I'm quilting the scrub quilt with thick string and wider stitches. I've always wanted to do a quilt this way. It is difficult to pull the needle through the layers with bare fingers. I didn't have those grippy finger covers at home, so Daniel let me use one of the gloves he used to use for tattoos. I cut off the other fingers so they could breath a little. It works pretty well!
Here are my tools: string (the same I used for the friendship earbuds, and so many other projects), thimble, thicker needle, and threader.