Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I've used the original Gypsy Gripper for years. It suctions onto my straight edge and then I hold the handle to move the ruler and to press down on while I'm cutting with a rotary cutter. I love it and can't imagine life without it. That seems overly dramatic but true. It makes cutting fabric so much easier than without one.
I've even got a smaller version for my smaller straight edge. Equally fantastic.
Look what I just discovered!
The box says:
Set of two sizes of semi-hoops to control your fabrics during free-motion quilting. Grasp gently with both hands while the bottom surface rests lightly on the fabric. Retains the desired fabric positioning in all directions, while preventing bunching. Relaxed hand positioning reduces the usual hand and wrist and shoulder fatigue. The textured bottom surface grips thick fabric layers securely, with minimal effort. New squared shape allows larger areas to be quilted before needing the reposition.
Between this and these AWESOME free motion quilting video tutorials that Debby put together, I think I'm set to start working on this little pink and orange lap quilt.
I'll let you know how it goes.
P.S. The Gypsy Gripper Quilter folks have no idea who I am nor that I'm talking about their products. I just genuinely love the original gripper and the in-between gripper. Based on that I figured the free motion quilter gripper guides would probably be pretty groovy.