Thumb Quilting Thimble is Thimblelady’s Cone quilting thimble designed for hand quilting away from you body with a thumb. It is made of solid sterling silver. Innovative oval design holds your thumb well without pinching the sides of your thumb.
Thumb quilting is more efficient because our thumb is by far stronger than the other fingers on a hand. With one less knuckle, it is more powerful and less ‘wobbly’. I mostly quilt with my thumb. The finger thimble is used to quilt towards me, as an assistant to my thumb quilting. Quilting back and forth alternatively with both finger and thumb will minimize turning of hoop or shifting quilting. It will also enable you to quilt in a larger hoop without overstretching your arms – Save you from neck pain. Because quilting two directions means you don’t have to quilt edge to edge in a large hoop.
To size your thumb:
Wrap a piece of dental floss around the widest part of the knuckle of your thumb. Make a mark on the floss where two strands of floss pass or meet each other to get the circumference of your thumb. Measure the distance between the two marks.
5.2cm = T20;
5.6cm = T21;
6cm = T22;
6.5cm = T23;
7cm = T24;
The thimble fitting is very forgiving in sizing – everyone can use two different sizes and feel fine. When your measurement falls between two sizes, pick the larger one.