Favorite things: Pins

Pins vs.  hem/quilt clips I got at the store.

clips vs pins

These little clips are just like the ones we they sell for your hair.  Seemed like a great idea for securing quilt binding.   Not so for me.  The pins win.  The clips just don’t keep the binding in place like pins do for the way I bind my quilts.  Hooray for pins!

11 thoughts on “Favorite things: Pins

  1. I am doing the binding on my first quilt and am looking for advice. I have already sewn it on with the machine and am now hand stitching the back side with a hidden stitch. This seems to be taking forever. Do you normally use the machine to sew the whole thing on? Any advice you have would be really appreciated! 🙂

  2. I’ve been meaning to try the hair clips on my next quilt binding(I’ve been using pins so far). I look forward to seeing if it works for me or not.

  3. I’m thinking I would like to pay people to put on all my bindings. ha! I still have not finished that little doll blanket for haley – only cuz it needs the binding. Maybe I’ll machine stitch the whole thing – I hate hand stitching it on.

  4. I only use clips as I want my quilts mobile for road trips. And pins hurt when I find them in the seat of the car! LOL The only time I add a pin is in the corner when I could use that third hand.
    Melanie – I do hand sew bindings for people. I could handstich all day!

  5. Thanks for the review. I don’t quilt (at least not yet – I’m sure that will happen too soon enough!) I’ve been wondering about these clips & if they actually work!

    Love your blog!!

  6. I just tried these binding clips for the first time this week on a lap-sized quilt. I definitely prefer the pins, HOWEVER, I have three small kids who are constantly climbing on me so not having to worry about the pins poking them or being pushed against me was much nicer 🙂

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