Thimblelady's patented cone shape Thimble for hand quilting, a simple plastic version affordable for every quilter who wants to get started to perfect hand quilting without the usual hand pains quilters suffer! Each thimble measures about 3cm/1.5inch long to have your top knuckle covered in any weather and seasons. Its oval shape enables the thimble to hold onto your finger firm (prevent it from rotating on your finger), at the same time not too tight (to pinch and hurt the sides of your quilting finger). The design is very forgiving in sizing. Most quilters can fit two sizes of thimbles, which lowers the chance of a misfit. Click for illustrated sizing instructions.
Please note, no exchange or return of this thimble. So if you are unsure about your sizing, check out our Easy Learning Packages for hand quilting with four plastic thimbles free. So you don't need to worry about fitting!
This cone thimble is not just the best for hand quilting, it is also the best for hand piecing, the American way!
Watch the video demos to see how it works for hand quilting:
How it works for hand piecing the American way and for Japanese sashiko:
How to determine the size of your thimble: Also see sizing illustration.
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Posted by Jamey DeRenzo on 5th Jan 2017
I love this thimble for hand-quilting. It is comfortable, fits well and is inexpensive.
Posted by Phyllis on 4th Jan 2017
I love the plastic thimble. They are convenient to use and the fit is perfect.
Posted by Angela McIntosh on 22nd Sep 2016
HI , I have taught myself to hand quilt.... for the first few hours I was doing "utility stitches", ie BIG stitches but after a few nights of practice I can now do small stitches in a rocking motion. I dont use a hoop and I love it...... the only negative is it is slightly too small despite measuring carefully but I can live with that. Thank you Thimble Lady, you are a genius!I think i will order a silver one,
Posted by Judy on 14th Sep 2016
This thimble works great for the style I quilt in.
I have the stainless thimble for quilting at the senior center and the plastic one for home. They both work great. I find I use the same size for plastic and metal thimble. Although the metal thimble is very slightly bigger.
Posted by Susan Karel on 30th Jun 2016
I like this thimble very much. I wish they were sold near me because I'm not sure which size to buy in the stainless steel. I would like to try it on. So I'll stay with the plastic for now.
Posted by Unknown on 1st Oct 2015
It has been an impossible task to find a usable quilting thimble. Then, I heard from another quilter about this unique thimble. I love it!
Posted by Cathy Linke on 3rd Sep 2015
I am very happy with my new thimble. It does make hand quilting easier. Thank you thimblelady.
Posted by Unknown on 27th Dec 2014
I love to hand quilt and this thimble makes this task easier. I have bought 3 more thimbles since I bought the first. Love it.
Posted by Lucille on 27th Oct 2014
I'd been quilting for a few years when i purchased s steel thimble, and it works just as advertised, with no pain. I purchased a plastic thimble, just to have on hand when teaching my daughter and niece how to hand quilt. Just finished a quilting weekend with my neice and it worked as well as my steel one. We were Able to determine that she was a 'thumb' quilter, so the thimble was too small, but, we knew what to look for in a thimble for her, and she understands that there is no need to feel pain when quilting. I actually think her full size quilt will get finished this year!
Posted by Tina Lopez on 15th Oct 2014
This is really a wonderful thimble. I love the design. It gives you a lot of control resulting in beautiful stitches! I liked it so much that I ordered the stainless steel one...cant wait to receive it
Posted by Tina on 25th Sep 2014
Bought this one to try first. I absolutely love it! ( I knew I would)Great control over the needle for beautiful stitching.Very happy with it...ordered the stainless steel one
Posted by Unknown on 10th Feb 2014
I really enjoy using this thimble, hope to upgrade to a metal one someday. It's nice to have an affordable version to try out first. The deep dimples are great, and it takes no time getting use to.
Posted by jo williamson on 2nd Nov 2013
Since purchasing and learning to use the thimblelady thimble, I have discovered the joy and passion for hand quilting. The thimblelady thimble fits snugly and makes quilting a joy.
Posted by Chris on 14th Aug 2013
I've had other thimble with holes but the eye end of the needle always slipped every which way with them. Every other thimble always came with it's individual problem, too bulky, too narrow a band, too small, end of the needle was able to penetrate through to my finger. Finally a needle that doesn't cause numbness because it's sized and is open at the end so there is circulation. it works as promised in u sing Liuxin's quilting technique. I opted for the plastic but will be ordering the stainless steel or maybe even the silver.
Posted by LJ on 2nd Jun 2013
I was planning a scrap quilt for my daughter, using scraps left over from first day of school dresses, etc. I used a pattern with many different pieces in vertical strips, and I decided to quilt in-the-ditch, to keep things simple. I started looking for an appropriate thimble for hand quilting, and found Thimblelady's products. I don't particularly enjoy hand sewing, but the idea of pushing the needle with the side of the finger sounded good. I am glad that I watched the video from "Simply Quilts," because it gave me permission to experiment with which fingers to wear the thimble. After a while, I settled on the third (ring) finger, because I can push more gently with it than with other fingers. I'm almost half done with the (queen-sized) quilt! Thanks!
Posted by Janice Berrong on 2nd May 2013
I took a class called "Hand Quilting without Pain" several years ago in OKC and learned the Thimblelady technique. My teacher had taken a class from Liuxin, and we received a thimble in the class. I'm working on the last two borders of my first queen-sized quilt using the thimble and I realized I only have the one... I'll only use this thimble, so I decided I'd better order a back-up!!
I LOVE hand quilting!!!
Posted by Sonja on 14th Apr 2013
I finally wore through my plastic thimble from you. I hand quilted 4 queen sized quilts with it! great value. Sonja from United States
Posted by Cheerfulchickadee on 13th Mar 2013
My main reason for getting this thimble was to get rid of all the muscle strain from handquilting. I decided to try the plastic cone thimble first. I watched the you-tube video of Simply Quilts Show. I choose to quilt without a hoop, what a surprise, it works and I can quilt for long periods of time, with no more sore muscles.
I would like to make a recommendation: Please sell the quilting package with a stainless steel cone thimble and not with four plastic cone thimbles.
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