This leader grip system is my favorite way to load a quilt to a frame. You won’t believe how quickly you can mount a quilt back to a longarm frame with this system. You attach your backing fabric to the quilt back bar and the take up bar with the leader grips.
My favorite style is the 2 bar system which is perfect for those who like to float their tops. You install the Leader grips on the Quilt Back bar (belly bar) and the pickup roller. If you prefer to attach your quilt top to a bar, you’ll need to buy the 3 bar Leadergrip system. The 12′ table kit comes with enough feet of tubing to fit both a 12′ table and a 14′ table. Use wire snips to remove excess tubing. The 10′ table kit comes with enough tubing to fit your 10′ table. Any excess tubing can be snipped off with wire snips.
Tracey at Whirls and Swirls quilting did a great video on how to install Leadergrips. I’ve got written instructions on how to do it here. But take a look at her great video below and see how easy it is! First, you’ll need to make a casing in your canvas leaders.
Want to see how easy it is to load a quilt using Leadergrips? Take a look at this video from Sparrow Studioz