Zippered Leaders

Zippered Leaders


“Leaders” are the pieces of canvas attached to the fabric-handling rollers. The quilter pins their top and backing fabric to these leaders in preparation to quilt. Gammill offers Leaders with Zippered Edges as an option. The zippered edge simply allows the quilter to pin or baste their fabric to the removed leader edge from another location (such as seated in a chair or on a domestic sewing machine), rather than at the table. Then the edge can be zipped to the rest of the canvas leader with the fabric already pinned.  With this option, each zippered leader comes with two edges, one of which could be in use while the other could be pre-pinned (to expedite set-up for the next quilt). Zippered leaders also allow a work-in-progress to be easily removed and put back on later, in the event another job takes priority over the one loaded on the table.

Ruler Techniques

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Eva Birch gives us quick tips for using straight rulers.

Gammill Ruler Base

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In this video, Andrew shows us how to install and remove the Extended Throat Plate, also called the Gammill Ruler Base. The Ruler Base Plate, also known as the Extended Throat Plate, provides stability when quilting with rulers.

Towa Gauge

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Demonstration of how to use a TOWA bobbin case tension gauge.  This includes how to guide the thread through the gauge and the recommended tension settings.

Cutting Mat

Place the cutting mat on your Gammill table top and use it as a cutting table.


  • Measures 141 and 3/8 inches by 21 3/4 inches.
  • Fits perfectly on a 12-foot GS table and can be easily modified for a 10-foot table.


  • A sanded finish rather than a slick finish to prevent fabric from moving.
  • Printed grid lines with inch measurements.
  • Flexible and sturdy material that is great for rotary cutting.