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Clever Clips and Wrist Cushion make quick and light work of binding a quilt

 

In yesterday’s post, I talked about 1 trick to match up diamond shaped block points perfectly. Now there’s one more step to finish this project! We’ll finish the quilt by hand sewing the binding on the back and adding a sleeve for hanging.

Let’s get started! Fold the binding over and temporarily fasten it down using Heirloom Quality Clever Clips . It’s like having an extra hand to keep the seam in place while you sew! Very handy!

 

Clever clips are placed a couple of inches apart to hold down the folded binding to the quilt. making it easier to hand sew it to the back of the quilt.
Clever clips are so handy when binding a quilt!

 

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that I would share a little secret about the thread cutter. Tucked away in the bottom of the cutter’s handle you’ll find a needle threader! This is very handy for this or any project requiring threading a needle.

 

The Heirloom thread cutter is on the back of the quilt. Beside the cutter is a threader that is normally stored in the cutter's handle.
Heirloom thread cutter with threader

 

Once the clips are all in place, you’re ready to hand sew the binding to the back of the quilt.

 

A close up picture showing the the hand sewing of the binging to the quilt. The binding i being held down by using Clever clips.
Hand sewing the binding to the quilt back.

 

As you move along with your hand binding, you can use Clover’s handy Wrist Cushion to collect your cast off clips. For me, it was very practical and comfortable, and kept all the clips in one place.

 

A Clover’s handy Wonder Clips wrist cushion is used to clip clever clips as they are used or to retrive them as they are needed,
Using Clover’s handy Wrist Cushion to collect Clever clips.

 

While sewing the binding to the front of the quilt top I also attached a 2″ (4″ folded) sleeve to the back of the wall hanging. The sleeve will contain a dowel for hanging. The bottom of the sleeve needs to be sewn to the back of the quilt and to help keep it in place as I sew I use large Clever Clips. These proved the perfect size clip for this project.

 

Larger clever clip are considerable larger than the smaller clips. They are being use to keep the sleeve down. This will make it easier to sew the sleeve to the quilt.
Large Clever clips are being used to keep the quilt sleeve down for sewing

 

Now that the wall hanging is quilted, and the binding and sleeve are attached, the project is done and ready for hanging.

I hope you enjoy making this Valentine-themed wall hanging!

 

The valentine wall hanging quilt is hung showing the completed quilt. the quilt is of a read heart.
Competed Valentine wall hanging.

 

Join me tomorrow as I attach a label to a quilt and also show you another reason I like to use the Sew Easy Templates that I used to make this week’s project.

 

This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3:  1 trick to match up diamond shaped block points perfectly

Go to part 5: Fussy cutting printed fabric using Sew Easy templates

I took my first quilting course in September 1994 in Barrie, Ontario, near the armed forces base where I was stationed. After moving to Ottawa in 1996, I joined my first guild. I took more courses and began to buy quilting books and lots of fabrics. Quilting has become my passion. I have made over 150 more quilts since then, and have never looked back. I now share my knowledge of quilting by teaching and doing presentations, and blogging!

10 Comments

  1. Ellee

    Clever Clips look like a winner. I appreciate this post.

  2. MoeWest

    I have some of these clips and I like them very much!

  3. Mary Beth

    I’ve been using these clips for several years for bindings and love them!! They’re also really great for holding thick fabrics and sewing vinyl instead of using pins which leave holes.

  4. carolyn montgomery

    love the wrist cushion.

  5. Linda Kittmer

    I love these clips. I seldom use pins but these clips are fabulous and allow for greater accuracy in piecing.

    • I also love the fact that i also do not prick myself with pins when i am binding.

  6. Kimberly Hamilton

    I just used these clips on a binding I was going, they works so well. I’m sure I’m going to find many other uses for them also.

    • like you i use them for binding and i am finding new ways to use them.

  7. Linda Webster

    I love these little Clever Clips for holding the seam bindings while I’m sewing them.

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