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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 1889205 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

3/15/21

I can't speak to the Poke-a-dots but since the Thimble Pads are suede, they DO help grip the needle quite nicely. 

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

3/15/21

Suze, there are also finger cots for handsewing...I sure hope the treatments don’t stop your handsewing!  I would be at a lose to not be able to do any!

or, just remember to limit how long you spend in a session and not let yourself work too long?  But it may take a bit of experimenting with that time limit.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

3/15/21

I just got my first Covid shot!  Yippee, glad to be getting the extra protection.  But, I also have a dental appointment, mammogram, Dexa scan, and a colonoscopy over the next month!  By the end of April I should have a clean board of health!  
geeze, nothing like getting it all scheduled and soon to be done!

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

3/15/21

I wonder if your issue is grabbing the needle?  When I've hand quilting that is what gets me - I use the finger cots - tips off of latex or nitril gloves work too - just something to make your fingers more grabby so you don't have to hold as hard or pull as strongly.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

3/15/21

Dee, I recently bought this pattern from an Australian site and thought of you.  She has directions for both raw edge and needleturn applique.  The sizes range from a lap quilt (67"x67"), large lap quilt (80"x80" ... WAITAMINIT!!  She's calling an 80x80 quilt a "large lap"???  Holy moley!  I'm refraining from further comments!  LOL!), and a queen size (92"x92").

These applique pieces are *large* and even the queen size wouldn't take forever to finish.  :-)

website link: https://www.freebirdquiltingdesigns.com.au/?s=modern+mandala 


I'm VERY interested in starting .. BUT!  no no no!   I am already working on a small Forever Project and have that quail needleturn started and queued up!  LOL!



Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

3/15/21

hum... I might have some nitrile gloves I could experiment with....

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

3/15/21

Yup, that one is in my notebook as a possible forever project. Thanks

lppenguins

From: lppenguins

3/15/21

Oh no, it’s beautiful, I hope you find it!

I need to measure all mine, it’s a good idea. 
and I’d be more tempted to grab one and load it if I have extra time. 

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