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    Binding clips vs. hair clips

    Has anyone used the Dritz binding clips? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER Are they stouter than regular hair clips that are about the same size and cheaper?

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    I didn't care for them so was pinning. Now I am using the Wonder Clips - they work great!

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    I LOVE the wonder clips!!! Expensive even at 50% off but well worth it. I have 100 of them and may get 100 more
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    I use hair clips and have no problem with them. Think I bought them at a dollar store.
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    There are different sizes of hair clips.
    Some of the hair clips are pretty much a match for those.

    I just watch for them at the $ $tore and have been able to get a dozen for a $.
    Besides ... some of them are much prettier than the silver of these ... so they are kind of fun when I am using them.

    An vital part of my arsenal of binding supplies!
    ... no more pinning and they do a more even job of holding everything in place when I set to handstitch.
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    I've used both hair clips and the Dritz clips -- don't see ANY difference. I'm too cheap to buy the wonder clips and am happy with these.

    Linda in MO

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    I use hair clips. I have no need for those expensive clips, and I only use 3 or 4 at a time. Just make sure you don't leave them in the quilt for extended periods of time. I have a friend who left her clips on a binding for a couple of years and they rusted on her quilt.

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    I use the hair clips, too. If I need something stronger or bigger, then I use clothespins. The both work great for me, so think I'll keep on using them.
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    I starting using the binder clips when I started quilting. They have worked great for me. I have arthritis in my left hand and they have never been hard to open and use. Recently I found the Wonder Clips on Amazon for a great price. I bought two packages of 50 but haven't used them yet.
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    I use binder clips. I only use two. I scoot them down as I go . . . like leapfrog, I guess. =))

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    wonder clips are my favorite, they now have jumbo size. I could not get the hair clips to stay. I am sure it was just me. wonderclips are well worth the money and I purchased mine when Joanns had a 50 coupon.

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    I love the silver binding clips. i have lots of them and use them all the time. easy to use and strong too. not sure about comparing with hair clips though.

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    If you use the ladder stitch you don't need to use any clips or pins.

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    The clips labeled quilting do hold stronger then regular hair clips. I use to use them. I don't use anything but Clover Wonder Clips now.
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    I fold my binding to the back and then pin from the front, that way I don't get stabbed and thread does not get caught up in the pins

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    I love the silver binding clips. i have lots of them and use them all the time. easy to use and strong too. not sure about comparing with hair clips though.
    Ditto! Love them too, and have not had a problem with them. I've left them on for quite awhile, and never had a problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
    Has anyone used the Dritz binding clips? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER Are they stouter than regular hair clips that are about the same size and cheaper?
    I have posted this before. You can save your money and not buy any clips if you just iron your binding. Sew your binding on like normal, then turn it towards the back and press a nice seam all the way around. The only place you will need to pin is on the mitered corners. It does take a few minutes to iron but it sure is better then pins or clips.

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    The box of clips from a quilting shop we found is cheaper than buying from chemist for hair. I find they hold in better than straight pins but I do like the wonderclipswhich grip fabric. You only need a few to but binding in place 12 inches in front of stitching. Although in desperation have used bulldog clips.
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    I use the binding clips also. I don't like pinning bindings. I use about 4-5 of them and move them down as I sew.
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    For me the binding clips are easier to put on and take off then the hair clips. My arthritic hands find it easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara122 View Post
    I use binder clips. I only use two. I scoot them down as I go . . . like leapfrog, I guess. =))
    This is what I do. I went to a binding class with a national teacher and this was her hint: buy a package of 10 and share it with 4 other quilting buddies .... or use only 1 and share with 9 quilting buddies. It works well for me even with my arthritis. I do admit, though, that I only h and bind really special quilts. Otherwise I machine bind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AliKat View Post
    This is what I do. I went to a binding class with a national teacher and this was her hint: buy a package of 10 and share it with 4 other quilting buddies .... or use only 1 and share with 9 quilting buddies. It works well for me even with my arthritis. I do admit, though, that I only h and bind really special quilts. Otherwise I machine bind.
    Why use clips to hold the binding in place? I just fold the binding over, take about 5 stitches, pull the thread tight, and then fold another little bit and repeat the process. I don't have to pin and remove the pins, clip and remove the clips, etc. it is so much easier this way.
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    I went to the stationary dept at Walmart and bought the little binder clips that are used to clip paper together. The were about $4 and work very well, and for less money.

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    I am also a big fan of the Wonder Clips.

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    I use the hair clips with no problem.

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