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    Senior Member teddysmom's Avatar
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    Does anyone use them? What is the purpose and do they work?

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    I was going to ask for some for Christmas. I would like to know if there are any that are better thank others.

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    I do use quilting gloves. I have tried several before finding the ones I have. They fit so well that you hardly know you have them on. They are made by Atlas and have the entire palm and fingers that are rubber. I find the rubber palms are really helpful. They weren't expensive either, I think they were about $8.00 in a quilt shop in Washington DC.

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    I like the Machingers. They are about $8 at a local quilt store, and your hands are able to breathe. Make sure to try them on first. The first pair I purchased were Fons & Porter from Joann's, and while they were better than nothing, the Machingers work so much better! The F&P are heavier, not really bulky but warmer, although your hands can breathe. However, the Machingers snag easily so watch your jewelry. Nothing fray check can't handle, but still...

    Hand wash pretty often, drip dry to keep the lint from piling up and decreasing the efficiency.

    I do not like the little finger tip things - they are definitely more trouble than they're worth...except they filled my trash can quilt well!

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    I use the cheapo ones from Joannes (Fons and Porter) They're great. They help grip the fabric while machine quilting and assist in controlling the movement of the sandwich.

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    I use mine all the time! I have the Fon's & Porter ones..they stay right in the drawer under my machine. When I need help holding something while sewing they're like an extra pair of hands almost. =)

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    I got mine in the gardening department of a local general merchandise store. I think I paid two bucks. I look for close fitting goves with a latex or rubber palm. They fit very snug and grip the quilt top giving me better traction while doing free motion.

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    I have some I use that I got from the Dollar Tree. They work just fine. I buy several pairs when they have them because I will always lose one. Blessings to all. Kathryn

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    Machingers - not very expensive and they fit better than anything else, don't feel too warm, and you can do most of your sewing tasks with them on so you're not always slipping them off and on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prissnboot
    I like the Machingers. They are about $8 at a local quilt store, and your hands are able to breathe. Make sure to try them on first. The first pair I purchased were Fons & Porter from Joann's, and while they were better than nothing, the Machingers work so much better! The F&P are heavier, not really bulky but warmer, although your hands can breathe. However, the Machingers snag easily so watch your jewelry. Nothing fray check can't handle, but still...

    Hand wash pretty often, drip dry to keep the lint from piling up and decreasing the efficiency.

    I do not like the little finger tip things - they are definitely more trouble than they're worth...except they filled my trash can quilt well!
    I hand piece and hand quilt. Would they help me?

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    not the gloves with rubber dots on them for free motion quilting. but there are gloves out there called Handeze (sp) that are stretchy and fingerless on the ends. they help keep your hands warm and give them support.
    when my thumbs were killing me they helped a great deal.

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    I have the Machingers gloves. They are great for FMQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I have the Machingers gloves. They are great for FMQ

    What is FMQ!

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    I get mine at the Dollar Store. They help me when I am SID or FMQ...
    Stitch In the Ditch Free Motion Quilting
    The gloves just give you more gripping ability when quilting.
    Kirsten

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I use the cheapo ones from Joannes (Fons and Porter) They're great. They help grip the fabric while machine quilting and assist in controlling the movement of the sandwich.
    I too have the ones from Fons and Porter. They really are helpful. But they are warm too but I would imagine that all of them are.

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    I use the Atlas gardening gloves. I can get them cheaper than the Machingers, but it looks like the M's might keep your hands cooler since they are thinner. My hands do get hot, but they help me keep a good grip when doing freemotion quilting. I guess they might help you with the hand that pulls the needle through with hand quilting, but I don't do much of that, so haven't tried it yet with the gloves.

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    The Machingers are great, hands stay cool, you can keep them on for fiddly things, they wash well and dont lose shape or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddysmom
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I have the Machingers gloves. They are great for FMQ

    What is FMQ!
    Free Motion Quilting :D:D:D

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    That's what I use too. Not sure why, but they help me move the fabric better.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I have the Machingers gloves. They are great for FMQ

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    I, too found the rotary blade sharpner a waste of money and time. Antonio

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    I have used them and they seem to help maintain control when you FMQ. At my age my finger tips are very smooth so I don't have a good grip anymore.

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    Yes i use them...they work great. I won't pay more than a few bucks for gloves. You can usually get them in the garden dept for a few dollars.

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    i have a pair and they sure help me hold on to the fabric to stay in a strate line i don't feel a lot with the tips of my fingers a nother one of those things that happens with sjogren and fibro

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    I use mine for FMQ it really does help I was using latex type goves but my hands would get really sweaty!

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    I use them for FMQ. I have tried several different brands. Purchased Machingers and I love them. They are light weight and they have a band around the wrist and rubbery tips. They stay where they are suppose to be.

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