I used a small felted cupboard-stop pad for my finger that pushes the needle through the quilt. The 'stops' come in packages of a LOT & are sticky on the finger side, & can be found at most any hardware store. These pads can be used numerous times. My pushing finger does not have the sore hole in it any more. I hope this helps even one quilting friend!
Great tip. Thanks.
Hi AKnox, it is nice to meet you.
Thank you for sharing your tip.
Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy & sorrow, stitched with love
Good one! They probably don't cost as much as those sticky thimble pads you can buy at the quilt shop. It seems like anytime they put the word "quilt" on an object, they charge more for it!
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
MNnancy:t seems like anytime they put the word "quilt" on an object, they charge more for it!
Ain't that the truth, but we quilters are a resourceful bunch :)
What a wonderful idea. I'm tryin that on the next hand work I do. I have plenty of those as we use them on the 221 Featherweight sewing machines that my husband repairs and repaints. He puts them on the screw that hits the table when it is folded up, to protect the paint. Now I can use to protect my finger. He's going to wonder where all of his supplies are!
Thank YOU for looking!
Great idea AKnox thanks for sharing!
Angèle from NWO
This is a good idea. another of those things to have in your head for when you are out of something and need to improvise. And yes Nancy, Quilt means charge more. LOL but we know better. I wish I would have know a lot of this stuff when I started. I could have saved a lot of time and money. thanks
Thanks for the tip