I think by now most of you have seen the novelty of clips to hold your fabric together instead of the pins. I have tried the ordinary clips and I guess it’s just a matter of a habit or preference.
But then I was introduced to MAGIC CLIPS – and let’s be honest who doesn’t like a bit of magic in their life?
So what is the difference?? These clips have a metal nib or a beak which has several advantages:
Firstly it’s flatter and stronger – just the advantage of metal over plastic. This means that as long as you keep your needle at least 1/8″ away from the metal end, you can actually keep the clip in place when you are sewing as it will easily slide under the foot.
There are a couple of grooves measuring 1/4″ and 1/2″ which as you can imagine is very helpful. I was just working on this piece where I wanted to attach tape for stained glass technique to create a fake skinny border and I didn’t have to take out my measuring tape and the strip has the same distance all the way. The clip helped me find the right position and hold the strip there as well. I found this to be the best advantage!
Another strong point of the fact that the nib is metal is that you can very easily iron over it. So as you for example roll over your binding ready for stitching down, you can measure that it’s all the way the same width and press it before taking it back under the machine.
I’d like to find something to balance off all the good points but I just didn’t’ find any. So instead I’ll show you my finished wall hanging – I’m very pleased I added the tape and the clips made it so easy and fast to do!
Thank you for reading, hope you find it useful. And please share with us in the comments your experince with these clips if you’ve tried them!
Until next time …. Vendulka