Ok, not very Irish!
I was reading some other quilting blogs recently and came across someone who reccommended gardening/working gloves as an alternative to proper - made for the purpose - quilting gloves. I ran off to our nearest hardware store and purchased these, not the height of fashion, but they are super for free motion quilting. They're also a lot cheaper than the conventional quilting gloves:)
I have no idea what the true purpose of these gloves are, but they are coated with a bubbly rubber surface on the palm side and a knitted fabric on the back.
Bobbins at the ready, I'm all set to go!