Threads Magazine has an online site that discusses many of the things covered in the magazine. I love it. One of my favorites is this pattern for making your own thimble. Using a thimble is hard for me as I have large hands, long fingers and knobby knuckles..grin And the thimbles they make today are just not like the ones we used to be able to buy in the 60’s and 70’s… (Does that sound like our Grandmothers or what!!) … True, none the less…. While quilting the Split Rail Fence Quilt I thought my quilting finger would fall off… I tried my thimble that I bought a couple of years ago… (finding one to fit the size of your finger is a bit of a sticky wicket since they are all in plastic packaging now.. no way to try it on your finger!) Then I found that the rim around the needle edge of the thimble would catch my needle and somehow I would end up with the thread caught in there… don’t ask me how. I finally gave up and found one of my grandmother’s thimbles from the ’50s or ’60s and had no further problems. But, I really don’t want to use that thimble a lot, so I will be making many of these ….
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