I found a new notion to help with my hand quilting today. I found that by putting Nexcare Absolute Waterproof First Aid Tape on my right index finger it was easier to pull the needle through the fabric. I used Kona Cotton as the background fabric for my Marie Webster quilt. Kona Cotton is wonderful to use as a background for hand applique, but it can be difficult to hand quilt through as it is a heavy fabric. I had been using a product called Finger Cots to help me pull the needle through the fabric. They worked well, but were easily torn by the tip of the needle. The first aid tape worked great and is very heavy duty. On the hand that rests underneath the quilt I put electrical tape on my index finger. I can still feel the needle hit my finger underneath the quilt, but it helps protect my finger from the needle point. I did try the first aid tape on my index finger under the quilt today too. It worked OK, but I think I prefer the slicker electrical tape. Are there other ideas for neat hand quilting notions out there?