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Thimbles continued

Quilters are wonderful people.  Thank you to all who offered to keep an eye out for a replacement thimble for me, and to those who sent me links to places to buy what looked like my old thimble.  I went ahead and ordered two thimbles, one EZ7 like my old brass one and a second similar one, also by EZ Quilting, in a different metal.The one on the left is my old worn out favourite.  You can see the one in front on the right is very similar, but the “recessed top” isn’t quite as sharply and deeply recessed so my needle is slipping out occasionally, but overall it feels just about right.  It is just as comfortable.  Turns my finger grey just like the old one too! (Nothing is ever perfect!)I noticed that there was only one size available in this thimble, and one site specified that they could not order more, so I wonder if the style has been discontinued.  I thought it might be replaced with the same style in a different metal, so I ordered one of those as well. It is the silver coloured o…


Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville has asked her readers to link up with her blog to tell about what thimble works best for them.  I’m looking forward to seeing what others have to say, and perhaps find a new thimble to try, but first here’s my contribution.I do enjoy hand quilting. The stitches on the back are not as even as on the front, but I’m working on that.  I think I did a better job of it when I wore the brass thimble. You can see it has a smooth, rolled edge so that it doesn’t dig into the side of my finger.  It also has a bit of a ridge at the top that is also an indentation inside the thimble so there is room for a fingernail.  The dimples do a great job of keeping the eye of the needle in place while I rock the needle through the layers of the quilt.I’m sure you’re wondering why I’m not still using it.Can you see why?  You aren’t supposed to be able to stand a needle up in your thimble like that.  That little white dot in the second picture? That’s daylight shining through.  Yes…