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Avoiding Sore Fingers
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Date: 11/12/13 10:44 AM

Does anyone have any tips for me on how to avoid getting sore fingers when pinning a quilt? I use the Kwik Klip tool, and I use it properly, but my fingers still get very sore when pinning a large quilt.

Do you think it would help to use the rubber finger tips (the type they use in an office) when I pin?

Kippy

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Date: 11/12/13 11:06 AM

Have you tried these? I can't stand thimbles and found these last forever/over and over.

The rubber fingers may cushion your fingers and are probably easier to find.

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Date: 11/12/13 11:37 AM

I think these will help a great deal when I'm hand sewing (I can't use a thimble either, tried several times).

But, my beat up finger problems are really coming from the pinning process.

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Date: 11/12/13 11:53 AM

My fingers get the most sore when I pinned on the floor. Moving to the table and pinning in sections really helped. I like the curved pins also, they seem easier to use.

I had to teach myself to use a thimble for hand sewing. It was MOST awkward and clumsy for a few weeks, but I was determined to not have bloody fingers ever again from hand sewing!

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Date: 11/12/13 12:49 PM

Are you using Quilter's Delight Safety Pin Grip Covers on the pins? (This web page has a nice instructional photos.)

The pins are easier to "grab" and hold with the covers. I installed them onto the pins with needle nose pliers; the covers are still firmly attached to the pins.

You can buy them many places online and most quilt shops carry them.

CMC

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Date: 11/12/13 1:21 PM

I like this idea - these really could help.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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Date: 11/12/13 1:22 PM

I sympathize with your thimble problems - same here. And I have yet to create a quilt - any size - that I have not bled on, at least once. Sigh.

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Date: 11/12/13 2:11 PM

I put this site in my Favorites. Thanks for the link.

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Date: 11/12/13 2:20 PM

some people swear by these but I've never tried them yet they are kind of pricey. Leah Day recommends these.

Pinmoors

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Date: 11/12/13 2:57 PM

I have tried Pinmoors, but so far I haven't yet tried them to pin a quilt sandwich only because I don't have a quilt project at that stage right now.

They are kind of pricey, but they should last a very long time. They are very sturdy, and pinning them multiple times has almost no effect in terms of "wearing them out".

And they do not come off the pin until you take them off.

I've used them to pin notes to myself onto quilt blocks or rows of blocks, and when stacking blocks for joining, I've pinned the stack together with the Pinmoor in the upper left corner to indicate which way is right side up. They do NOT come out.

CMC

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