By Karen Goad
I do believe that most of us that hand quilt at one time or another – deal with sore fingers. Some of us deal with this more than others as it is harder for some to wear protection on their fingers than others. For me it is always the same fingers. Because I use the hand held thimble I can quilt away from me, sideways and towards me when I am at the floor standing frame. I use different fingers for each motion I think and therefore have more than one finger that gets dry and crack. The cold weather of winter doesn’t help any.
I do use lotion off and on all day and sometimes when quilting I will finally resort to putting a band aide on whatever fingers that are bothering me the most but they get in the way.
Finally I need to take a break and let them heal.
I have at times used Bag Balm with white gloves and sleep in them most of the night until my hands get too warm and I take them off. Sometimes this seems to help, other times it doesn’t. So as one hand quilter to others – what do you use for the healing process – is there a lotion or ointment that you have found that seems to work better than others?