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« on: April 29, 2014 04:39:17 AM »

Am I being dense and just not getting it or are they just another way to get people to part with their money?
I am an extreme beginner with quilting,in fact I don't think I have enough experience to even be classed as a beginner but I am doing my research and buying bits and pieces I need to add to my sewing supplies to make sure I have the necessaries like a 1/4" foot that I ordered last night but gloves,yes or no?
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014 04:46:25 AM »

Well I consider myself beginner to intermediate and this is the first I've heard of quilting gloves.  What are they supposed to do?
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014 04:54:36 AM »

Well I was hoping they're magic and make you perfect straight away but I doubt that is the case  Grin They make your hands extra grippy and unslippy as far as I'm aware which is why I was wondering if it's just me not getting it  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014 06:42:06 AM »

I got a pair as a gift when i first started. I NEVER use em. I need to feel things in my hands. Cant use garden gloves or dish gloves either. Smiley

So. An extra way to part with extra moneys. Also. You can pick up,cheap,garden gloves for half the price or less with the same grippy nubbin thingies on them. Just cause its quilt branded they think we'll fork out the $.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014 06:50:50 AM »

Oh good to know about the gardening alternative just in case I decide I need to try sewing with gloves on  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2014 07:09:05 AM »

I have pulled them out occasionally when trying to wrassle a superhuge quilt thru the throat of my janome banger. And i have ocassionally sewn my finger to my quilt.

Take from that what you will. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014 07:15:41 AM »

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I can see that would happen to me as I often stitch my embroidery to my clothing.
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2014 10:22:16 AM »

I used to think they were a big scam too, but they are a necessity for free motion quilting for me. But since I mostly do straight line quilting and zig zaggy type stuff, I rarely use them. And what I use are actually just gardening gloves I got at the dollar store Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2014 12:10:22 PM »

Maybe something I'd use in the future then not right now.

Thanks for the replies!
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2014 09:08:22 PM »

Not a scam.  Use them all the time for FMQ.  Yes, I can get by without for straight line work with the walking foot, but I use the gloves for wrassling fabric.  I bought the orange-y quilty ones and find that they are light and comfortable.  You don't want your fingers to get all hot and sweaty while you work. 

There are other tools available for gripping your quilt while you FMQ but most seem to require a flat surface.... that is a machine that is built into the table or has a table extension as opposed to sitting on top of the table.
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