Wednesday, November 27, 2019


I'm attempting to machine quilt while continuing to baby my problem shoulder.  Even after a short time stitching, it aches more.  Clearly the angle I'm working at and the amount of pressure used to keep the quilt flat is aggravating my condition. 
So, I gave up using quilting gloves and dug out these two non-slip pads.  One is larger than the other....there must be a reason but I don't recall why, nor even who makes them (no markings on either one.)  I've owned them for years but they've rarely been used since handwork had been my focus for so long.  (An Internet search didn't locate this product but perhaps someone can provide the manufacturer's info.)

The amount of pressure required to maintain pucker free straight line quilting has been greatly reduced. Perhaps this approach will be helpful for others who find their shoulder/upper arms scream out during machine quilting.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING.....a day early....  I'm very thankful for all my Asheville area and vitural fiber friends.

PS - Thank you to Wanda S Hanson at Exuberantcolor  for the product info: "They are called Quilt Sew Easy Discs by Heavenly Notions, Portland OR".  They are available at Leah Day 


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

They are called Quilt Sew Easy Discs by Heavenly Notions, Portland OR
I haven't used mine for a long time either but I think I'll leave them out where I can see them and try them again.

The Inside Stori said...

Thank you’s working well for me!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Hang in there, and I hope your shoulder is better soon. Happy Thanksgiving!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Wow, I should probably give something like that a try. I've used finger cots for a long time - gloves were just too bulky for - but there are times when fingertips simply don't provide enough grip and one strains to maintain the sideways tension and still move the quilt. They look a bit like mousepads on steroids and in fact, I think I've read of people who cut up old mousepads to use this way. But these look much nicer. :-)