Mum's quilt arrived back from the very obliging quilter (thankyou Michelle!) and I set to my favourite ( those who know my record slowness with binding can feel free to laugh here!) task of binding. But, it is for my dear mother, so I jumped straight into it & steadily stitched until it was completed...mum is definitely worth the very tender finger I have! If I put on a thimble I just keep changing fingers until I find a thimble-less one. I tried a stick on pad but pulling it off an already sore finger was not very nice!