I showed you a photo of my first set of Christmas postcards yesterday. You may not appreciate the miracle that those cards represent for me. The miracle is having some cards done before Thanksgiving! I still have 2 more sets to make but I am way ahead of last year.
In fact, this whole Christmas season is ahead of schedule. I don't buy many gifts so I like to find special things for the gifts I do buy. You know it's always hardest to find gifts for friends. This year, though, the gifts have found me! It's been weird but I have really just happened on the perfect gifts for 2 of my friends. It's as if the gifts found me and I didn't have to look for anything! I hope the rest of the season goes so smoothly.
When I make postcards I often do some free motion quilting on them. When I do FMQ on my domestic machine I usually use some sort of gripper pads under my hands. But that's really awkward on small projects.
For those projects I use Lickety Grip. Have you heard of this stuff? It's been around for a long time. It's a clear, solid conditioner for your fingers. It like licking your fingers for improved grip except that your fingers aren't wet and there's no residue on your project.
I really helps to reduce the stress on your hands and fingers.
This open box is my own container and I've had it for YEARS. You just open it and rub your fingers in the container and you are good to go.
I also use this on very large projects. When I am sewing on a binding I find that the bulk of the quilt can be hard to maneuver and I often use my entire left forearm to control the bulk of the quilt. One day I spread some Lickety Grip on my left forearm and it helps tremendously to reduce the stress on my arm and shoulder.
I'm not affiliated, I just like the product.