Wonder Clips vs. Binding Clips
July 21, 2014 § 20 Comments
This may be blasphemous to say in the quilting world… and I’m certain I am in the crazy minority… but I am not a big fan of the Wonder Clips. They are all the rage right now.
Let me explain myself and you can judge me if you like. See how the red half of the Wonder Clip curves? Well, it doesn’t keep my binding flat unless I put the clip on upside down. I guess upside down is okay. But it kind of bugs me. So I haven’t been using them.
These are the older binding clips that look like hair barrets from the 70’s. That’s what I use. See how it keeps my binding nice and flat? Mmmm Hmmm. I know. Go ahead and judge me. I can take it.
But I did discover that the Wonder Clips aren’t completely useless. They are perfect for holding my sock knitting needles while traveling. Ha!
See how that curve so perfectly accommodates the needles and a little bit of the sock? Yup! It works quite nicely.
However, I will give the Wonder Clips an extra point in their favor. They definitely have a strong grip. So maybe they can be used for things other than sewing binding. Now I just need to find something to sew where I might need a strong grip to hold the parts together while I’m stitching. Maybe something with the laminated fabric I have stashed away in my closet?
You can now go back to your regularly scheduled day. Thanks for listening.