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quilting gloves-use them or not

Old 01-11-2019, 02:08 PM
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Hi, as the title says, do you use quilting gloves or not, to free motion quilt?
I never had, until yesterday at a friend's house. She had a pair and I don't know if it was the large flat surface, or the gloves, or both that made the difference, but it sure helped my hands and my wrist not hurt. If you use gloves, what kind are yours? I am thinking of getting some next trip into town.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:16 PM
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Machingers are great
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:24 PM
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I have tried Fons and Porter, several different varieties of garden gloves, rubber tips, and always go back to Machingers. I know they make some folks hands sweat but they don't for me and I think they are the best for me.

If you look on eBay you can find knock offs for really cheap and they work fine, at least for me.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:33 PM
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Machinagers for me! At first I tried garden gloves with plastic dots but wasn't satisfied. Once I tried the Machinagers, that was it for me. I think the two things you mentioned, a flat surface and the gloves are so important to FMQ.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:40 PM
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Before I got a longarm I did my machine quilting with Machingers. They really helped.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:58 PM
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i've been using some garden gloves from walmart, about $1. they make such a difference in my being able to relax my shoulders!
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:00 PM
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Machingers for me also. They fit well and the weave of the fabric doesn’t make my hands sweat. The finger tips and thumb have a rubberized coating.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:34 PM
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:06 PM
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Only Machingers. Every one that tells me garden gloves do the same for cheap more then likely have never used Machingers or probably touched one.
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:12 PM
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Machingers. I converted from garden gloves, and the fit and grip are so much better. They are thin and very stretchy so I feel like I can manipulate the quilt better. Bought mine on A---zon, very reasonably priced.
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