Well, my "quilting fingers" have been walkin' for miles, and they are stretched, a couple of them got lost, they're dirty, and some are almost worn out. I won't give them up though....not for anything. I can just hear some of you. "What is this crazy woman talking about now?" Curious now? Go ahead...... scroll down so you can see the first picture..............go ahead. I double dare you!
TA DA........Drum roll please!
Presenting.............my "quilting fingers"...
These were bought many years ago and are my original red rubber gripper fingers for when I do free motion quilting. There's only 6 of them left. I used to have more of them for all fingers on both hands. "Where oh, where, are my red quilting fingers?"........as she hums to herself. My cats probably know where they went, but they're not talking.
My secret combination for successful free motion quilting (it's no secret really.....I just like those words 'cause it makes it sound special ...tee hee) is:
My Janome 6500 cleaned, oiled, with titanium needle, FMQ foot, the Supreme Glider for the bed of my machine, AND.....these red rubber fingers!
Red rubber fingers for my left hand ...
Red rubber fingers for right hand...
For the picture taking, have to show you two pictures....(just not smart enough to figure out how to take a picture showing both hands at the same time....tee hee). Unlike the quilting gloves, these red rubber fingers don't get in the way, and you can see exactly where you are going. They really grip the fabric sandwich well too.
So, okay.....you get the idea. But, the main thing is to see the results of the quilting, right?
Free motion meandering.
Continuous design quilting...front.
Continuous design quilting and meandering.....back.
mmmmh! What about the quilting gloves?..you ask. For me, they are way too hot, too big, too bulky..can't feel the threads to pull them to the top, can't feel the fabrics, they get in the way of seeing well; just don't like them......period! I tried to use them twice then gave them to a friend.
Now, if I can just remember to buy a couple new sets of "fingers" the next time I'm in my local quilt shop. Sigh..........sigh.........all the fabrics seem to distract me.
Thanks for visiting.