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Thread: Gypsy Gripper

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    I was looking at the link about Aunt Becky's tool and went to the web site attached to look it, I didn't know what it was. Anyhow, I have found a few must have gadgets that I about to purchase, but while I was looking I saw the Gypsy Gripper. This is a large handle with suction cups at both ends that you attach to your long rulers to keep them from shifting while you cut. It's a great tool, I have one, in fact the last quilt show I went to my mom was unable to come so I bought both of us one, it was my splurdge of the quilt show...19.95 each! Well since it was a quilt show and I know I usually over spend I was fairly ok with that, a new gadget right? Yeah!...Well, since I was in town I went and did some other shopping after that. I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond and dang it, grrrrr! They had the exact, yes exact same thing, same size, different color and called something else but other than color and name, the exact same thing for 12.99 each. They advertise theirs for sticking on the side of the bathtub so you can have a handle to get in and out of the tub. Well, if it can do that, it can hold a ruler in place for you....so....if your in the market for one, get it at Bed, Bath and Beyond! (sorry I ramble so much!) :mrgreen:

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    We re-vamped our bathroom last year and installed an over the bath shower, we found it rather slippy and I saw the bath handles as you mentioned and thought they would be a good idea, just never got round to getting any, since then the prices have come down and now having read your posting they will serve two jobs so I will definatley be buying some.
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    in my thread about the dent puller. ladies in my quilting class said that they found dent pullers just like the gypsy gripper at harbor freight for only around $5.00. they said that it works good. and also have a smaller one with one suction cup on it. i have to travel a little ways to harbor freight so i am going to check at our northern tool store to see what they have.

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    lisa what link did you find the gypsy gripper?i found on line at harbor freight i typed in suction cup handles it can pull out dents. but this is what the ladies at the quilt class have and says works well with the ruler.

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    I just found it on line at Bed Bath and Beyond - still 12.99. MIght go this afternoon and get one.

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    Quilterj....the one called Gyspy Gripper can be found at www.ericas.com and it's 19.99, the other one I can't remember what they call it but it was at Bed, Bath and Beyond for 12.99. I don't know what Harbor Frieight is, must be a regional type merchandise store, don't have them around here but 5.00 would be a great deal.

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    Ok, I've only had 1 cup of coffee so far this morning, I see that you were talking about Harbor Freight on-line, duh! I looked at it and the one for 5.00 is basically the same thing as the gyspy gripper, you can look at both and compare. I quess if shipping isn't to much that would be worth a try.

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    my husband says that the harbor freight around here is about half an hour from here.

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    http://search.harborfreight.com/cpisearch/web/search.do?keyword=suction+cup+handle

    shipping charges: $0.00 to $15.00 is $6.99

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    I have some, still in the package. Have never used them because I do fine without. Don't even know how I got them! Was going to sell but keep forgetting.

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    i got my suction cup handle in the quilting section at jo-anns (which, coincidentally is all 50% off this weekend). don't remember how much it cost. it is a red handle with clear suction cups. seems to me the packaging was yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricluvr
    i got my suction cup handle in the quilting section at jo-anns (which, coincidentally is all 50% off this weekend). don't remember how much it cost. it is a red handle with clear suction cups. seems to me the packaging was yellow.






    Does this one stick pretty good to the ruler?

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    the few times i've used it i haven't had any problems. i'm usually moving pretty quickly and it can be cumbersome, so i don't use it on a regular basis.

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    hi thanks for the tip i told my husband about it he went right out and bought me one ,and guess what it dose work great good price for only $4.99 can,t bet that thanks again quilter

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    I am Lucky that our Harbor Freight is in the same strip mall as my favorite quilt shop in Albuquerque. Not only do I have the dent pullers but also the plastic clamps for clamping down the backing of my quilts to a the edge of a table before pinning. They are less than $5 for a container full. Some are too small but I have found pleny of uses for them.

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    I get so Happy when my DH sez he is going to Harbor Freight. I think I find more stuff there then he does. I found great long tweezers cheap & hooks for purses cheap too, last time I was there. I think next to the quilt shop it is my favorite store!

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    I bought a single suction one for 1.99 at threadart.com. Same concept. I didn't buy the other one since I wasn't sure if I could work with it. But its great.

    Yesterday, I went to Joann's and purchased the Invisigrip, it's a non-slip material that is applied to rulers, cutting mats, and templates to prevent slipping when rotary cutting. It's 12 1/2 inches x 1 yard. Just thought I would add my 2 cents. :lol: :lol:

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