What notion for sewing have I left unveiled until this moment? Actually, it’s been making some cameo appearances in my previous 10 Sewing Notions You Need to Know About posts. Did you spot the Natural Fit Leather Thimble?
A thimble is a sewing basic, but having a nicely fitting one makes a huge difference. I gave up bothering with trying to use the ill-fitting rubber and plastic ones because they fit more like a miniaturized Dixie cup and didn’t account for the curvature of my finger. It was easier to forgo using the thimble. That was, until I tried binding densely quilted projects, and jabbed the eye of the needle through the tender tip of my finger a few times. Ouch! There had to be a better way. I tried preimptevely putting tiny Band-Aids over my finger tip, but this single-use protection was decidely lacking. Then, I discovered the Clover Natural Fit Leather Thimble.
Do you remember when I was binding the donation quilt for a local charity?
Or how about when I faced the Rio Grande quilt? Both tasks employed my thimble of choice.