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.)