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    Red Snapper leader quilt system

    Wondering if anyone has used the Red Snapper Leader quilt system with the rods and clamps. I pin now as I was shown, but wondering if this is quicker and worth the money. I am new (since Christmas) at quilting with a mid-arm machine on a Gracie frame so actually still experimenting. Love doing my own quilts - may not be perfect, but I can say I did it all!!!

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    Joyce/Madampoloordered them a few weeks ago. You could PM her and ask how she likes them.

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        I use a similar system and love it. I can load a queen sized quilt top, back and batting and be ready to quilt in 15-20 minutes.
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          #5
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          I have a set and have finally finished my new leaders. Since I have never pinned on a quilt top.....I really can't tell you if it is faster.....but it is really slick! I am glad I got them!

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            There are Red Snappers, Leadergrips, and Mondo Clips. All similar products, so you can shop around for the best deal. I bought some Red Snappers used from a friend, and I really like them. I don't like pinning.

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              #7
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              I use red snappers on both of my machines, I love them, fast loading, help to keep your quilt square and straight, no pins in your shirt front or belly, worth every penny in my book.

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                Peggi, thanks so much for the info! I had been wanting the red snappers but had not talked myself into them. I just ordered a set of mondo clips.

                Originally posted by Peggi View Post
                There are Red Snappers, Leadergrips, and Mondo Clips. All similar products, so you can shop around for the best deal. I bought some Red Snappers used from a friend, and I really like them. I don't like pinning.

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                  I hope you can help me! I already have the Grace Frame with the leaders attached using their tubing & tool and wedging it in the groove of the take-up bars. I want to buy Red Snappers but have two questions:

                  1. can I remove the leaders by pulling them out of the groove of the bars and still be able to replace them using the same tubing (has anyone done this?)?

                  2. I would have to sew a channel on the ends of the leaders in order to insert the Red Snapper tube. Has anyone done this? Any tips or tricks or simply stitch a 3/4" hem/channel?

                  Thanks for any advice!!!!
                  Angie

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                    Re: Red Snapper leader quilt system

                    Originally posted by a1angiem View Post
                    I hope you can help me! I already have the Grace Frame with the leaders attached using their tubing & tool and wedging it in the groove of the take-up bars. I want to buy Red Snappers but have two questions:

                    1. can I remove the leaders by pulling them out of the groove of the bars and still be able to replace them using the same tubing (has anyone done this?)?

                    2. I would have to sew a channel on the ends of the leaders in order to insert the Red Snapper tube. Has anyone done this? Any tips or tricks or simply stitch a 3/4" hem/channel?

                    Thanks for any advice!!!!
                    Angie
                    You can remove the leaders and put them back.

                    I have the Leader Grips and they don't stay together with the tape stuff. The Red Snappers look like a better system.

                    I sewed a 3/4" casing on the bottom of my leader.
                    Shirley aka buckeyequilter
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                      My BFF with the APQS long arm... uses these and LOVES them... I see her use them every week when I go to sew with her.. she does at least 2 quilts a week for customers, so any time saver is something she is into...
                      First.: When she first got them... it was VERY difficult to "snap" but it was printed out that was a normal thing,, and sure enough, it's gotten easier.. as with anything plastic.. stiff as first,, then more pliable..
                      I am not sure about the channel,,, but I'm guessing she did make the hem.. I know she has a canvas leader at both ends..
                      All I can say is that watching her,, she gets her quilts on much quicker...

                      NOW,,, being the "catty wonkus" gal that I am... I can see that if the quilt is not square it probably no different regarding the "getting it straight" bit,,, I'm about positive that you gals don't have to deal with that a lot, knowing the work you do...LOL
                      ME:... I'm a floater,,, and "pin to a taut position", if that makes any sense to you,, but I have finally gotten my Bailey down to where I can get my quilts done pretty quick,, bind and join in an acceptable fashion, mitered corners getting better each time, and machine stitch with a decorative zig zag as a finish.. these are going either for charity, or for my Sis to sell "on the cheap".. the fabric is slowly dwindling.. (Plan A)... and I'm keep my mind busy,, all while I'm improving the little quilting skills... B
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                        I have them but find that I can pin a quilt quicker than using them. Maybe if I had started out with them it would have been different.
                        Bernice :icon_wave:

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                          #13
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                          We looked and talked about them but truly believe there is an advantage to pinning - better control, etc. Plus you lose some of your leader length when setting them up to use . . .
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                          it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

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                            #14
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                            I can pin fast. So to disassemble my frame to redo the leaders isn't worth it to me. I duck taped my leaders to the poles, don't really want to redo all of that!

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                              #15
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                              I just purchased my first long arm and bought the Red Snappers to use instead of pinning. Up until now I've been a LA renter and the only thing I dislike is the pinning. The leader clothes that came with the frame already have casings sewn in.

                              I also purchased clamps so I can float some of my smaller quilts. Saw the Little Foot Frame in action (got to test drive/play) and love how quick and easy it was to quilt a table top or baby quilt. Figured I could do the same on a bigger frame for those small jobs!

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