tirsdag den 15. marts 2011
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When quilting I use gloves. I do so because it makes my shoulders and hand less tense. I've tried out different kind of gloves during time as well as other notions to ease up my quilting. I find it difficult to choose or find just the right tool. Hope that my experience can be helpful to you when choosing quilting tools. But maybe you don't need any?
First I bought a set of "hoops" from Cottonpatch England, they were made of plastic and came ind two different sizes. They worked ok, but I didn't continue to use them. Had to go on searching for the right tool.
Next was a pair of ordinary gloves for gardening, they worked ok. Made the quilting a bit easier. But I wanted the "dots" to make a tighter grip.
Then I found an other pair of garden gloves, this time in Sweden and they really work very good and holds on tight to the quilttop when quilting. The "dots" were smaller and more and they certainly had a much tighter grip. As you can see on the picture they are darkened by use.
Not so long ago some of the girls in the guild had bought a pair of orange latex flowery gloves, they made the grip almost perfect. Only thing is, that your hands get warm inside them.
My son in law was the one to bring closer the perfect solution - he gave me a pair of gloves which he uses at work as a carpenter. They are bought in do-it-yourself market and makes you hold very tight onto the quilttop AND also lets air enter the gloves leaving you without hot hands. You can take a closer look at the first picture at the top of this entry.