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point Roxanne Thimble Fitting Instructions

rox_fitting1Roxanne's Thimble is designed for a comfortably snug fit, which is necessary for ultimate needle control and the production of your best quilting stitches.

Pick one of the following:

1. Call 1-800-993-4445 and talk to our customer service rep to see if there is a quilt shop near you with a Roxanne Certified Thimble Fitter on staff to personally fit you.

2. Visit our corporate booth at a quilt show. We attend large shows all over the country.

3. If the above options won't work for you we recommended that you go to your local jeweler and request to borrow their “ring sizers.”  These are rings in incremental sizes used to obtain a person's ring size. We are going to use them in an untraditional way to figure out your proper thimble size. Follow our instructions carefully to avoid exchanges.

  • First Step: determine the midpoint between your cuticle and the joint of the quilting finger (usually the middle finger) Refer to the picture. Measure the length between your cuticle and the middle of your knuckle/joint. Divide that length by two. Remeasure from the cuticle using the new number. Place a mark on your finger with a pen. This is the midpoint.
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  • Second Step: Start with a size 11 ring sizer. If you can push the sizer past the mark on your finger go to the next smallest ring sizer. Keep going smaller until you arrive at the one that can't be pushed past the mark on your finger.
     
  • Third Step: Read the number on the ring sizer that you have determined to be the correct size. Before ordering your Roxanne™ Thimble add one to that size.

Note: If you quilt orthopaedically correct, your finger will shrink a little after about 20 minutes. When you first get your thimble it will feel very tight. Please feel free to quilt with it for at least 30 minutes before making a decision about size. Call our customer service rep after you have warmed up for further help. We will exchange or refund your Roxanne™ Thimble at any time if it doesn't show 'wear' or 'tarnish'. You pay only the shipping.
 

Disclaimer:   This sizing formula, if followed precisely, will help obtain the correct thimble size but could be off by a half size due to many factors. We have found that if the jeweler helps you he may unwittingly lead you to select a half size too large since his job is to fit jewelry comfortably loose.

 

 

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