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laraine
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Joined: 31 Aug 2010
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Location: Carlsbad, NM
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5:37 pm Apr 27, 2013

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On 18 ct, I was using size 28 needles. I kept splitting the threads, so I changed to 26 needles. Now I find that using 26 makes the x ' s bulky and not laying flat.

What do you use on 18 ct? What do you use on 22 ct.? Thank You Laraine
Thanks for all the hints on pulling out the needle.

What do you put on your middle finger? On tight confetti my finger gets really sore from pushing the small needle through. Thanks Laraine
BarBaraPrz
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Joined: 16 Apr 2004
Posts: 420
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
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7:02 am Apr 28, 2013

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What do you put on your middle finger?

I push with my thumbnail when a needle won't go quietly...
Patricia
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Joined: 08 Jan 2009
Posts: 186
Location: Florida and Ontario
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3:48 pm Apr 28, 2013

I have a hard plastic "thumb" It fits on my thumb and has a small opening space for the end of the needle to fit into. then the push does not hurt.
Patricia
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Location: Florida and Ontario
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5:41 pm Apr 28, 2013

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I have a hard plastic "thumb" It fits on my thumb and has a small opening space for the end of the needle to fit into. then the push does not hurt.

I just got back to Ontario today. I will send a pic of these two gadgets soon..
rifestitch
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Joined: 16 May 2005
Posts: 639
Location: North of Atlanta
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9:09 am Apr 30, 2013

I have a pleather thimble that I use on my middle finger, though the one I originally bought wasn't quite what I was after and will need to be replaced with something similar; it didn't fit, so I had to run a seam through it to tighten it. And then the way it was constructed has caused it to split at the other end. It's kind of inconvenient that these all seem to be in sealed packages - not all fingertips are created equal, I actually need to TRY THEM ON to find one that fits!

I also bought a pack of the Colonial stick-on thimble pads, and while they work okay, they were not my favorite; I don't think the oval shape is very helpful, as it doesn't quite cover all the possible places where I need it to be. And, after the first time or two that I caught the needle at the edge, thus prying up a tiny bit of it, before long, I was spending more time trying to get it to stay down than stitching.

I found both of these at Hobby Lobby, in the sewing/quilting section.

What I need is a band aid that, instead of the gauze pad in the middle, has something that can't be pierced by the needle easily and still pliant enough to bend around my finger. That way, I can fit the thing where it needs to be, and have a large area to work with. I need to come up with something before L&U comes out again...
BarBaraPrz
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Joined: 16 Apr 2004
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Location: Hamilton, Ontario
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9:14 am Apr 30, 2013

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What I need is a band aid...


Have you tried duct tape? Laughing
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