We’ve started carrying these finger cots from Bohin in Small, Medium, and Large. They are tougher than the little rolled up finger cots we used to have. They are really useful when you hand quilt as they stop the needle slipping out of your fingers. So… you put your quilting thimble on your middle finger and one of these finger cots on your index finger – bang, you speed up your work.
I used to have a needle grabber resting on my quilting hoop, ready to help me pull the needle through. But now I will try one of these. It means I don’t have to stop, pick up the needle grabber, pull the thread through, then put the needle grabber down.
Plus you don’t get all sweaty as the cots allow your finger to breathe.
Susan Cleveland, the Piping Hottie, (don’t you just love it?!), recommends using these finger cots.
An excellent chalk marker. The chalk lead contains no wax. It is good on fabric and washes out – no marks, even after ironing. Always test your markers on fabric just to be safe. This pencil can be used on other materials such as wood, paper and plastic.
The set comes with a nicely package case of 16 white leads.
And in case, if you happen to be a heavy user, you can get a set of 16 more chalk refills.
We are re-photographing many of our threads for the online store. While I was learning all about how to use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop (oh my!) I realised how lovely this fine thread is for hand applique. Originally it was introduced as a bobbin thread but quilters found it worked perfectly for the tiny stitches needed to applique their pieces down to a background.