What to use instead of quilting gloves?
Beth from Cooking Up Quilts has another solution – jar lid grippers. These can be found at the dollar store or get them here (they can also be cut from gripping shelf liner). They work just as well for her as gloves on those projects that require her to remove the gloves often.
How do you protect your fingers when quilting?
Help you get a better grip.
Most quilting gloves are made of lightweight, comfortable material. Padding is added to the tip of each finger to allow for friction between your fingers and your fabric. This makes it so much easier to move the fabric around.
How do I stop my fingers from hurting when I sew?
Take breaks – often
This is the easiest way to prevent hurting hands. For every 15 minutes of stitching take a break of 5 minutes. Maybe you want to stitch longer in one sitting, then fine, do 30 minutes of stitching and a break of 10-15 minutes.
Where do you wear a thimble?
You wear a traditional thimble (usually on your index or middle finger) to protect your finger from the eye-end of the needle. If you use your index or middle finger to push the eye-end of a needle enough times your finger will get hurt; that’s where a thimble like this comes in handy.