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Your favorite FMQ gloves?

Old 09-18-2022, 08:48 AM
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Default Your favorite FMQ gloves?

Does anyone have a favorite brand of gripper gloves for FMQ? I have a pair of Grabaroos, but they are a) too big (were always to big, but have definitely stretched with use) and b) really impossible to pick up threads or do any adjusting in. I've tried gardening and cleaning gloves with similar trouble. As I'm going to have to invest in right sized gloves anyway, I wondered if anyone has a favorite brand.

Thank you in advance.

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Old 09-18-2022, 09:01 AM
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I just use rubber gardening glove or the cloth ones with rubber nubs. When I need to remove pins Etc. I just take them off do what needs to be done and put them back on.
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Old 09-18-2022, 09:53 AM
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I have a pair of gardening gloves with the nubs that I love. They are tight fitting, and I can pick up thread, pins and needles with them. They were on clearance, and I paid a whopping .99 cents for them. Unfortunately, I've never found another pair like them. I think you just have to try on a lot a gloves to find that perfect pair. My BFF has a couple of different name brand gloves, and I don't like the fit of either pair.
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Old 09-18-2022, 10:12 AM
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I did get a pair of Machingers (spelling, got them years ago) They come in different sizes and have worked fine for me. They are lightweight and cool. I know there are a lot of others now.
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Old 09-18-2022, 10:32 AM
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Machingers for me. I've tried garden gloves and fingertips. I always go back to Machingers. Grabaroos are great for utility work around the house.
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Old 09-18-2022, 10:44 AM
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I love a gizmo or notion so I have tried everything recommended and always go back to Machingers.
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Old 09-18-2022, 11:26 AM
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Machingers for me as well. Wore out one pair and promptly bought another pair.
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Old 09-18-2022, 12:38 PM
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boy, mine are old. almost pink beige in color with the tips of gloves open for fingers. little rubbery lines going around each finger. tighter on wrists. I loved them but don't use them much anymore. can't remember where i got them. could have been Nancy's Notions, or Clotildes (Annie's crafts now) or ....
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Old 09-18-2022, 07:03 PM
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I like the Machinger's the best.
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Old 09-18-2022, 07:58 PM
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I've tried Machingers, but I prefer Grabaroos. I have large hands and have had trouble finding the XL size. A few years ago, on a trip, I managed to locate several pairs, so I bought every one I could find!

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