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Thread: Warning: Don't do this!!

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    Warning: Don't do this!!

    Yesterday while FMQ and going at a pretty good clip, I stitched through the index glove finger, two or three stitches before I stopped. Lucky for me and fortunately, I did not stitch my finger.

    My gloves were loose and I knew it. I didn't bother to pull them up tightly and should have and will in the future. I dodged a bullet without the loss of blood and am not passing on the warning to pull the gloves on tightly with the tip of the fingers all the way to the end. AND when I purchase new gloves, I will be going down a size.

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    Good advice!

    How many times have we (I) regretted not taking those extra few seconds to "do it right in the first place"? (I'm not telling - nor can I count that high.)

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    My advice is to do your best work you can do if it is doing piecing or quilting. This isn't a motor cross speedway and I doubt that we do our best work with the petal to the metal. I am delighted that you didn't injury yourself.
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    I have done that with my machingers and mine do fit well. I was just glad it was the glove and not my finger!

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    I have sewn a few stitches in my gloves. I was glad they were a bit bigger so my finger didn't get pricked by the needle.
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    Okay, I'll be the first to admit that right after I got my sitdown HQ16, I put the needle through a finger...it only takes once! Now my fingers get no where near the needle!

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    And the stitches were probably pretty good looking stitches on the other side. All kidding aside another reason to keep an eye on the little ones who want to become futurequilters.

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    Sometimes it is better to slow down a little. However, we usually want to hurry and finish so we can get going on the next project.
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    I have almost sewn over my finger so many times and most of the time it was not paying attention

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Good advice!

    How many times have we (I) regretted not taking those extra few seconds to "do it right in the first place"? (I'm not telling - nor can I count that high.)
    Yes!!! Never enough time to do it right...always enough time to do it over!!

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    Good reminder....

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    Thank you for the warning. I'm new but I've noticed that when I'm going side to side my fingers get pretty close to the free motion quilting foot. Scary!

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    OOHH! Glad you didn't get hurt.

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    Good advice. I caught the edge of my finger yesterday. Thank goodness, I didn't get the nail.

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    Oh, I did that and I didn't think to warn anyone...I didn't draw blood either but was a close call. I use gardening gloves and they fit loose...maybe I will just invest in another pair of those thin quilting gloves. Can't think of the name. I wore one pair out.

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    Don't leave pins in your fabric and sleep on it, you will wake with a feeling of bump on your head trying to figure where/when you banged your head. After careful thought it will come to you your bump is an infection caused by the pins, that may require a shot for lockjaw.. It's happened to me crazy as it sounds try explaining your doctor that story.. Dr. "you did what?" Dr. "That's a new one!"

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    I did that once with my bathrobe sleeve!
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    I realized my gloves were not staying on my hands, and trying to fall off. The elastic was worn out. I cut a piece of elastic to fit around my wrist and sewed it onto the inside of the glove at the wrist with a wide zig-zag. Works well.
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    I haven't sewn through my glove or finger but I have sliced the top off y long finger nails. The rotary blade didn't even jump or stall.
    Keep finger well away from edge of rulers and needles.
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    Yes, and you better keep them away from those rotary blades. I had just purchased a new rotary cutter and the blade was also new and EXTREMELY SHARP. That was at least 9 months ago, and the finger, although healed, is still numb! I'm just glad I still have it!

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    Well Suz, I was not lucky. I stitched thru my finger, glove and all. What was worse was haiving to think enough to raise the needle from my finger! That was no fun. I've done it twice! You'd think I'd learn but I didn't.
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    Which is why I use Grip-N-Stitch..

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    Sorry. What is Grip-N-Stitch? Just wondering.

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    http://www.amazon.com/Stitch-Motion-.../dp/B005MRUAE2
    Grip-n-stitch are two disks that grip your fabric as you free motion quilt. No gloves needed. Hands are free. There are Youtube videos on them also.

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