My finger pincushion ... wonderful to use when I am hand piecing blocks and perfect when doing applique!
I use a TJ "open" thimble for quilting, the design is "Lacy Heart". It is the one in the middle. The one on the right is her traditional "Hearts Band" closed thimble. I trade back and forth with these when hand quilting. The thimble on the left is part of Jim's Christmas gift to me. It's a "Yubinuki" thimble and I use it on my left middle finger, under the quilt that I am working on.
Also from Jim this past Christmas was TJ's Pedestal Basket Cage to hold my "Lacy Heart" thimble. It comes with a guard chain to protect my thimble should it accidentally open. Loosing my thimble would be terrible!
This picture shows the cage with my thimble enclosed and the beautiful chain that was also part of his gift. It was the best present he could have given me...it's beautiful and functional, absolute perfection!
TJ Thimbles are perfect for me...light on my finger and very easy for me to use while working on my hand quilting project.
Is there a special thimble that you use when doing your hand quilting? Do you wear a thimble when hand stitching? I'm curious to hear what you use...
Next up for favorite quilting tools ... scissors! Stay tuned!