I’ve installed a gadget for my longarm quilting machine called the Red Snapper. On a recent trip a quilter told me about this time saver, so I ordered and thought I’d give it a try.
The set has rods and clamps designed to fit on three rollers. It eliminates the need for pins, staples, Velcro, zippers or basting. The system has rods that you insert into a casing on the edge of the canvas leader. Notice on the picture below the zipper still in place; yes I gave that a try years ago and never did like the process. My canvas did not have a casing so I made a temporary one folding over the edge and stapled it just in case I didn’t like this system either.
The top edge clamped on with the Red Snapper, the ugly fabric on the very edge is my leader fabric and not part of the actual quilt.
A picture showing the clamp over the rod past the edge of the quilt.
I’ve quilted two quilts using this and so far I like it a lot, much faster than pinning! I always love finding tricks, tips and helpful tools!