thimbles for hand quilting

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by , 01-14-2013 at 04:43 AM (922 Views)
Quote Originally Posted by carla m View Post
ok i have a question i hope its not too stupid. ive never hand sewn much but i have a desire to learn to handquilt.
i do everything by machine now even binding. i want to know which finger or fingers you put a thimble on since you have to size them and also what kind of thimbles are more comfortable and easy to use. im planning on trying to teach myself with videos and practicing ive also bought a couple of handquilting books to help. thanks ahead of time for all your help and info.
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  1. BizzieLizzie's Avatar
    Hi, I usually have a thimble on each of my middle fingers as these are the fingers I use predominantly to push the needle through the work. If you have not done much hand quilting, you might like to consider a tool that another member introduced some time ago - Aunt Becky's tool? There is also a video on youtube that demonstrates the use of this tool - here is the link:


    I have been hand quilting since 2002 but I am not very good at it. I am going to try using this tool and see if it makes my quilting better.

    I wish you all the best in your hand quilting. Be good to know how you get on. Best wishes.
  2. Traditional Quilter's Avatar
    I use Roxanne's thimbles and I use it on my middle finger. I prefer quilting with the pad of my finger rather than the end. I also use Thimblelady thimble. It just depends what mood I'm in when I quilt. I use Aunt Becky's finger underneath. However, I just purchased T.J.'s Quick Quilter (it's a spoon) and in practicing with it I find I get smaller stitches. You can find this on Jinny Beyer's website. I'm going to finish the quilt I'm working on with Aunt Becky's but my next quilt I intend to use T.J.'s.

    Happy quilting!

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