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Initial post: Apr 3, 2011 11:53:09 AM PDT
M. OBrien says:
Hi - have a question for you all. I am sewing with some silk and my fingers are rather rough, especially after this winter. I'm worried about fuzzing up the fabric before the dress is even done.

Will the "Machingers" gloves hug your fingers so you still get good dexterity with the fabric? Any other suggestions?

Thanks,
Margaret

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2011 2:07:28 PM PDT
Mo says:
Hi Margaret,

I have used "Machingers" for handling quilt layers and they work great. They are not big and bulky but I do not know how well they will work for such fine fabric as silk. They are not expensive so go ahead and purchase, then experiment with scraps of very fine fabric. Let us know how they work for that.

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2011 7:03:16 PM PDT
Donna K. says:
Hi Everyone-
Who makes Machingers? I would like to look into them as some of the fabrics I handle are quite tempermental and might benefit by this product.

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2011 7:19:28 PM PDT
Mo says:
They are thin stretchy gloves with rubber or vinyl fingertips. I ordered on-line from Joann.com. Assembly gloves may work too, a little thicker but available in most hardware stores. I never thought to try a search on Amazon.

Posted on May 8, 2011 9:05:01 AM PDT
M. OBrien says:
Hi - I got some Machingers on Amazon and I also bought a "Supreme Slider." The gloves don't leave my fingers nimble enough for embroidery, but both items ought to help my next machine quilting project immensely. My hands and wrists hurt after a short time of pushing the fabric, and these should really make it easier.

I still haven't found a very sheer glove that must exist - people who sew lingerie must use something! I did get some "Udderly Smooth" hand cream and that helps.

Posted on Sep 13, 2011 4:44:24 PM PDT
M. OBrien says:
I hadn't had a quilting project since I posted, but just started one and my fingers/wrists were getting sore. Then I remembered I bought these...I LOVE them! Machingers make it much easier to push the fabric.

Now if they could just invent something for my sore back! :o)
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2011 3:50:55 AM PDT
Have you tried the lotion call "glove" I have only seen it at "Mill End Textiles" in Minneapolis. It kinda coats your hands. Have you tried "Mineral Oil" the night before. Rub it into your hands and if you can wear a pair of white socks on your hands during night. Don't wash your hands in real hot water and wear gloves when you are outside in winter. Just an idea or two.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2013 4:34:37 PM PDT
winifred says:
If you're getting a sore back, your machine might be up too high or set too far away from you. I made a sewing/quilting table, based on this video, and since then, no sore back like I got before: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g14govA4pIM Amazon probably has the tables, just make sure to get one that's adjustable. I got the foam in 2' x 4' from Lowe's at a quite reasonable price. I made a template for cutting out a hole for the sewing machine, and I absolutely love sewing at that table, now.
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