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    Quilt binding Clips

    Has anyone tried the red quilt binding clips..I ordered some from Amazon.com..they had the best price..50 for
    $18.12 . They had great reviews..anxious to hear from some of you...I'm so tired of being stuck with pins, when I bind my quilts...Surely this will be better...thanks

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    My daughter gave me that set for my BD. I really like them. Makes binding go much better. No more pin sticks!

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    I know some that are using the hair clip for binding - don't know if these are the same or not
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    I use the hair clips .... IMHO they hold the binding flatter, straighter and more even than if doing it with pins. And great too when hemming skirts, etc.

    LQS' sell them as "official" binding clips .... or go to the $ $tore for the same thing, for a LOT less $$$$ !!!!
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    I have the "hair" clips and they are good, but I bought some of the red Clover binding clips and LOVE them.
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    When I sew bindings, I use 3 pins. I turn down a few inches at a time and move the pins as I progress. I never have trouble with pin sticks.

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    I hate pinning binding. I have not tried the red clips but I love the el cheapo hair clips. I might try the others.

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    I use the little silver clips. They look like hair clips but are sold in the sewing dept. and are a bit cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyquiltmom View Post
    When I sew bindings, I use 3 pins. I turn down a few inches at a time and move the pins as I progress. I never have trouble with pin sticks.
    that's what I do too! so far it has worked for me.

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    I just hold the binding with my fingers, and I've never seen any need for pins or clips. What am I missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    i just hold the binding with my fingers, and i've never seen any need for pins or clips. What am i missing?
    ditto! .
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    I liked the hair clips until I bought the Cover binding clips. No comparison. The Clover clips win! I can sew on a binding without the clips but it's easier to have the binding in place and not rolled up in my lap or all under and over the quilt. The neck roller thing is a PITA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I just hold the binding with my fingers, and I've never seen any need for pins or clips. What am I missing?
    That's what I do.
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    i have to agree with Dunster- i've never used pins- i just fold & hold as i go- works great for me & much faster than dealing with pins, clips or any other -gadget- my fingers do just fine....$18 for clips seems like a huge expense- 2 yards of fabric! i hope they work well for you since you took that plunge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I just hold the binding with my fingers, and I've never seen any need for pins or clips. What am I missing?
    This is what I do. Tried pins once but they just got in my way and not to mention the pricks that came with it. I find it easier to go without any aid in holding the binding down.
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    Almost bought them but could not spend the $ for them.Stick with my hair clips when I can find them.And hardly ever use those also.
    Mary

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    I use them and love them, i think they are much better thanthe silver clips, you can sew right up to them..well worth the money to me

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    i generally don't use anything either - 'cept when sewing around the corners. I do pin those so that i can get a good miter. If I have a really long side, I'll pin in the middle or in the 4ths so that i don't get wonky
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyquiltmom View Post
    When I sew bindings, I use 3 pins. I turn down a few inches at a time and move the pins as I progress. I never have trouble with pin sticks.
    I have sewn on the binding just as happyquiltmom does with only 3 or 4 pins, even doing it this way still manage to pik myself occasionally. I use the hair clips for other things, I have the quilt clips too, but favor the hair clips as they lay flatter and are not as heavy. Sometimes with the clips the binding slips and then I have to rip out the binding in the slipped area. No fun getting picked by pins I know.

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    I have the binding clips and they are great. I have used them on the last two quilts and they made a wonderful difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nantie View Post
    I use them and love them, i think they are much better thanthe silver clips, you can sew right up to them..well worth the money to me
    Yep, what she said. I bought the package of ten and just keep moving them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happyquiltmom View Post
    When I sew bindings, I use 3 pins. I turn down a few inches at a time and move the pins as I progress. I never have trouble with pin sticks.
    This is what I do now as well. Started by pinning the whole thing but found it far easier to just use a couple and move them as I go.

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    I have only used hair clips from the dollar store.....but I bought about 100 so I think I will stick with those.

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    I used to use the hair clips, and did like them better than pins. But then I got the Clover Clips and LOVE them! They hold so much better. Definitely one of my favorite quilting gadgets.

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    Love the Clover Clips!

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