.

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    I don't often do machine quilting. On the odd occasion I do, I use the garden gloves. For the little machine quilting I do it's not worth investing in specific quilting gloves to me.

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    Machinagers allow my hands to breath. Use them as I hand sew...binding or applique. Love them..still trying to figure out how the rubberized tip of fingers get dirty..do "wash my hands" with them on...keep a supply on hand when quilting for show! Lol good luck. Lots of tips for you !
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    I use Machingers because garden gloves were too hot for me. I just started using SORTKWIK on just my fingers because a friend always uses it and I really like it!! It's the fingertp moistener that you use in offices to handle paper or in banks when you are counting a lot of paper money. You can buy it at office supply stores. It leaves no residue on your quilt and my hands don't sweat!!
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    Finger cots work for me!
    Just on 2 or 3 fingers of each hand.

    I have a couple pairs of disposable gloves from my dentist that I am going to try when I next FMQ.

    I've tried the machingers and other types of gloves to find they are too bulky and warm for my liking.
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    I bought the yellow ones from JoAnn's - I think they might be Fons & Porter. Little rubber dots all over them. I do like using gloves for FMQ because the fabric makes your hands so dry that they slide all over the place and don't guide well.
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    I was lucky enough to get a good set of quilting gloves on sale. Before that, I just used gardening gloves that have the rubber grippers on the palms and fingers because I wasn't going to spend a fortune and they work just as well.
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    I vote for Machingers- they fit, they work, and they are cool.

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    I like the Machingers...and use them most of the time...except in the summer when it is too hot to have them on my hands. Then I use finger "cots" on a couple of fingers on each hand.

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    I tried all the cheap alternatives first, including finger cots, but ended up liking Machingers the best.
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    Thin knit ones from Fons and Porter. They are just right for me.

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    I just got these and love them , I like my finger tips out of the gloves so I can feel and get pins out easily.http://www.keepsakequilting.com/prod...l/8779.MED.htm I had Fon's and Porters gloves but they kept coming off of my thumbs.

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    Machingers! So much more comfortable than garden gloves, fit my hands better, aren't too warm. They're not at all expensive, especially with a coupon.

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    I use the Fon's and Porters yellow gloves (the blue ones were too tight) and love them, think and not hot. Use your 50% coupon and they are only around $4....Garding gloves do work for are too hot. In the winter I also use cheap stretchy knited gloves that I get at Wallgreens.

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    I use the Fons & Porter's gloves also but I cut the tips off the thumbs and pointer finger - makes it easier to pick up threads etc.

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    I don't care for the gloves as I always need to take them off to do something else. I like the "handles" that come in two sizes - with those I don't have to grip as hard so it saves my hands.

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    Machingers when I quilt, one on each hand. When I piece/strip piece etc, one on left hand only, helps with sliding fabric pieces to line up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
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    These are what I use, too. I can get a better fit than the machingers. I get the ones that breathe on top -- they grip really well.
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