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Thread: This is the way we hand sew.

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    I talked about how to hand sew in the chat room with some of the ladies and found it a bit different in the way as we do in Japan.
    Is this quite new to you???
    Do all the ladies use metal cap top on your middle finger?
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    Hello from Spain Youme :D

    That looks a very different technique than how the majority of Westerners sew, I like the idea of an open thimble on the middle of your finger, although I have never seen one for sale :D

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    Hello, Izy.
    I even didn't know that the thimble we use is not sold there.
    In Japan, Hawaiian quilt ispretty big and they use the same type of thimble that western people do, but for me, the way I showed in the piture is the fastest way to sew .

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    That is different. Pretty neat. I think my fingers would cramp up. beautiful work. Love to see more pictures.

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    Youme, I think however we are taught feels right :D I love your quilt too :D

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    Interesting, I have never been able to use a thimble, if I need something I use the rubber finger protectors that they use in offices :wink:

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    That is quite different! I wonder how hard it would be to learn to do that.

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    Quite different from the way I was taught! Looks way more efficient though!

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    It is easier way for me to push the needle with more stress to go through the whole sandwitched fabrics and battings without hoops.

    And Laies, I have a question here.
    Do you use a longer needle for quilting?
    It IS my way, and teacher never recommend me so, but I handsew everything with the short needle, that just fit my finger when I hold it in this way.

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    How unusual. I can see how it would work.

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    It truly looks like a more efficient way to hand sew with a thimble than the kind we typically use here in the U.S. I have seen ones similar to ours (closed end, fits on the end of a finger) without the end, but not one that slides up your finger. Also, where I live we have a bit of a "cultural" thimble, made from seal hide. They look like a little "shoe" and are open on one side (the fingernail side) and have a little band that hold them on. I have yet to try one, I'm just too used to the one I grew up using. I even think I have one, I just don't know where it is!

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    Now, this is very interesting indeed! I have never seen a thimble like that one either, and I collect them! Huh....

    It is hard to get used to using a thimble, but, once you do, it is a finger savor. Just keep trying different ones until it does feel right.

    It depends on the project what needle I use to sew with. I think what you are using is a between. The nice thing about those is you can get great control of your stitches.

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    I have a hard time using any thimble. Most of the metal ones are too large for my finger tip and then when I get a plastic one it sweats and is uncomfortable. A friend of mine told me to get a leather one like she uses for beading but I have been unable to find one in my price range. I have never seen an open side one and I would love to see one for the middle of your finger like in the above fingers. This site is so full of info!!!

    Miss Tami

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    I may have seen a thimble like that, but didn't realize that it really was a current model! I may have thought it was antique! Will keep my eyes open! Thank you for sharing! :lol: :lol:
    The shorter needles make it easier to make smaller stitches. It is easier to rock the needle when it is shorter. At least that is what I have found. :lol: :lol:

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    I've always used a metal thimble on my middle finger (I guess because my mother did) yours is very interesting, I can see how it can be useful. You wouln't have to turn your hand to get your thimble in line with your needle. I will be on the look out for a thimble like yours. Thanks for sharing.

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    Miss Treated,
    I would like to see the shue like thimble you mentioned above. Could you please show me the picture how you hear it?

    I had been wondering if our thimble is traditionally Japanese or something came fro western culture.
    There might be any other ways of handsewing in the world. :)

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    youme, is there a website catalog place that your kind of thimbles can be purchased?
    Deara

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    I moved all my sewing stuff upstairs so i have been sorting...I have a package of these...it says ring thimble and is fons and Porter so I must have got them at joanns.....I tried all kinds of stuff for hand sewing :wink:

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    I tried googling on where you can get it in USA, but all I could find out was Japanese online shop. There are some thimbles made with leather (leather ring),too.
    http://item.rakuten.co.jp/yanagiya/c/0000000574/

    Just to show you what other kind of thimbles we have here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youme
    I tried googling on where you can get it in USA, but all I could find out was Japanese online shop. There are some thimbles made with leather (leather ring),too.
    http://item.rakuten.co.jp/yanagiya/c/0000000574/

    Just to show you what other kind of thimbles we have here.

    Thank you so much youme.
    Deara

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    I moved all my sewing stuff upstairs so i have been sorting...I have a package of these...it says ring thimble and is fons and Porter so I must have got them at joanns.....I tried all kinds of stuff for hand sewing :wink:

    Ruth thank you for the info.
    Made a note to check out Joann's online later.
    Deara

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    http://search.store.yahoo.net/cgi-bi....autodone=http://edit.store.yahoo.com/RT/NEWEDIT.yhst-96748182234973/961d6d3ab0a4/nsearch.html

    on this page at the quilters warehouse

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    Ruth, thanks for the links. I wonder why you ave these in USA. Is it an old way of handsewing in USA,too??

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    I use a leather thimble as the metal ones just fall off my finger (I've got small fingers I guess) and the leather one has a little bit of elastic in it to grip my finger better.. although there are times it will still slip a bit..

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    So, do you use the same type of thimble as I do?

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