Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Have any of you tried working with either of these tools in your hand-quilting? As a newbie, I love the look and peaceful tranquility of quilting by hand, but, my underhand is crying for relief. That repetitive prick is going to make me rethink this whole hand-quilting thing. I've done two queen bed quilts and a wallhanging...but, I don't now how much more of this I can do! Do either of these tools work for you? Are they very difficult to learn to use efficiently?
I have not been able to find "Friction Block" in my area. But your suggestion got me thinking and I picked up some "New Skin" liquid bandage. I am going to try that and see what results I get.
I hope it works for you. I found my Friction Block at Walmart with the Bandaids. I haven't tried New Skin but it might work just as well. Good luck.
I love TJ's Quick Quilter Spoon. I am Type 1 Diabetic and test at least 8 times a day, so I'm not real big on sticking myself with a quilting needle. My stitches are small, but like anything else, it takes practice. Jinny Beyer (a fantastic quilter/designer) uses one and that is what got me started.