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Leader Grips

Longarm quilter Regina Gary has come up with THE simplest system for attaching quilts to leaders on longarm quilting machines, saving quilters hours of extra work.  You no longer have to struggle pinning your quilts to leaders.  No more pricked fingers.  No more tears and rips in your clothing from rubbing  against pin leaders.  Regina has solved those problems with her innovative Leader Grip system.  Moreover, it is FAST.  You can load a quilt in about 10 minutes instead of ¾ hour or longer. 

Our customers love Leader Grips!

This is the first rod and grip method for setting up the backing to the leaders. And if you use all three rollers you can also set up the top leader.  The rod is placed in the (3/4" or 2cm) casing of the leaders and is held together by a heat shrink or tape inside the casing.  The grip is snapped on over the backing on the rods. It is snapped on like a zip lock bag, you start at one end and work your way across the leaders. The grip is clear so you can see if it is catching all of the edge of the backing. The grip has a top edge so it is easy to press over the dowel rods and easy to pull up when you are finish with the quilting. Leader Grips holds the fabric taunt and smooth.

All kits come with instructions, mini grips, heat shrinks, and necessary rods and grips for the size you have chosen.

Leader Grips can be used on any long arm, mid arm, even short arm machines, and any quilting system that has leaders.  The sizes available to fit most leaders are 8', 10’ and 12'. Handi Quilter machines use 9'6" and 11' Leader Grips.  Side Grips come in 6”, 10”, 14”, and 18”. 

Custom lengths are available; please email with your leader measurement so we can fulfill your order.

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Leader Grips
Leader Grips

Side Grips
Side Grips

Download Leader Grip Instructions


I just wanted to tell you how much I love your invention! You are brilliant.  I have done about 6 quilts with this setup and it just keeps getting better and better. We timed it and it only took 12 minutes to get the quilt on the frame. In the past it would have taken at least 45 minutes to pin it on. Your invention is very impressive.  Thank you for this. It was worth every dime.

WOW! What a time saver they are going to be for me!! I quilt commercially and they are the icing on the cake!!! Thank you for dreaming of this! I can pay for them in four quilts. The first time I used the system I got a twin size quilt loaded in 10 minutes and that was stopping to read directions.... gonna love them.
B.B from Washburn, ND


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