Several years ago I used to glass handlers gloves to help me grip the quilt while machine quilting. They were cotton like gardening gloves with rubber dots covering the palm and fingers. But they were thick and hot and had to be taken off for every task such as thread snipping, threading the needle, etc.
Note from Connie;
What a fabulous surprise! I took a break from doing some free motion quilting on my Grandaughter's quilt and opened your blog to find this post. I immediately went and made a quicky version with jar lids and grippy stuff. Wow - what a differece! My jar lids were a little too tall and would hit the screw on the needle bar when I got to close, so I just used the cut out grippy stuff and it still worked great. No more pulling off those hot gloves! Thanks, you made my day!