Thursday, December 1, 2011

Welcome To December 2011

It's time again to think about holiday gifts for quilters to give and receive.  There are some great new tools, gorgous new fabrics and wonderful new books and patterns.  How can we have so much fun?! 

My number one favourite new tool this year is Clover's Wonder Clips'.    Clover says:
The Wonder Clips are great alternatives to pins, especailly when working with heavy weight fabrics, piles and vinyls. It can hold layered sections of sewing projects such as handle connectors to handbags and piping without distortion. It holds quilt bindings while sewing and it's easy to see and easy to find when dropped on the floor. Works well with Sergers!

I love them when making baskets or bags.  They are like a clothespin and hold multiple layers in place.  There is no shifting of layers as there is when pinning.  For binding, they clamp on and have no sharp points.  They say there are 1/4" and 1/2" markings on the flat bottom so you can line them up for even topstitching but I'm still working on perfecting that use.  It may take awhile. 

They come in packages of 10 or 50.  At $7.99 for 10,  they make a great hostess gift for quilting friends.

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