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    Red Snappers for Long Arms

    Jean, I know you have a long arm, and I am sure there are others that have one, too. Have you ever seen the Red Snappers method of attaching your quilt to the long arm? If you have it, how do you like it? If you don't have it, what do you think?

    Red Snappers - grips for your leader - Sew Much Smarter
    Joyce "She who dies with the most fabric wins!!"

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    Re: Red Snappers for Long Arms

    I have the red snappers & love them. No more pinning YAY!
    I can load the quilt very fast too, about 10 minutes. One caveat, the first few times you use them, they will take a little more pressure to get them on. I've noticed that this problem goes away with time. I think they are definitely worth the money.
    May the road rise up to meet you...
    May the wind be always at your back...
    May you be in Heaven a half hour before the Devil knows you're dead...
    Patt :icon_wave:

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      #3
      Re: Red Snappers for Long Arms

      Joyce. I 've seen them but don't have them. I don't mind pinning my quilts. I've spent a lot on accessories for the long arm ( templates, extension table, pantos) but don't seem to get time to try them out. So the red snappers aren't high on my list. I saw them advertised in a Nancy's Notions catalog just yesterday. $60. If you have to change your leaders or modify them in any way to use these, I would not get them, it was stinking hard to get my leaders on and no way am I talking those babies off! The leaders cost $125 from Grace, they are there to stay for a long time.

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        Re: Red Snappers for Long Arms

        Originally posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
        Joyce. I 've seen them but don't have them. I don't mind pinning my quilts. I've spent a lot on accessories for the long arm ( templates, extension table, pantos) but don't seem to get time to try them out. So the red snappers aren't high on my list. I saw them advertised in a Nancy's Notions catalog just yesterday. $60. If you have to change your leaders or modify them in any way to use these, I would not get them, it was stinking hard to get my leaders on and no way am I talking those babies off! The leaders cost $125 from Grace, they are there to stay for a long time.
        I, too, saw them in Nancy's Notions catalog yesterday, which is why I started to look at them. I made my leaders back when I first got the Grace frame, and I am not sure I put a channel for the rods on them. I doubt it. So, I'd have to make new leaders. I don't remember it being hard to put the leaders on because it has been so long since I did. I think I'd like them if I had them as I hate pinning. I start in the middle to pin and it is OK one way from the center, but harder the other way and I always stick myself.
        Joyce "She who dies with the most fabric wins!!"

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          #5
          Re: Red Snappers for Long Arms

          Originally posted by Quiltfreestyle View Post
          I have the red snappers & love them. No more pinning YAY!
          I can load the quilt very fast too, about 10 minutes. One caveat, the first few times you use them, they will take a little more pressure to get them on. I've noticed that this problem goes away with time. I think they are definitely worth the money.
          I envy you! They seem to be a neat invention.
          Joyce "She who dies with the most fabric wins!!"

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            #6
            Re: Red Snappers for Long Arms

            off topic here - I got my Nancy's Notions catalog yesterday too! I threw it away without looking at it! (she says proudly since she's trying really hard not to order anything new for a while)
            K is for Karen 😊​..................
            Cremation - My last hope for a smokin' hot body.


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              #7
              Re: Red Snappers for Long Arms

              Originally posted by K. McEuen View Post
              off topic here - I got my Nancy's Notions catalog yesterday too! I threw it away without looking at it! (she says proudly since she's trying really hard not to order anything new for a while)
              you are so saintly!

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                #8
                Re: Red Snappers for Long Arms

                Originally posted by madampolo View Post
                I envy you! They seem to be a neat invention.
                Well I don't have a fancy home machine, just a 15 year old Janome & a Singer Featherweight. This longarm was my first major purchase for sewing in a lot of years so I decided I deserved a treat... & DH agreed
                May the road rise up to meet you...
                May the wind be always at your back...
                May you be in Heaven a half hour before the Devil knows you're dead...
                Patt :icon_wave:

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                  Re: Red Snappers for Long Arms

                  Originally posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
                  you are so saintly!
                  Yeah, right. I wasn't so saintly with the email from Fat Quarter Shop tho ...
                  K is for Karen 😊​..................
                  Cremation - My last hope for a smokin' hot body.


                  Before you speak,
                  T - is it TRUE?
                  H - is it HELPFUL?
                  I - is it INSPIRING?
                  N - is it NECESSARY?
                  K - is it KIND?

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                    #10
                    Re: Red Snappers for Long Arms

                    I purchased the Red Snappers for my old quilting machine on Friday. They are not installed just yet, but we are getting there. I am making new leaders, but if you look around on you tube the lady that designed these....Renae........has some videos that show a lot of tricks to use with these. One of those videos show her using her quilting machine to make the 3/4 " casing down the side of the leaders...without taking the leaders off the frame. Perhaps this would work for you, Jean.

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                      #11
                      Re: Red Snappers for Long Arms

                      Joyce, I'm so glad you posted this. These Red Snappers look like a great product.

                      Off to count my pennies ...
                      Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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                        #12
                        Re: Red Snappers for Long Arms

                        Originally posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
                        Joyce. I 've seen them but don't have them. I don't mind pinning my quilts. I've spent a lot on accessories for the long arm ( templates, extension table, pantos) but don't seem to get time to try them out. So the red snappers aren't high on my list. I saw them advertised in a Nancy's Notions catalog just yesterday. $60. If you have to change your leaders or modify them in any way to use these, I would not get them, it was stinking hard to get my leaders on and no way am I talking those babies off! The leaders cost $125 from Grace, they are there to stay for a long time.
                        Here's a suggestion for the leaders. My machine came with a long Velcro strip that's got adhesive on the plastic pokey side & the soft fuzzy side doesn't have adhesive. I stuck the sticky side to the rails & sewed the soft side to the leaders. Now it's easy to put on & take off the leaders.
                        Just a thought....
                        May the road rise up to meet you...
                        May the wind be always at your back...
                        May you be in Heaven a half hour before the Devil knows you're dead...
                        Patt :icon_wave:

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