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    Question Clover's "wonder clips" for binding

    I ordered some of these clips (50 pk) and was wondering if anyone else has tried them? Do you like them or not? What are your opinions about them? Just hoping that I didn't make a mistake in buying them but I have been eyeing them since I first seen them in a magazine.
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    I have not tried those. I use hair clips from the dollar store. I think these might be better.

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    I just went to an all day binding class. It was terriffic. We got to use the binding clips and I did like them. The joke was that you only needed one ... so buy a card or 10 and share with 9 friends. The clips are good for normal binding ... not so much for larger or fuller binding.

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    I have heard these are WONDERFUL!!!! I don't hunk you will be disappointed!!

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    I don't bother using clips or anything. Just hold the binding down while I sew. Sometimes at the corners, I pin so a clip might help there.

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    I used the binder clips you get from an office store. They seem to work as well as anything.

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    What an amazing idea thanks for sharing.


    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    I used the binder clips you get from an office store. They seem to work as well as anything.

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    i bought them after trying them at a quilt class...i love them and use them all of the time..the flat bottom creates no bulk or distortion and they are easily removed with one hand while sewing...i use to use the clips but they are much more cumbersome and don't allow the quilt to lie as flat...well worth the investment for me anyway

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    I really like them. I have only used them on small projects. They hold the corners well on mug rugs!

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    I really love mine. They're so easy to move and most of the time the thread slides right off. That's the only trouble I had with using binder clips from the office supply place - my thread kept getting caught. Maybe it was just me.

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    You'll love them-I use them for binding, holding sets together-and almost anywhere else I would use a pin-most useful notion that I have purchased in a long time!
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    I used to pin my binding but I just started using my daughter's old, left over hair clips and they work great. My thread doesn't get tangled around them and I don't stick myself with the pins anymore. I can clip them to other things when I'm not using them or as I need to move them. Mine are all colors, because they were hair clips, so it fun using them too.l
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    I too use the hair clip type (purchased at JoAnns with coupon) and have enough to clip an entire quilt at once. If I only clip one at a time I have a chance of not getting my binding even. I use the office supply type for corners only because they tend to clip really hard and cause ripples. My motto buy what you can afford and works best for you.
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    I recently bought a set too, but haven't had a quilt to bind yet so haven't tried them. I was wondering if anyone else had used these clips and if they liked them. Most often I don't use any kind of clips at all, but sometimes might need a little help.
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    There are many clips that do the job but Clover clips are made for fabric holding. They are worth it to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkberrykay View Post
    What an amazing idea thanks for sharing.
    I use the office store binding clips as well. Actually bought some bright colored ones from a clearance rack at Wally World. They work great.
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    I use one binder clip I "borrowed" from the office and just keep moving it as I catch up to it.
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    I use the hair clips 12/$1 from the dollar store or Dollar General and they do the trick for me. Alot cheaper and enables me to get more (if the granddaughter needs to put her hair back and I don't get it back) for the bigger projects. I was wondering how those work though.
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    Have used the office binder clips, but most the time my
    hands don't have the "strength" to open them.

    Have oodles of the the "hair clips" also, not a big fan of
    those, did not like the way it held my binding on the quilt.

    Really tired of sticking my fingers, with the pins. Since I am
    diabetic I do enough finger sticks without adding to them.

    So I am really looking forward to trying my new wonder clips.
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    I found some clips that were similar at Dollar Tree -- they are blue -- and I love them. Have not tried these.
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    I love mine and I have used hair clips,binder clips,pins those clips from Home Depot and now I know that these are the best.I don`t think you will be disappointed.I use more than 1,I use about 10 at a time.I bought the 50 pack at a sale and gave 2 of my quilting buds 10 apiece for Christmas and then another bought 10 from me.I think the are well worth the money.

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    if i didn't already have the ones like hair clips, i would try them. i'm sure they would work fine. i love my clips though!!

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    I love them. Been using on binding for placemats and mug rugs.

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    I use mine and like them

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