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Thread: Using Machingers for the first time

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    Super Member grann of 6's Avatar
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    A couple weeks ago when my DDIL & I went to a "new for us LQS" my DDIL dropped a pair of these in my "to buy" stack. I still don't know why as she is not a quilter, but an enabler. Got home and forgot they were there. So since this is my day of planned mega accomplishment I decided to give these things a try on my QFK. Wow!! How much easier and faster it is. And I don't have to keep taking them off either to push buttons on the machine. My Viking Diamond has buttons for EVERYTHING, thread cutting, lock stitch, reverse, needle lift, etc. How awesome these gloves are!!! Just wanted you to know....

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    My hubby calls my machingers the "other" man in my life. I love them. Mine have quite a few holes in them, but they help me move those big quilts all around!

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    Oh yes, I agree!! I love them! I even have "spare" pairs for when I am washing them. I just can't be without!

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    Yes, I bought a pair recently too to replace my Fon & Porters, which I hate. They are great. I'm thinking of buying a spare pair too, just in case something happens to these. I love them.

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    I haven't heard of these. Anybody want to post a picture?

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    Love mine! They make quilting so much easier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by merrylouw
    I haven't heard of these. Anybody want to post a picture?
    Ask and you shall receive.... Mine are pink from the chalk I was using
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    I have some that I love too. They need to be washed, but I was not sure if that was something I should even do. They do help keep the quilt from slipping around.

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    I love mine too!

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    I love mine as well! I found that my hands were drying so much as I handled the material while quilting on the machine. The material then was sliding through my fingers and I was working awfully hard trying to manage all the fabric...which made my whole upper body tense up even more. After I started using the machingers I realized that I didn't have to work so hard to hold the fabric and so my whole body was much more relaxed as I quilted. They also help prevent body oil from being transferred to the fabric as you work...so the fabric stays cleaner as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by merrylouw
    I haven't heard of these. Anybody want to post a picture?
    Ask and you shall receive.... Mine are pink from the chalk I was using
    Oh, I see, like fingers!!!! Thanks grann of 6!

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    I use mine all the time! What a wonderful product!

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    I love my Machingers also. Sure makes fmq easier.

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    I think they're great and use them a lot! Think I"m about ready for another pair.

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    Thank you for sharing this with us :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher
    Yes, I bought a pair recently too to replace my Fon & Porters, which I hate. They are great. I'm thinking of buying a spare pair too, just in case something happens to these. I love them.
    I sure agree with hating the Fons & Porter. I have to keep pulling them up. There is no band on the wrist part ot keep them from slipping.

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    For someone who asked about washing them. I wash mine frequently. I put them on, squirt some soft soap in my hands and wash away. I slip them off after rinsing my hands and hang them to dry. I use luke warm water. They have always washed up beautifully, they dry and are just like new.

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    I wash mine. I put them on, use a very mild soap and just 'wash my hands'. Then I dry my hands with a towel, and take the gloves off and stand them over a glass till they try. Works very well. Just be gentle as you wash.

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    Yes, they r great!...have a new pr and my old ones...lol

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    I like using them too, am on my third pair. Like them so well, for lots of sewing I use them, not just for quilting. Great gloves, never found another brand that works as well.

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    Where can you get them?

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    I also have two pairs and couldn't live without them. They are fabulous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lystra
    Where can you get them?
    I got mine at my LQS but I think I have seen them on the internet somewhere. Try Clotilde.com or nancysnotions.com. Maybe even connecting threads.com.

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    I use them for my satin stitching. They give me more control and in the winter they help keep the fingers warm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lystra
    Where can you get them?
    I just got an email from J Hittle and they have them on special this week for a few cents over $5.00 That is a good buy.

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