Pine Needles at Gardner Village
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West Jordan UT 84088
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Day Four of Favorite Things Week


The first day the Original Purple Gypsy Gripper came into the store, I loved it!! I bought one that first day to use at home. It makes the ruler so easy to pick up and to find on the cutting table. It also makes the ruler so much easier on my arthritic hands. I just push down, instead of having to hold my fingers in a cramped position. Also, there are no cut finger tips with the Gypsy Gripper!


Valayne

81 comments:

MountainGate said...

I know what you mean...about old hands! Now what can I do to make my quarter inch seams really 1/4 inch?

Nicole said...

I have been wanting one of these!! I saw it on one of the crafting blogs and have been hoping to find it locally ever since! :)

lori said...

This looks like a "handy" tool.

Tammy said...

Wow - what a great idea! I'm so glad someone that of this.

Nicole said...

Wish I had one of these before I sliced my finger!! :) Nicole P

**MIGNONNE** said...

I have wanted one of these since I saw someone in your shop using it. It is such a brilliant idea!

galbraithfam said...

Ummm yeah! Sign me up for one of those! I'm the worst at keeping my stuff straight! I'd LOVE to add this to my quilting collection!

Sherri said...

I've never tried one of these...but the ladies at most quilt shops seem to be using them...so they must work!

Kalani said...

I totally want one!

Diana said...

Thank you for showing this one. I bought several batiks to fuse and make wall hangings, but, was terrifies of the rotary cutter. I had sliced my finger once and let me tell you, that is the worst pain. I am so excited about this product,I can't wait to get one. Now I can start cutting and fusing. Yippee! By the way we visited your lovely shop and love ypur needle punch designs!
Diana in Boise

chelsie said...

fun product - definitely makes cutting safer :)

Julie said...

I have seen ladies at quilt shops use these--I would love one. Julie

kaiolohiakids said...

I could use that right now!!!!

Lee Anne said...

Love, love, love anything that makes my quilting better....great idea!

Cindy said...

Yay! I've been wondering if there was a tool like this out there. I'd LOVE one!

Louise said...

I, too, have arthritis in my hands. I have been wanting one of these ever since I heard about them.

Angelica said...

I've wanted one of these for a long time!

Heidi said...

I would love one of these! I haven't ever sliced a finger, but I'm getting worried that it's in my future!

Grandma Allred said...

Love your store, just wish there were more hours in each day to finish all my projects. Oh, and I wish I had more energy to do it.

Kendra said...

I LOVE this purple gripper!! I drool over it EVERY SINGLE TIME I come into Pine Needles! I love the idea of the gripper, SO useful, and being purple is the icing on the cake!!! I am a purple fanatic, and definitely am wanting to get one to match my purple ruler and scissors!!

Janelle said...

Fabulous idea! I can't believe all of the finger-slicing going on ladies-what's the deal? Now I will probably be cursed for saying that, and be the next to loose a finger. Anyways...anything to make my quilting easier sounds great.

Kathryn said...

This looks like a great tool! I would love to give it a try!

D Ragsdale said...

I have wondered if these really work and now after the posts, I guess they do. I wasn't worried about slicing a finger, just being able to get a better hold on my rulers.

Cindi said...

I could use one of these!!

martha said...

Most of the quilting stores use this tool. It's a cleaver invention. I'd like to have one.

Ellen James said...

Looks like a great product... thanks for sharing!

grandmabish said...

Wow! This is a "gotta have". My next purchase for sure. Just two days ago I was cutting, and was thinking how hard it is to press down with Thorasic outlet problems. AND...I always worry about a slip that will inflict pain and suffering! I'm happy to find out that this thing exists!

DietDrP1975 said...

I have seen you use this in your shop. I would love to have one, but just haven't endulged yet. Thanks for sharing this wonderful tool.

Jeanette said...

I swear by my gypsy gripper!!!

I just rolled my eyes and said "Ummm....thanks" when my mom gave it to me for my birthday last year. It looked like an old fashioned telephone handle with suction cups and I really didn't see how it was going to make my life easier.

Now, it's one of those things that I wonder "How did I ever survive without this?"

I don't break fingernails trying to pick up my ruller.

My ruler doesn't slip when I cut because it spreads out the pressure points on the ruler.

I love it!

If you don't have one, you have to get one, they are worth every penny!

KayCee Burnside said...

This looks like it'd be very useful!

Chris, Kristina, Nathan and....Audrey! said...

What a great item!
-Kristina

Sara said...

Thanks for showing this one. After cutting myself so many times, I'd love to have this one.

Steve Wilhite said...

I haven't tried this, but I'd like to!

Paula said...

What will they think of next. Sounds like a fun gadget!

Kat said...

That is awesome! I had never seen one before until just about a month ago. I have been hoping to get one soon. :)

Kara said...

You and me both, I had to have the full size and the little circle one.

Doug & Annette said...

It would be sweet have one!

Kristen said...

I've never tried one, but would love to.

gamilaur said...

I'm glad to know this tool really works, can't wait to get one:)

lwpete said...

A PURPLE notion and for quilting - what more could one ask for???!!!

The Allred Family said...

I love your store :D Keep up the great blog!

Nettie said...

I have the "wee" gypsy gripper and I love it! Would love to win the big gypsy for my big rulers. It really helps in the cutting process to steady your hand.

Sherri said...

This would put my mind at rest about using the rotary cutter, especially with my aging hands. Wonderful invention!

Mama Deb said...

I think this is a great product and would be helpful to older quilters to disperse weight evenly on the ruler!

Cameron said...

Ever since I put my sewing machine needle through my finger I am game for any tool that will keep my fingers out of harms way!

Noahmom said...

That looks like an awesome tool. I tend to let my hand slide and so the ruler slips toward the end of my cut! I will have to get one of those.

heidivee said...

No more cut fingers? I have done that, and it hurts. I need this thing!

Somer said...

What a great idea.

EMPTY NESTERS said...

The gripper looks like a handy tool for my old hands. I have to have someone help me when I have a lot of cutting to do. Thanks for the fun.
Laurie M

Wendy Lady said...

This tool has got to be better than the last one I bought . . . the suction doesn't grip! Looks like a winner!

rhonda said...

wow...i need to get some good sewing tools. everyone has all this cool stuff and all i have is scissors.

VICKI said...

This looks so handy, I could actually cut a straight strip of fabric. Also the hands aren't young any more. Great idea!! Vicki

Jennifer Rodriguez said...

That is awesome! I've seen it at the shop and always wondered.. Something to add to my shopping wish list!!

Sarah said...

This looks so useful, I have a hard time holding my ruler, it always seems to slip under my fingers.

Loraine said...

Great item! I've been wanting one of these. So happy you have a blog now.
Sandy, I can't wait to see you on the 5th for the porch party!

Devanie said...

I love it!

Ida said...

I'd like to try it. It sounds great.

Shannon said...

I haven't used one yet, it's good to know they really work well like you say.

Taylor's said...

I almost bought one today and then I decided to wait - well looky here!

Lori said...

I've seen these and wondered how well they work. Would sure love to try it!

Madi Herzog said...

Linda H I would love to start doing quitlting, so any easy tool that makes it easier, I'm for it.

Lamse said...

and they double as a tub handle!

Spence and Kath said...

I would absolutely love it!

Janet Benton said...

I hope it comes with a quick lesson :D

Rose said...

I have always wanted something like this. I have the arthritis too, so gripping some things is difficult. It would be great.

Dawn said...

I have been wanting one of these too!! Looks like a great tool!

the mama monster said...

awesome!

Mel said...

LOVE it!

Sommer said...

sounds great to me... anything to make it a little easier!

becki said...

i hate how the board always slips this would be awesome

The Pugs said...

I am coming tomorrow to buy one if I don't win it!

Material Mary said...

I have noticed you use the purple handle when I've been to the store. By the way, we love the store. Everytime I'm in the area, my husband takes me.
Mary

Joslyn said...

I never knew what those things were for. That's so awesome! I hate to try and move or pick up the ruler on my fabric, because I always end up shifting the fabric or not being able to pick up the ruler without sliding it to the end of the table.

Kemi said...

Oooh, that's cool! I could definitely use one of those!

Angela Jamison said...

Sounds awesome!! I think I need one!?

Jackie said...

I'd love it to add to my beginner stash!

lifeinredshoes said...

OK Holly, there are a few more than 14!
Pick me, pick me!

sewciety said...

I've been curious about this item. I've seen several people at quilt retreats using them. Hope I win!
Sheri in Illinois

Nay said...

Purple is MY favorite color! I definitely could use this handy dandy gripper but it's just one of those luxuries that gets put on the back burner. Hope I'm the winner!

Frankie said...

I've been wanting one of these ever since I first saw them -- my fingers need one of them lol! Definitely a great tool!

syocom said...

I have never tried those things, maybe i will now that it has been recomended.