Did you know there are lots of ways to load a quilt onto your longarm quilting machine? Our favorite method for loading a quilt at Quilted Joy is the LeaderGrips system by Regina’s Quilting Studio. This tool was a game-changer for me. Loading a quilt used to be a long process involving pins, zippers, and bandaids! LeaderGrips eliminate the need for pins or zippers. Instead, you sew the tubing into the canvas on your longarm quilting machine. When you load a quilt you’ll snap the fabric onto the frame with the plastic Leader Grips. With the Leader Grips I’m able to load a quilt in less than 10 minutes. This means I’m able to spend more time doing what I love – quilting!