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Old 03-03-2013, 01:41 PM
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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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Old 03-03-2013, 02:21 PM
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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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Old 03-03-2013, 02:32 PM
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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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