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    I have tried many different thimbles and have not found any to be really comfortable to use. The last was those leather ones that can be moisted and molded to the finger. While cleaning out my medicine chest I came across some finger cots. I tried one! It works great. I just bought a box of 144 of them online for $1.91 on ebay. I am a happy camper.
    Does anyone else use latex finger cots? What is your preference

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    I used them at work for many purposes... I like the rubber ones best sold at office supply stores. I think I would destroy the finger cots after a couple of dozen stitches LOL

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    never heard of them, can you buy them at pharmacies?

    Quote Originally Posted by EagarBeez
    I have tried many different thimbles and have not found any to be really comfortable to use. The last was those leather ones that can be moisted and molded to the finger. While cleaning out my medicine chest I came across some finger cots. I tried one! It works great. I just bought a box of 144 of them online for $1.91 on ebay. I am a happy camper.
    Does anyone else use latex finger cots? What is your preference

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    I use the latex exam gloves. I just cut off the fingers and use them. They only last one quilting session for me but I only use 2 at a time. One box holds 100 gloves = 500 fingers. I use them to pull the needle -- they aren't much good in protecting your fingers like a leather thimble though. To me the finger cots are more like the latex gloves than thimbles.

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    I have a Roxanne thimble I simply adore! don't use anything but my Roxanne--spendy!

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    I have 3 thimbles and find them all okay. Can't sew without a thimble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franie
    I have a Roxanne thimble I simply adore! don't use anything but my Roxanne--spendy!
    Oh Franie! I just looked up those Roxanne thimbles! You're right, they are spendy! I'm afraid with my klutzie self, I'd lose it! :)

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    I've never mastered sewing WITH a thimble! Guess I just developed good callouses???

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    I just can't get the hang of thimbles :oops: LOL

    Which usually means that a small part of me goes with each quilt :wink:

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    I use surface guard that I purchased at a local hardware store, one sheet has many different sizes - 46 pieces, I use them for me handsewing and when they lose the stickiness I get another - cheap and comfortable.

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    I have used finger cots for years. I use one on my thimble finger to keep the thimble from slipping off - my fingers are so small, that the smallest thimble is still too big. I even use masking tape to tape it on sometimes.

    I also use the cot on my index finger to help pull the thread through the quilt - no blisters, and the thread doesn't slip.

    And You can use them on your fingers when you FMQ if you can't find you FMQ gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franie
    I have a Roxanne thimble I simply adore! don't use anything but my Roxanne--spendy!
    I have one, have had it for maybe 10 years, my finger changes many time during the day, I have 2 from a quilt fair, silver and lighter than the Roxanne and I switch back and forth between them, depending on which one fits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    never heard of them, can you buy them at pharmacies?

    Quote Originally Posted by EagarBeez
    I have tried many different thimbles and have not found any to be really comfortable to use. The last was those leather ones that can be moisted and molded to the finger. While cleaning out my medicine chest I came across some finger cots. I tried one! It works great. I just bought a box of 144 of them online for $1.91 on ebay. I am a happy camper.
    Does anyone else use latex finger cots? What is your preference
    Yes you sure can. I just purchased mine on ebay.com From a pharmaceutical company.

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