Brand New Thimble!

So I have another post in drafts about the Hunter’s Star quilt, but I just got a new thimble and I’m very excited about it! I bought it from Liu Xin, the self-styled thimble lady and it is so cool!

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Some interesting things to note. The thimble still had crud on the inside (probably the material used to grind it smooth), but some rubbing with a scrap of paper has removed most it and the surface is lovely and smooth. I like that the shape is slightly oval so that it doesn’t spin on the finger.

The only fly in the pudding is that it is quite snug on my middle finger which is the one I usually use the thimble on. It fits my ring finger beautifully and is a little less snug on my pointer finger. I am debating whether I should exchange it for a larger size. I’m going to try it out first tonight and see.

3 thoughts on “Brand New Thimble!”

  1. Okay, I did some quilting with it last night and I think I’m going to keep this size. Because I’ve been quilting with a thimble with the ridge for years, I’m more accustomed to working the end of the middle finger than the knuckle, so its current position is working for me.

    I’m going to do some more quilting with it today to confirm that this is how I want to use it. I love the weight and feel of it and my quilting stitches have become quite a bit smaller! I have to be careful to go a little further on the back to make sure I have a decent stitch there. A few are barely visible, like I’ve only grabbed a couple threads.

  2. I had meant to get back to you on this thimble and remembered today when I was looking through your blog this morning – do you still like this thimble and have you gotten to the point where you use it all the time?

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