Friday, January 10, 2014

What is a Gardening Glove . . .

doing on my blog??


Well, it's because I was having problems keeping a straight 1/4" seam while sewing the strips together on some of my Strippity-do-dah quilts.  Sometimes the fabric or my hand was too slick to hold the fabric in place as I zipped through the strips.


A few days ago I was rummaging though some drawers and I had a

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go off in my head when I saw the lone gardening glove with little rubber knobs on the fingers!!

I immediately put the glove on my left hand, sat down at my machine and starting sewing - fast and accuately because the glove gripped the fabric and my slippery problem was gone!!  Whoo!  Hoo!!


Now, if you don't have a lone gardening glove with little knobs on the fingers sitting around your house, you could use commerical gloves used to free motion quilt ~


like these commercial ones or you can make your own fun ones like these ~

Click on picture to go to a tuorial to make these gloves

Hope this fun idea is beneficial to your love of quilting - making life easier one idea at a time!!:-))

6 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have one bumpy garden glove for just that occassion, but do love the Machingers and find them more comfortable.

Createology said...

How very clever of you to use what you have and stitch a straighter line. Thank you for sharing. Creative Bliss...

elliek said...

Those funky ones look very Australian.. green and gold!. Good idea.

Melody said...

Very clever to use your gardening glove

Carole in Nebraska said...

I've been using cute children's sized knit gloves with small rubbery designs on the top of the hand. I reversed the hands so that the grippers would be on the bottoms and it works well. Because they're small and stretchy, they fit comfortably snug. And they were cheap, too!

Luba Hoffman said...

You know... I use those 'tacky' gloves when I'm quilting. However, I've never thought to try them when piecing! I have some serious issues with accuracy. Maybe I should try it! :-)