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Thread: Where has this wonderful tool been all my life

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    Quote Originally Posted by chance View Post
    Watch your office supply places. I bought clips from Staples Offfice Supply - 30 for $1.00 on sale. They came in three different sizes. They are metal spring action in bright colors and work great. I love them. (Needless to say I bought several packs and am set for life.....) I'm sooooo cheap
    Those metal clips aren't the same at all. You won't know how much better the Clover clips are if you don't compare. Being frugal is great but being cheap is, well, just plain boring.
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    I love to try new stuff. Thanks for the heads up.
    SEW MUCH FUN!

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    I also got them on Amazon - it was the best price anywhere at the time.

    Just used them on Sunday for my second-ever quilt binding. The corners were SEW easy and they're easy to use with one hand. I used the 'hair clips' on the first-ever binding and while they worked, they just weren't as easy to use. Worth the price if you can get the 50-pack for about $20.

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    I wasn't sure that I would like them either, but I was lucky enough to test them for my local quilt store (for one of the owners) and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them. I would recommend them to anyone. They work great for quilts, quilt binding, purse straps and zippers. I was making my son a camo coat and used them to hold the zipper in place when sewing. I bought one pack on sale on Eleanor Burns website, but bought my other packs on Amazon & was given a pack for mother's day.

    Have a blessed day.

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    me too. love em and its' so nice not to get stabbed, especially when I do binding
    Patski
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    Thanks for sharing the tip, and thanks to who it was that shared the youtube video. I thought I saw a thread about this before discussing the merits of using hairclips or other clips instead, and also thought I saw a few who were not impressed.

    Looking at the video and seeing the remarks, I think I'll get some!
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    For binding, I use the coated paper clips. No pin pricks, I can buy a box of 500 for not much $$. But it sounds like a useful tool I might have to ask for christmas. LOL
    Carol in Michigan

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    Thanks for the videos. I have the clips and am going to try ditch in the ditch on granddaughters quilt this week.
    Cheryl Robinson
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    Must have these! Thanks for sharing!!!!
    Quilting is my source of sanity!!!

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    I just got 2 boxes and I, too love them.
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    Thanks for sharing this, I can't wait to get mine!

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    I like them especially for holding binding while I hand stitch it. jhittle sewing has them at a pretty good price.

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    Clover wonder clips, wow, thanks guys for all the information, I might be able to sew a straight binding now.

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    I am waiting on the delivery of mine! Thanks for all the positive comments....it just seals the deal!
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    You guys made me very curious so I searched the web and found them on sale at Fabric Depot for about $20 for 50. It was a good enough price for me so I bought 2 pkgs. Thanks for enabling me.
    Donna in Bellevue

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    I had to shorten two pairs of jeans and they worked wonderful.

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    I love those clips. They are so useful. I think on mine it said binding clips but I use them on everything. I highly recommend having some.
    Kim

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    I have been wondering if these were worth purchasing. Thanks for the post.

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    Just When I thought I had everything, something new comes along! This is a MUST HAVE!!!
    Thanks for the info! kat
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    Quote Originally Posted by joyce888 View Post
    You can also buy them at JoAnns; they were 50% off last week.
    This is really good to know. I'll have to watch for them as I haven't seen them yet.

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    Thank you for sharing. We are never to old to learn.
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    I love the Clover Wonder clips but I've also used Pinmoors--little silicone pieces on the ends of straight pins--now I don't have to deal with safety pins or basting. I've read some people make them out of replacement erasers for mechanical pencils.

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    I found them at Sew, Craft, & Hobby Store (sewcrafthobby.com) for $20.15, including shipping. Not affiliated with the store, just googled and looked for the least expensive.

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    Got a feeling after everyone reads this post the Wonder Clips will be sold out all over the world! Got my JoAnn's coupon in my hot little hand...hope there's some left for me when I go shopping tomorrow!

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