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Friday, October 19, 2012

Grip & Stitch Quilting Disks & Giveaway


 For those that do free-motion quilting on a home sewing machine, our hands can get sore while trying to move our project around the needle.  Today I want to share insights with you on the "Grip & Stitch Quilting Disks".


Grip & Stitch Quilting Disks

The Grip & Stitch Disks come in a pair of disks where the larger disk goes in your left hand, and the smaller disk in your right hand.  





You simply place them onto your quilt and "rest" your hands on top of them, with the black side facing your quilt.  Lightly pressing these disks you move your project under the presser foot to stitch out your free-motion quilting design.

Grip & Stitch Quilting Disks

These disks do a great job gripping your quilt, yet allowing your hands to relax. And, during hot weather, those concerned about wearing gloves will most likely enjoy the benefits of using these disks.


I've used a variety of tools that are designed to help you do free-motion quilting.  SewCalGal can honestly say the Grip & Stitch disks are easy to use and allow your hands to relax, as well as stay cool on a hot summer day!



You can find this product online at Clever Craft Tools,  the Fat Quarter Shop and there is a good chance you can find them at your local quilt shop too.  If not, just let your local quilt shop know you'd like to see them in stock and they can order wholesale from Clever Craft Tools or from Brewer Sewing.



The retail price for Grip & Stitch is $29.95

You may also be interested in knowing that Clever Craft Tools donates a portion of proceeds, from the sale of Grip & Stitch, to a WA charitable non-profit organization that makes quilts for  American Heroes and Camp Korey.

SewCalGal wants to disclose that she was contacted to evaluate the Grip & Stitch Quilting Disks and they  also offered to donate a set of these disks as a giveaway.  At the same time, SewCalGal reserved the right to voice her own opinion, as shared in this review.  This product was used for over a month, extensively, while doing free-motion quilting on a couple of projects, on a domestic sewing machine.  The experience was quite positive!


Did I mention a giveaway?

Thanks to Clever Craft Tools for sponsoring the giveaway this week, for followers of SewCalGal. One lucky winner will win their own pair of Grip & Stitch Quilting Disks.  To enter to win, simply be a Public Follower of SewCalGal and leave a comment to let me know you are interested in winning a package of Grip & Stitch Quilting Disks.  

One lucky winner will be randomly selected and announced next Friday.  

  

I'm also happy to announce the winner of the Fun Friday Giveaway, from last week, sponsored by Hoffman Fabrics, for a yummy Sushi Fabric Bundle.  Congratulations to Wendy (Ivory Spring).



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141 comments:

Carrie P. said...

those are pretty cool. I wear garden gloves and they do get hot in the summer. thanks for a chance.
I am a public follower.

Debbie said...

I would love to try these. I use gloves for most large projects, and recently started using sponges for smaller ones. I am a follower too. Thanks.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Sou seguidora do GFC .E não tenho blog,isso vale?

Devon said...

Looks like a great tool for machine quilting!

Laura said...

I am a follower of your blog and would love to be able to try Grip and Stitch. Thanks for the review and chance to win.

Jean said...

I would love to try these! Thanks for the chance to win.

tpott said...

This looks like a wonderful idea. I wear a compression glove and sleeve because of lymphadema. I would need to buy 2 sets of gloves to accommodate my different hand sizes. This would be much easier and probably better for me. I'm going to my LQS today, I'll see if they sell them. Thank you! PS I'm a new follower. ;->

Leo said...

if I'm interessted ... hmm of course - what a question. Thanks for the chance!

Kallie said...

These look so neat! I have been using the machingers and the sliding mat that Leah Day recommended and they work great, but this would be very neat to try and see if it helps hand fatigue! Thanks for the review and chance to win!

Cathy said...

I would love a chance to win the Grip and Stitch Stitching Discs. I saw them in the video of one of our blocks for the 2012 BOM you sponsor. They look very easy to use -- I presently use gloves and would love to try something different. Thank you for the chance to possibly try them!

Kathy MacKie said...

What a cool idea, count me in.

Patty D from NC said...

they do look like they would be helpful for FMQ and I"d love a chance to win!

WoolenSails said...

I have been looking at grippers and hoops for free motion, and these look like something that would be easy to use. I tend to get stuck when I am pushing the quilt, so looking for better ways to move the quilt.

Debbie

Jane Smith said...

I am a follower & would love a set of these.

Karen said...

Thanks SewCalGal -- I've been using Machingers Gloves and I love the way they work -- but it might be easier to use something that you don't need to slip on and off when you're dealing with needles and thread!

Love to give them a try!
Karen

Donna~~ said...

Would love to give these a try--they look more convenient than gloves! Thanks for the chance! :)

Marcia W. said...

I follow the sewcalgal blog. As I want to learn to FMQ and slowly learning about tools, having this in my arsenal as a beginner would be grand. Thanks for the chance.

Allison C said...

I am a young quilter that struggles with arthritis and this look like they could be very helpful. I would love to try them out. I am a public follower!

teachpany said...

These discs sound great! I would love to try them. I also want to see what you quilted with them during your trial! lol.

Sue said...

What a great invention....I would love these as I cant tolerate gloves! Thanks for a chance to win. I am a follower of your blog!

Genevieve said...

Im a follower and would love to have a set of these grippers. thank for the chance to win them!

landscapelady said...

What a great idea! I hate gloves and NEED these

Quilting Babcia said...

It would be fun to give these a try, especially with the big quilts I've been pushing through my machine lately! thanks for the giveaway/chance to win.

Anne-Marie B. said...

I am a public follower. I would love to try the Disks! Thanks for the giveaway!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh you know me....lol I am always interested in winning and trying some new tool....Thank u!!!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Oh yes please - I would love to win these to make my quilting life easier!!! I am a GFC follower and thank you for the chance.

Cornwoman said...

Congrats to last week's winner!

I would love to win the grippers, as wearing gloves in a climate where many months of the year has triple digit temps is horrible. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

I am a follower and would love to win a pair of Grip & Stitch disks.

Judy MacLeod said...

These grippers look interesting! I use the garden gloves and I also use the rubber gloves, cut off as much as possible to breathe! But my hands still get sweaty and icky feeling.

beebop said...

I'm a public follower and would love to try the disks

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This is a very interesting and innovative concept. Have not heard about these before. I do use gloves, but this would be a little more freeing. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

Kathrynn said...

I would love the chance to win these grippers, thanks for the chance.

Jessica said...

Those look like fun :)

B Greene said...

I haven't heard of these either - I would love to give them a try!! Thanks for the chance to win (I am a follower).

suemac said...

Those definitely look interesting. I hate taking my gloves off and on when I am quilting.

Laura Davies said...

Those Grip Disks look like they could be a good investment! Hate wearing gloves.

Jacquelin said...

Soy seguidora tuya desde principios de este año que encontré el FMQ Challenge con el que estoy aprendiendo mucho. Sí estoy muy interesada en sustituir mis guantes por estos discos. Un abrazo.

tizart said...

I wonder if these would also help when arthritis starts to make FMQ a little harder to do. Who wants to even give up FMQ. They certainly sound GREAT!!!!!
Happy Quilting Liz

Josie McRazie said...

What a very interesting idea# I would love to try them!

Annette said...

they look very interesting and well worth a try.... I would love to win a set to do just that. one of your many followers
in stitches

Marla's Crafts said...

I just did a class on free motion quilting yesterday. These look kind of interesting. Nice give away.

Diane Wild said...

These look very cool. I'd love to win a set. Thank for the chance.

Mommarock said...

Oh those are cool. I never even thought to wear gloves, so I learned a lot by this post! AWESOME!

barbara woods said...

i would love to give those a try thanks for the chance

Linda in Calif. said...

I have a set of these and I agree they work well. And yes, one nice feature is not wearing hot gloves in the summer. (Or having to put gloves on and off. These you just grab.

Joanna said...

I'm definitely interested in winning a pair of the Grip n Stitch. So much easier than having to take off and put on gloves or the fingertip gloves I currently use.

Kathryn said...

I'd love to win Grip and Stitch. I'd not seen them before.

Rachelle said...

Those look like a great idea, especially considering we're heading into summer here.

Jenny Larking said...

I am a public follower and I would love to try these out. I use a gardening glove in my right hand and grip the quilt with the left.

marie said...

Anything to help in free motion quilting would be wonderfull. I am a follower.

Eileen said...

I am a public follower now...thought i already was but checked and made sure ! Would love to try these. I use gloves and sometimes my claustrophobia clicks in so these would be nice to check out. Thanks for opportunity and have a great day

Jennifer Gail said...

I follow you around and would like to try these. thanks

Brenda said...

I dislike wearing gloves, so these seem like a good solution. I'm a public follower. thanks for the chance.

Jean said...

I would love to try the Grip and Stitch discs...I know that I don't like to wear gloves, and this sounds like a great alternative! Thanks for the chance to win!

Gayle said...

Sounds like a great new product - would love to give them a try on my next project!

Rebecca said...

I've been thinking about getting something like this...would be great to win it!

Dianne Mitzel said...

great idea! don't really like the gloves, so this is great alternative. I am a follower, thanks for chance at super giveaway...

Regina said...

Awesome product -am a follower and will have to be on the hunt for these (if I don't win them!) ;-)

Karen said...

I am happy with the gloves I have, but I would be willing to try these.

shez said...

i am definitely a happy follower and i would dearly love a set of these pads,what a fantastic idea.xx

SubeeSews said...

How clever!!! Those gloves are too warm for me. The discs would be so perfect. I am a follower now! WHOOHOO!
XOXOXOX Subee

Jacqueline said...

I would love to try the grip & stitch.. thanks for a chance at winning a pair.

Ivory Spring said...

How interesting -- I have never used these before. Thanks for the chance to win so that I can experiment with them! :)

You are the best-est!

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my, I won?! I think it's a *sign*! (wink)... ;)

ritainalaska said...

i'd love to win these new gadgets! i have horseshoe shaped thingies that don't work too good for me. thanx for the chance to win thelm.

scottylover said...

These look so neat! Thanks for the review. Will have to look for them here now that I know about them!

Sandy A

jody59 said...

I would love to try these. Going to have to start looking around for these!

Linda Moran said...

These look really great - would love to win a set to try!

Kim said...

I wanted one when Cozy Quilts was doing a demo on it a while ago and they sold out before I could get my hands on it. They couldn't point me to where I could buy it so I am throwing my hat in.

Jennie P. said...

Wow those look really neat! I am a follower. Thanks for the chance!

Deb said...

Anything to make FMQ easier is a bonus!

Joyce Lewis said...

I would like a chance to try these. I use gloves and it is a little bit of a hassle to take them on and off to mess with the needle and thread.

Texas JennyWren said...

I am a follower of your blog. I would love to win these discs as I learn how to free motion quilt. Thanks for the chance!!

Rhonda P. said...

I am a public follower and would love to win!!

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

What a cool little invention. I'd love to give them a try! Thanks for the opportunity ... :)

Jenniffier Kramer said...

They look very cool thanks for the chance.

The Quilted Dog said...

The discs are an intriguing tool! I'd love to check them out!

Barb said...

That is interesting.....

Pat V. said...

These look like a lot of fun. I use machingers now and my hands get so hot!

Searchfamilies said...

These sound great & would love to win some
Hugs Janice

Linda said...

These look like a great idea, especially in the hot West Australian summer. Would love to try some!

Christina Flowers said...

I am always looking for new things to try, these look awesome :)

Wendy B said...

I'm a very proud public follower and would definitely love to try these out....and my physio would probably love you too....I do have a problem with tense arm and shoulder muscles after FMQing and she has a severe workout after everytime I stitch!!!
sugary hugs
Wendy :O) x0x

Beth said...

I'm a proud public follower and I'd be delighted to win these disks. So clever.

Julie said...

Would love to win - always looking for something to make the quilting easier. (I am a follower). Thanks

Vicky K said...

I just spent 6 hours quilting on my domestic machine. I would love a pair of the grippers. It would help me FMQ. Thanks for the giveaway!
Ps i'm a follower
VickyK

sandyb said...

Oh my, these disks are wonderful and thank you for giving the chance to win them.

I would love to have a chance at it.

Thank you

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

Pauline said...

Wow! What a neat idea! I will L♥VE
adding this tool to my quilting. I can see how they will not only work better than my old garden gloves, but be so much cooler. Every time I need to remove a thread with gloves I have to take them off and put them back on. These pads will save time and frustration. ♥♥♥♥!

Sharon said...

Wow this sounds wonderful..Hi Sew CalGal how r u? This sounds like it would be great for someone like me who broke their finger and it has to be broke after the first of the year. I can use it but when I put my gloves on to FMQ my finger gets stuck...would love to see if they really glide it would be super duper help for me...thanks for the insight.

Ronda said...

I would love to try these. I have been using gloves for years.

Helen said...

Maybe they would improve my sewing Free Motion! Not the worst but really could improve some.

Purl Buttons said...

I would love to have a pair to try.

Sally King said...

Hi. If those are your hands in the photo, they are gripping the disks. Hanging on for dear life. As I would be. I have seen these before and was curious. Glad you got to try them. Like most everyone else I have problems with my hands but hate to wear gloves. The gloves do help and can't do without them. I would love to try this product. Sally@BabyStepsQuilting.com

cpup40 said...

I normally wear gloves, but I haven't been able to lately. My hands swell alot and I can't get my gloves on. Thanks for the chance to win.

Bonnie58 said...

The disks look like a great idea. Yes, the arthritis in the hands tends to kick in fairly quickly even with gloves, so this looks promising. Thanks for the idea and the opportunity on the draw
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Debbie said...

I've been a public follower for a while. I have arthritis in both hands and I type several hours a day for work. My Gand could really use some help. I'd love to win a set.

Thanks for all you do and share with us.

Have a great day.

Debbie

JoyceLM said...

I'd love to win the Grip & Stitch Disks. I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance.

Teresa said...

I've been a follower for a while now and just love your blog. Thanks for the chance. I would love to win the disks.

notqnot said...

I would love to try these!

Judy Chain said...

Yes, I'm a follower. I use the machinger gloves, but these look like they would be easier and faster when messing with the thread/presser foot, etc.

Abbigail said...

I've been a follower for some time now and love it! I would love to have a set of these grip & stitch disks! They would be amazing to use!
hulseybg@gmail.com

ultraorganized said...

Finally - something to use with bare hands -- don't have to take the gloves on and off - thanks for the giveaway and yes, I'm a follower !}

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I'm a public follower, and I'd love to give the grips a try!

Quiltingranny said...

A long time public follower and I think these would seriously help my Fibromyalgia hands:
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QuilterLynn said...

I would LOVE to have a pair of Grip & Stitch! I cannot use gloves...too hot. Have been using shelf liner sheets cut palm size and the disks would be ever so much better!
Lynn

c said...

when you suggest new things, I really want to try them. Maybe I can this time please.

quilter99755 said...

I've never tried these. Thanks for sharing with us. They might help us all. Would love to win.

cowtownquilts said...

Can we disqualify post numbers 63 and 64? LOL! :D I would love a chance to win these quilting discs.

Vivian Helena said...

the Grip and Stitch look like they would really work,, tired of the gloves,, thank you for sharing,, would love to win!
vivianhelena@sti.net

Judy Rychnowski said...

What a great idea! Gloves are too hot for me year round, so this product would get a workout from me. Judy R

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Laura V said...

I just recently started using the gloves and now realize they do help. I would love to try the quilting disks.

Librarynan said...

I'd love to win the Grip'n'Stitch disks! Got a chance to use them for a ew minutes in a class... they are SSSSsssooo cool!

Marjorie Nath said...

I don't like wearing gloves,it is just to warm to wear them. The Grip & Stitch seem to be the right way to go. I'm a public follower. Thank you for the chance to win a set of them.

Melisa Bakos said...

I would love to win these
melisa bakos

Denise said...

My FMQ needs all the help it can get. I would love to win these.

Debbie said...

Great review! I'd love to try these out.

Elaine said...

what a very neat idea! I find when using gloves I'm putting them on and taking off and forgetting to put back on!

Fran said...

Paula Reid used something similar in her video "Fluff and Stuff" which was my introduction to machine quilting, and at the time I wasn't able to find any for sale, so it is neat to see these, and I would love to try them.

Debbie said...

These look very interesting. I am getting into fmq and am very herky jerky. These would help I think! debbie73521@yahoo.com

Lori said...

I am a follower. Im just starting to get excited about FBQ besides striaght lines. Wow I can see how this would be helpful. Thanks for a great give a way.

Pat said...

These would be so helpful to win. My hands always hurt when I try to free motion quilt. Thanks.

Beth said...

I'd love to try these out!

Cathy said...

Looks like a great tool..chance to win because I follow..spectacular!
CathyC in Alberta
cathyc1950@gmail.com

Deb said...

These look like a great idea - I would love to try them! I am a public follower.
Deb
Thanks for the giveaway.

Mom C said...

Just received the book "Singular Sensations". It is wonderful. Can't wait to get going on one of the designs. I would love to try the Grip and Stitch. I've tried a variety of different ways to hold and move quilt tops through my machine. I always end up back with the gloves but my hands do get hot and it's a relief to pull them off and cool down. THanks.

Tink said...

My free motion quilting needs all the help it can get and these look like they could make the difference!

Mare said...

Wow, these grippers are interesting. Would love to win a pair and try it out with my FMQ. Thanks

Katy said...

I am a public follower! Love your blog and would love to win!

The Thompsons said...

I've never seen these before - I'm intrigued- would love to try them! Thanks for the giveaway.

Karen O said...

Maybe this would help me get over my fear of FMQ!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a happy regular follower, and when it comes to free motion quilting, I need ALL the help I can get! Thanks for the chance to win these.

Becki said...

I am a regular follower and LOVE the quilting teachers you have as guests each month. I do my own FMQing, and I would love to have the discs to help me with my quilting. Thanks!!!

Kell said...

I would so love to try these. I have a pair of gloves that I use occasionally but don't like how they make my hands hot. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jeanne in Ohio said...

I'd like to try these disks, because I really don't like the gloves. I've worked some on the free motion project, but not as much as I should have.

Kathy ~~~ said...

I'm a follower and I'd love to try these (win) disks. tks for the chance.

Snowbound said...

I'd love to give the quilting discs a try!!

Karen Propes said...

These disks would really be an asset in my quilting, my gloves are cumbersome and hot.
Thanks for the giveaway.
ncjeepster@aol.com

Carla G said...
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Carla G said...

These look like a great tool to try! And I love the picture of the frog using them too! :) thanks for a chance to win! :)

Lydia said...

hmmm, these look like they might relieve a lot of strain on hands and shoulders, and would love to win these.