Another day, another opportunity to test out a different machine quilting aid. Well, technically these are not for machine quilting. The gloves I tried out today are Imak Arthritis Gloves. The funny thing is that so far, this is the product I’ve liked best and might actually use.
These gloves are intended to provide a mild compression which is intended to give relief to arthritic hands and reduce swelling. It felt pretty nice even though I don’t have arthritis. The other thing I liked was that they kept my hands warm. That feature alone would be worthwhile to me since my studio is in a converted garage and it gets pretty cold in the wintertime. (Maybe they could make me a body suit, too, so I’d be warm all over!)
Truthfully, I can’t say these gloves made my free motion quilting better or easier, but they really weren’t really designed for that anyway. Maybe the way I quilt is too ingrained for me to comfortably use any free motion aid like gloves or grips. I don’t know, but I think I might get a pair of these gloves for myself.
In the meantime, the bottom edge is complete. Now I need to tackle the face and background.