Happy Tuesday Everyone! Today I have a product review for you, the Omnigrid Ruler Grip Double Suction Cup. I bought this for myself last week on Amazon. I didn’t plan on buying it but I placed an order for a new hepa filter for my vacuum cleaner and some special cleanser for my laminate floors and if you can believe it, I was $0.82 shy of free shipping!!! It was like Amazon was challenging me to find something that I just couldn’t live without! So I bought myself a new quilting tool.
I can’t tell you how happy I am that I bought this. As many of you know I have an autoimmune disease which causes me a great deal of pain in my hands and fingers. Recently it has also moved into my feet. Well I have to say this was a God send this weekend. I was able to cut for an hour straight with little to no pain. First time in 2 years!
Here’s how it looks coming out of the box (it does come wrapped in plastic but that didn’t photograph very well).
I placed it on my 12.5″ x 12.5″ ruler and got right to cutting. My 12.5″ ruler is the smallest ruler I could get it to fit on (and yes that is small, I have a 15″ x 15″ ruler and two rulers that are 6.5″ by 24″ – and this grip also fits on those).
As you can see in the top left picture the black levers are up, you need to press down on the handle to engage the suction cups and then push the levers into the down position (see upper right photo). Then you are ready to cut! What I like is that I don’t have to exert nearly as much pressure as I did without the grip. In fact I like it so much that I plan on buying the Single Suction Cup Grip for my smaller rulers (yes I have A LOT of rulers!).
I have to say that any quilting tool that is going to make quilting more pleasurable and less painful for me is a must have, and this product is a must have for me. I can’t remember the last time that I was able to do so much cutting in one sitting without regretting it the next day.
This is not a sponsored post, I decided to share my thoughts because I know I’m not the only one who struggles with the cutting aspects of quilting. As I find products that are helpful for my hands I will continue to share them with you.