Must-have notion: Machingers Quilting Gloves
I’m not going to recommend a product on this blog unless I really love it and couldn’t imagine quilting without it.
Machingers Quilting Gloves definitely fit that description. The gloves are made from a lightweight, breathable fabric so you won’t get sweaty hands while you’re quilting. But what makes these gloves absolutely essential for quilting on a home sewing machine are the coated fingertips that really grip your fabric.
The fingertips allow you to move your quilt top with ease so you can say goodbye to wrist and shoulder strain as you finagle your quilt on your home sewing machine. I refuse to quilt without them
Last Christmas my dog ate the fingertip off of one of them. My local quilt shop was out so I continued to use the sad looking gloves for months until I could find a replacement pair. I definitely go for quilting ease over fashion.
I have heard some quilters say you should get a pair for dark quilts and one for light quilts because the lint from the fabric collects on the fingertips, turning them colors. I experienced this problem with my previous pair, the fingertips turned a little pink after I quilted two red quilts. But the discoloration doesn’t rub off on other quilts, so if you don’t mind losing the white glove look, you only need one pair. That’s all I have and I do just fine.
And for those of you who think you can accomplish the same feat with rubberized gardening gloves, don’t waste your money. I tried that, they don’t grip fabric well and make your hands really sweaty. Nothing compares to Machingers.