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Quilting Thimbles

The thimbles, key to perfect hand quilting without pain!

Perfect hand quilting starts at Thimblelady's cone quilting thimble design - an improved version of our old style thimble as first seen on Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson. 

Here is what our happy thimble owners said:

The thimble that I have is doing so great.  I would never have thought
a few months ago I would be quilting a whole quilt already.  Since I just
hand quilting in March I am coming along faster and faster and doing better and better every day.

I can't wait to get your book.  I think I may be able to do better when
I get that too.  The video is good 
and has helped me so much.
                                          Cindy Csomo, Ohio, USA

Dear Liuxin, 

I recieved the second thimble you sent.  I have truely enjoyed quilting with your thimble.  The more I practice the easier it gets.  I have tried a number of different kinds of thimbles but none of them compare with yours. So I have decided to keep both of the thimbles.  Next I'll have to get one for my thumb.  I can't tell you enough how much I have enjoyed your quilting technique.  I can now sit and quilt for hours.

                                                  Thank you again, Janie Merritt, USA

 My friend Betty just ordered a kit. We  were giggling like schoolgirls after trying your method.  After trying to quilt for so many months there we sat making great stitches after just a few hours of practice. Thank you!  

Thank you again, Kathy, U.S.


Thimblelady's quilting thimble is designed specifically for hand quilting to perfection. It overcomes the elements in traditional or general sewing thimbles which were designed to prevent sewing needles going back into your finger. The characters of my cone thimble for best hand quilting stitches with the least physical stress are: 

1. big and deep dimples vertically aligned along the centre ball part of a finger to make it easy to rock a long needle more than a half circle easily without cramped fingers and without pricking onto (feel the needle) the tip of the needle from underneath a quilt.

2. long oval shape hold over the top joint of the quilting finger to prevent finger cramping to cause pain on the back of quilting hands. Over the top knuckle instead of sitting above it or pinching onto the knuckle relieve, instead of adding to, the potential stress on the first joint to arthritics suffering quilters. 

This design of thimbles is forgiving in sizing. Deep dimples vertically aligned along the quilting finger ensures the top knuckle never needs to bend when finger swell and shrink in a day - just change dimples. So you can quilt without pain with on thimble for all seasons!

Three versions made in different materials to meet your needs and budgets.

  • Stainless steel thimble: best value for money. Most durable with life warranty. Light weight.
  • Sterling silver thimble: most human skin friendly. Custom made and can be altered to fit your finger!
  • Plastic thimble: next to no weight. Low risk for sizing. See quilting learning package with risk-free sizing. 

Click here for finger sizing instructions. Get myquilting book/DVD with tuturoials on both the cone thimble and the old style thimble for hand quilting.

Hands movement illustrations in my book:    Hand quilting stitches on my long needle:

howto-hand-quilt-by-thimblelady.jpg hand-quilting-stitches-by-liuxin.jpg

Stitches on both the front and back:      Thumb quilting with the cone thimble for thumb:

hand-quilting-stitches-thimblelady.jpg  hand-quilting-by-thimblelady.jpg

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