Thimbles and Fabric

Where did the week go. Oh I know…it stopped raining and it feels like summer. I must admit it feels so much better here with the sun out!…

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I opened the windows in the workroom and sewed away. Gorgeous!!!

I promised to show the material I got at the quilt shop in the church last weekend. I actually already have heaps of the fabric in this line up but didn’t have these ones. They are Japanese fabrics that I originally got from Kallisti Quilts…

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Actually, the first quilt I ever made was from this type of fabric from Japan. I remember I was with mom at the Creative Sewing Festival in Toronto and I walked by this booth (Kallisti Quilts) that had the most beautiful and modern fabric I’d ever seen. I immediately negotiated an early birthday present with mom and headed to the Janome booth to get a great deal on a “Quilter’s Companion” sewing machine. I think mom knew she was beaten on that one, I can be quite persuasive once I’ve made my mind up about something!!! I had never been into fabric before this because it all looked so old fashioned and country. That was back in about 2005, I believe. Now it seems like I see great fabric everywhere! Unfortunately, I find I have to buy most of the fabric I like online, rather than supporting a local store. Anyways, here is that first ever quilt that still gets a place on the back of the couch (the pattern is called Bento Box)…

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Thimbles…
For doing the binding I hand stitch the back side and my poor little 3rd finger on my right hand gets quite pricked up so I usually us this thimble…

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Poor little thimble though, it has stretched over time, or my finger has shrunk!
Sooooooo, I needed something new and found a few options on the weekend…

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Both are actually nice but hands down the winner is the brown leather one, too bad because the floral one if definitely prettier! I think because of the way the brown one is cut and sewn on the top like it is it really hugs the finger and feels like a second skin. I also like that it goes longer down the finger than the black one so it doesn’t feel like it’s going to slip off.

Thimbles eh…it’s all excitement here!

3 Comments

  1. Yes, Sarah can be quite persuasive when she has her mind made up on something. Need examples??

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