Thursday, November 10, 2011

Grip & Stitch Disks, BPQ Show and Giveaway!!!

These are the disks I love!  I always use them and now have 4 pairs, one for each machine station and another to keep in my class bag, because I love quilting with them and hate being without them.  They even help me grip and move the fabric or larger part of piecing and sewing projects much easier than my old way of grabbing  a handful of the fabric when I'm sewing.  If you've been to one of my quilting classes or free motion quilting demonstrations, you've seen me use these!  When I was at the Houston Quilt Market last year, a little video was made in the APQS booth when I was demonstrating quilting on the George (this is the long arm quilting machine I have - it's in a table, like my Bernina and Pfaff), and Clever Craft Tools has some U-Tube videos on their website.



Besides quilting and sewing, there are lots of other things I can see these disks being used for, such as when my husband is using his scroll saw.  Even though it's a saw, which is cutting the wood apart, instead of joining, the operation of the blade is up and down and the wood is moved like you move fabric when quilting, and I think it would give the woodworker an easier way to maneuver the wood they are cutting.  Now I just need to dream up a project that will get him to get out his scroll saw and try it.  Hmmm, I wonder if he will let me play with it?

Now here's the giveaway part.  I have a set of the newest version of the Grip & Stitch disks, which has even better quality foam and instead of the gray layer in the middle, it's now white.  Starting today, I'll be setting up my booth  at the Block Party Quilters Quilt Show with my booth neighbor, who is the manufacturer of these cool disks, Clever Craft Tools, and she has given me a pair to giveaway.  So leave a comment on this blog post and on Monday I'll use the random number generator to pick a winner!  

If you're local, come see us at the Block Party Quilt Show this weekend and say hi!  There will even be a machine so you can take the disks on a test spin.

(The fine print:  If you're the winner, I'll need a way to contact you or will have to pick a different winner if I am unable to get in touch with you next week.)

10 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

Well, I'm the first to comment. These look very interesting. I am currently on my umpteenth pair of quilting gloves and realized it was time to replace them again. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Bj said...

I had never seen these before but they sound interesting and helpful, would love to win a pair and see what I can do with them, Thank You, Bj.

Debbie said...

Good luck at the show, Lynn. Thanks for counting me in for the disks.

Delighted Hands said...

Great review of this quilting aide-have a wonderful time at the Market!

Cindie Kitchin eweniquely ewe said...

Oh those would be great to use when I eventually get around to the seashell wallhangings I want to make. Will put them on my Sewing Expo shopping list......

Anonymous said...

Just saw a demo of these and they are fantastic. A must for all quilters.


Tamara

Helmina said...

I enjoyed finally meeting you in person at the BPQ Show and watching you demo the grip-it disks. They look like they could be a solution to the free-motion problems I run into when quilting in tight spaces where using a hoop is not practical. Hope to see you around the shop at Gathering Fabrics. Helmina

Claudia said...

They sound helpful, I would love to win the tool, Thank you for the great giveaway.

Cornelia said...

I tried them out at the show-SO much easier and more comfortable than Machingers gloves!

Jean said...

I love reviews by fellow quilters. Oh, and I love giveaways. Good luck everybody.