Not long ago a former student asked whether I still had any of the leather thimbles I used to sell in class. These are a bit hardier than ones normally available as I bought them directly from a wholesale source who manufactured hand/finger protectors for industry.
In my search for the stash I knew I still had, I also came across other items, offered here for sale before I turn to eBay. Add a flat shipping fee of $6.80 for Priority mail (or less if sent first class) one item or however many you may purchase. Contact me by using the link on the right side bar.
Sorry - sold
These are ORIGINAL Jean S. Lyle Quilting Betweens....also no longer available but the BEST darn quilting needle you'll ever find. They are strong, yet slim, had a sharp point AND an eye that's easy to thread. I have
.....AND here are the leather thimbles I still LOVE. The longer length is a bonus....after a lot of use even this leather will get small holes. So....when they do, and the thimble is nicely stretched a bit, I rotate it so the bottom is now the top and get a whole new thimble from this simple trick. THEN.....when the needle works its way into that side.....CUT OFF small pieces of the extended leather and position it inside the thimble. Heck, I get many, many quilts worth of quilting on just one thimble!!
sold outThese are a medium size....if you have VERY large fingers they will probably be too snug. I sold these in class for probably 20 years and the majority of students had no trouble fitting them on their fingers. You want it slightly snug at first because it IS LEATHER and it will stretch a bit......
I'll update this page as items are sold....so buy one or buy it all......
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