Product Review – Omnigrid Ruler Grip

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.

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17 Responses to Product Review – Omnigrid Ruler Grip

  1. Snoodles says:

    This looks like an awesome tool!

  2. Sequana says:

    I find myself doing that at the Zon too – looking around for the last inexpensive item to get that free shipping. I’m sure he makes more $$ from us that way.

    I’ve had my grippers for a couple years now, and I love the big one. I have the small one too, but I hardly ever use it. It has that small handle that is not comfy to hold, so you might want to really think about it. It just strikes me as unhandy when I use it on the small rulers. There are some shops that carry both sizes; you could test it.

  3. Thats cool Melissa !!

  4. Lisa L. says:

    I would love one of these! It it going on my list! 🙂

  5. I just recently found out that Amazon carries a lot of quilting supplies (bonus!!) – I’m just like you and always hunting for small items to hit the free shipping limit. They often are not only needed but just the right $$ amount.

  6. Debbe says:

    Every time I see those ruler handle things I think of you. I’m glad you ‘splurged’ and that it is working great for you. I just might have to get one for myself.

  7. Carrie P. says:

    well, that is pretty awesome. I have seen that before on other blogs. so glad it works for you and makes cutting much easier.

  8. judy Blinkenberg says:

    You know I’ve been wanting these for a long time due to my weak wrists. Thank you for blogging about this. That’s my next purchase.

  9. Jocelyn says:

    I have seen these used in quilt shops. I wondered if they were really that good to use. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Lori Smanski says:

    Very cool. Thanks for the information. I can surley use one of these also.

  11. Flying Blind says:

    Ooh I think I might put one on my Christmas list!

  12. I’ve had one of these and didn’t know how much I may adore it later when I get older. Thanks for this review.

  13. CeLynn says:

    This has been on my list for a while. Glad that you found it and decided to give it a go! Even better that it is working so nicely for you 🙂 Thanks for the great review.

  14. Diane Swett says:

    Yes the omnigrip is great but I did not think to use it on my 121/2″ Ruler. Somthing I am going to try. Thanks for the review.

  15. Judy1522 says:

    I have the Omnigrid ruler grip and love it. I didn’t know they had a small one I will have to look into getting that one.

  16. Barb N says:

    Does your grip stay put? I have one and found that it kept popping off (very annoying). Maybe I wasn’t doing something right. I’ll give it another try one of these days.

  17. Susan says:

    Excellent! I will have to pick one up, because it is getting a little harder all the time, with Arthur Itis. =)

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