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Thread: Ideas for Wonder Clips?

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    Ideas for Wonder Clips?

    As I sit here working on the binding of a recently completed UFO, I am appreciating these little WONDER CLIPS made by Clover. I have used the clips that look like hair clips and pins before when binding, but these little things actually do hold in place and don't slide around or prick me. I am wondering how many different ways quilters are finding to use them. I know that besides being a great tool for holding binding in place, they can be utilized to help hold fabric in place when you are embroidering. They clip on the hoop when you want to "float" you piece instead of hooping it. One of our quilters is also a Civil War reenactor and makes leather items for the uniforms. He uses the clips to hold the leather pieces in place for stitching. What other uses for these little wonders have you discovered?
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    I keep seeing those advertised and wondered if they were any good I have all sorts of dodads i use but none work out perfect

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    i just looked at them online and they are a bit pricey. there is another thread also about these clips. http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...t177959-3.html. someone else on another thread mentioned mini clips from harbor freight. i think i may try those for the price. i also use the black metal binder clips from the office suply stores. there are so many things to try, where does one start?
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    I bought some at the Phoenix Quilting, Sewing and Craft Expo last month. They DO work. I love them
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    I was skeptical and always try to find a "cheaper" way to go, but have to say..do yourself a favor and ditch harbor frieght, Sears, the auto store, etc...BUY these clover clips...they are made for what we want to use them for...and they DO work, very well! They are easy on the older hands than anything else I have seen or used! Pricey, yes, but really worth it as all GOOD tools are!

    I just used them to stretch some fabric on a board to paint...no BITE marks in my fabric edges, no pulling, it laid nice and flat...

    I also used them to hold some ends of a braided rug I had to repair!

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    Wow. I am going to have to check these out. Thank for the info!

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    Wonder clips sound good , and I'm sure they do the job, but I think I have reached the point of no return when it comes to gadgets for sewing. LOL Too many speciality gadgets! I have drawers full of things I have bought thinking it would make my sewing life easyer, use them once or twice and go back to the old way of doing things. Same for all these rullers I have hanging around and only used once for that special quilt. In the long run I think I have wasted a lot of money I could have used for fabric! LOL

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    I was given some wonderclips and they work fine. Before the gift I found some smaller plastic spring clips like clothes pins at Joanns for 1.49 on sale and they are wonderful too. I use them a lot for when I glue things and don't want to stand around holding them together. They are handy as second hands a lot. I think any kind of clip is handy to have around.
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    I still like my cutsie hair clips from Wal-Mart to hold binding in place, but the Wonder Clips are perfect for small projects, and they are strong, too.
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    I love love love Clovers Wonder Clips. The advantage of using these for binding, instead of hair clips is that the fabric and binding remain flat and straight. I love them and have turned my friends on to them too. They are useful for gluing things and most especially for adding bulky things like handles to handbags... etc. I love love love them !!!

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    i love the wonder clips. i use them all the time when do binding they work great.

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    I bought the hair clips at the Dollar Store because I am cheap! I couldn't get them to stay on so thus, they were useless in holding my binding on. I purchased 2 packages of the Clover Binding Clips when I had a 50% off coupon at my LQS. I used them on my last quilt and I LOVE THEM!!! Only issue I had was that I only had 20 of them so I couldn't secure all the binding at once. Nancy's notions just had them on sale with free shipping so I purchased the 50 count for $27! I know now I will have enough!!! And I will never get skewered a hundred times by all the pins I use to secure my binding!
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    I love the Clover Wonder Clips but I only have a handfull. I just looked on ebay and for 50 of them they want $19.99 with $1.49 for shipping. I think I will buy them. I only use them for quilting but I'm sure there are a lot of other ways to use them. Is $19.99 for 50 of them a good price?
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    you can clip them onto ribbon you rolled up. keeps the end from coming undone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I love the Clover Wonder Clips but I only have a handfull. I just looked on ebay and for 50 of them they want $19.99 with $1.49 for shipping. I think I will buy them. I only use them for quilting but I'm sure there are a lot of other ways to use them. Is $19.99 for 50 of them a good price?
    ABSOLUTELY A GOOD PRICE!!! I just bought 50 for $27 from Nancy's Notions
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    Aren't the clips great? I like the snap on binding clips from Martelli too.
    Got fabric?

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    I bought them and I love them. They work so well. But to be honest - I would have bought them anyway just because I love the color. Might as well have pretty things to work with, right?

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    Somebody on this site recommended them a few weeks ago and, being a sucker for any new gadgets, I bought a box of 50 from Amazon for about $20. Just used them for the first time on a quilt binding and they're worth the money if they cost twice as much! Best gadget buy I've made in a long time.

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