Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Sewing clips >

Sewing clips

Sewing clips

Old 01-28-2021, 07:21 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 4,374

I do like the clips for some things, but not particularly bindings. For hand sewing the binding on I prefer the snap hair clips. I get them at the dollar store.
DJ is offline  
Old 01-28-2021, 07:28 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: northern minnesota
Posts: 1,833

I mainly use my clips to hold my piecing sets together...works great for that. I put my bindings on by machine most of the time...my bad....but I don't pin or clip....just put the binding on the back by machine....then fold over and position slightly beyond the stitch line from the front as I machine stitch it down with a serpentine stitch. I do use the clips though...especially on Bonnie's mystery quilts for keeping all the little pieces in sets. I also line up the edge of the binding on the front just inside the left toe of my machine foot. Keeps my going straight and usually right on when I look on the back. I have learned to be careful in the corners to keep everything going nice and straight....occasionally I will get a few stitches on the backing instead of the binding on the back but not often nor is it that noticeable when it does happen as I usually use a print or tone on tone as backing.
sewingpup is offline  
Old 01-28-2021, 11:12 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 659

Love them for EPP
junegerbracht is offline  
Old 01-28-2021, 08:22 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: kansas
Posts: 6,405

I have a handful of the bigger (green) Clover clips that aren't really helpful holding 2 pc of fabric tightly together--great for holding a whole set together but too big otherwise. Then I bought a box of the very small (about 1/2" in size total) that work great for holding fabric together to sew (like with strips, etc) I still do pin for those things that just can not shift at all or disaster.
quiltingshorttimer is offline  
Old 01-28-2021, 09:47 PM
Power Poster
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 41,164

I put clips about 4 inches apart to hold the binding to the back. I hand stitch up to a clip and remove it when I get there. I prefer the clips over pins as they are safer.
Tartan is offline  
Old 01-29-2021, 03:37 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Posts: 3,391

+I have the little red clips...but seldom use them.
lindaschipper is offline  
Old 01-29-2021, 03:38 AM
Super Member
WMUTeach's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Portage, Michigan
Posts: 6,337
Default Fabric Clips

Originally Posted by Julienm1 View Post
I use pin to first sew the binding on but use Wonder Clips while hand sewing the binding. Just need 2 or three to hold a section in place. Just love them.
Ditto for me too! I existed for about 7 years with just 10 clips but as they got commandeered by my cat as play toys, I went down to 4. Yes, I found them under furniture and and cushions. Just recently bought a cute little tin of 100 and ... Well, I still just use 2 or three for binding. It is very soothing to just run my fingers through the little box of colorful clips.
WMUTeach is offline  
Old 01-29-2021, 03:42 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Central NM
Posts: 1,467

I use them to keep track of how many blocks I've completed for a quilt. For example, if I need 10 blocks for a row for the top, when I have 10 done, I clip them together. Easier for me to keep track so I don't OVER SEW.
Julienm1 is offline  
Old 01-29-2021, 03:47 AM
Super Member
aashley333's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
Posts: 1,245

I only use pins when I need to match a seam, otherwise I use clips. I detest getting poked by pins! I think I learned to bind differently than most. I trim the batting and backing 1 1/4 inch, fold to back, and stitch. Here is my tutorial.
Attached Thumbnails 9.jpg   10.jpg  
aashley333 is offline  
Old 01-29-2021, 09:20 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The Deep South near Cajun Country, USA
Posts: 5,241

I love the smaller, original, Clover clips for sewing on my binding. I don't do any of it by hand. In the corners, I do have to use a pin to make sure I have them lined up properly. I don't use the clips for sewing regular seams. They are just too bulky. Sometimes, I do slowly sew over my pins to try to keep the seams matched up properly. And, as a person on blood thinners, the clips are much safer for me. I find I only prick myself when I am sewing with that darned binding.
Barb in Louisiana is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter