Getting a Grip
Product Review: They Gypsy Gripper
By Lynn Holland
Itís always good to get a grip. This is especially important when rotary cutting, because failure to do so can result in anything from inaccurate strips to lost fingertips. However, those rulers are as pesky as they are a miracle, because sometimes they have a way of slipping out of place. My slippage usually occurs at the very end of the fabric when my weak fingers tend involuntarily to ease up on the pressure and the ruler wiggles a 1/16 of an inch of more.
So when I saw the picture of the
Gypsy Gripper I was excited. It looks like an oversized telephone
receiver, more like a lavender plastic toy than a tool. Itís
extremely uncomplicated, featuring large suction cups and a giant
plastic handle. There are two moving parts, the latches that snap
the suction cups into place on the ruler and lock the gripper down
so that the ruler almost becomes one with the gripper. The handle is
sculpted to conform to human hands, so itís very comfortable.
If youíve tired of being frustrated by last minute ruler wiggling ruining your accurate cutting and are serious about avoiding repetitive stress on your hands, then this is well worth the investment. Furthermore, itís large enough not to get lost in a pile of fabric.
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