It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart.
Featured Tool: Wonder Clips by Clover, Item #s 82238, 82234, 82233, 82235, 82024, 82080
Connecting Threads Reviewer: Teri
What are these typically used for?
These tools can be used in place of pins to hold several layers of fabric together.
What was your first impression of Wonder Clips?
I was skeptical at first about how useful they’d actually be.
What was your experience with them like?
The first time I used them was for binding. They really helped keep the fabric in place so I wasn’t constantly wrestling with it. Next I used them to hold layers together when I was sewing in a zipper. I also tried them in place of pins when I was making bags with vinyl. They worked well in all situations. With binding they helped press the binding down so once I took them off the fabric still held that shape and my binding went even faster! They also work really well in place of pins, especially with the vinyl since they didn’t make holes in it. I could see them working well with thicker fabric that might bend pins.
How long did it take you to learn how to use it?
What did you like best?
They are cute, multi functional, and have less potential to draw blood than pins. Plus they come in all sorts of colors – personally, I love the rainbow pack.
What did you like least?
They aren’t as easily stored in a pincushion. However they do fit nicely in my glass jars so it’s not all bad.
Could you see another potential use?
They would probably work well for organizing and keeping groups of fabrics together when cutting multiple shapes or sizes out. You could write the letter or Fabric 1 on a paper then use a wonder clip to clip the paper to the fabrics. They would probably work with English Paper Piecing as well to hold the shapes together as you whip stitch them.
Why do you NEED it?
I keep thinking of new ways to use them! They seem to be endlessly useful. Wonder Clips are like potato chips–you can’t have just one!
Who would appreciate Wonder Clips most?
These are perfect for:
- Beginner, intermediate, and expert quilters
- Anyone acquiring the essential quilting/sewing tools
Can I see the Wonder Clips in action?
Yes! Check out the video tutorial here.
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