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    #16
    Re: Thimble Question/Opinion

    I use the Clover Natural Fit leather thimble on the middle finger of my right hand and rubber Quilter's Tips or silicone needle pullers on my thumb and index finger. I don't use anything on my left hand.

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    The combination is perfect for me and very comfortable. My grandmother always used metal thimbles when she did hand work, but I could never find one that was comfortable for me.
    Last edited by SherylM; October 18, 2016, 12:59 PM.
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      #17
      Re: Thimble Question/Opinion

      I have been using the Jelly Thimbles as they flex around my finger better. This last time, the ridge on the outter edge really bugged me. I have been thinking about trying something new. Thanks for all of the great ideas.
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        #18
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        Pam, I like a thimble that's hard and my fingernail is exposed on top. I think I have every thimble every created, but the past few years I like the cheap plastic ones sold at JoAnn. They cost less than $1 so I buy a few at a time. My fingers are small so I boil a cup of water and drop the thimble in the water for a few minutes and then take it out and put it on my finger and squeeze it to make it fit me tighter. Some of the thimbles made for children fit me.
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          #19
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          After reading these I am reminded my mother in law hand quilts all hers. She just wraps a piece of heavy medical tape on her finger each time she quilts. It is the white kind I think and she can reuse the same piece a few times before it loses it sticky. I may try her method because I already have some.

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            #20
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            I have that same exact thimble but made by Prym (which you find almost everywhere) and I love it and use it always but I have to admit that for hand-quilting (small stitches) I still need to use the old metal thimble because that is what I feel most comfortable with :-)
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              #21
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              That thimble looks pretty clunky. I like a metal one with a ridge around the top edge to keep the needle from slipping. It's pretty basic but it works.

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                #22
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                I also use a metal thimble with the ridge around it. I have used this type for many years. I do a lot of hand quilting.

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                  #23
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                  I use just a plain metal one. I would like to try one of the silicone/jelly ones with the metal tip but I'm afraid if the needle slips, it will go through the jelly stuff. Hmmm.

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                    #24
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                    Update........I bought the Soft Comfort thimble and the Poke A Dots thimble pads from M*.

                    I tried them a few times now and I do like them. The Soft Comfort Thimble works well for me because the needle doesn't slip. It is a little thicker than the rubbery one with the metal top but it works better for me. It's not a hot as the rubbery ones. I also like the Poke A Dots too. I tried using one of those on my finger underneath the quilt so the needle doesn't jab into my finger.

                    I'm doing a little better on my stitching now.

                    A suggestion on the Thimble It pads.....I find them too slick so I wrapped a piece of painters tape around my finger & over the Thimble pad and that helped keep the needle from slipping.
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