binding clips

Hey Everyone, welcome to Tool Technique Thursday.  Every once in a while I will feature a cool little tool that relates to quilting or sewing.  This tool compliments my last two Technique Tuesday posts quite nicely.  (Don’t these little red clips look like a traffic jam of cute little red bumper cars?)

Little Red Clips or as Clover calls them, Wonder Clips, are a tool I just started using this year.  Their purpose is to hold the binding in place as you hand sew it to the back.  I was a bit skeptical about them when I was first introduced to them but then thought okay I will give them a try and I was hooked.  I use them on every binding that I attach now.  They do a great job of  keeping the binding in place so that I don’t have to keep hand pressing it down to the back to keep it straight and in place.

These little red clips come in packages of 10 or 50.  I bought the 10 pack so I have to keep moving them along the binding as I work my way along the.  Not a big deal really though, I do believe the ideal number to have on hand would probably be 20 – 30.

They look like tiny little clothes pins with a notched area that sits nicely over the quilt binding to hold it in place.

binding clips

Notched area that sits over binding.

Usually I place them 4 – 6 inches apart which seems to be sufficient to hold the binding where I want it.

binding clips

Little red clips holding binding in place, ready to sew.

Give them a try and see what you think.  I really hope this helps make your quilting life just a little bit easier, so I would love to know what you think of them as well.

Until next time, Happy Quilting.