When I Googled “Hand quilting”, one of the results was a YouTube video on Thimblelady. One word describes her perfectly — PHENOMENAL!
So I ordered a package of needles and a plastic thimble to experiment, I didn’t want to initially invest a lot of money, the metal thimbles can be quite expensive and everything is shipped from Australia. I received my little package yesterday and used one of the needles to bind a mini.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Thimblelady’s quilting needles! They’re long, thin and made of surgical steel in Australia, they glide through fabric like a hot knife through butter! I haven’t tried the thimble yet, it’s for actual quilting, not binding a quilt but will write a review once I get the hang of her quilting method. And before I forget, I have large hands (thanks Dad!), my ring finger is a 9+ and have difficulty finding a thimble that isn’t made for a delicate fairy. Thimblelady’s large thimble fits me perfectly, YAY!
These are the only needles I’ll ever use for quilting, there are 26 in a package so I’ll have enough for awhile!