These Plastic Clips Are Wonderful for Basket Weaving
I really purchased these clips for when I work on some of my quilting projects, but when I bought them I had not thought of them as a tool for basket weaving. However, yesterday I wanted to put some 1/2 inch rims on some smaller baskets that I was working on and I had remembered seeing ladies from my basket guild using the quilting clips in their weaving.
Clothespins work fine, but the spring clothespins we have now days are not that great for holding things together. In fact when I do rims I usually tentatively pin with clothespins but then put in cable ties to hold the rim. I've had many a clothespin take off across the room, or ended up with two pieces in my hand when a clothespin didn't hold.
I wanted my rimming job to go smoothly and I happened to think about those clips in my sewing drawer. Why not? There are 100 in a package and if I break one, it will be no huge loss. These were my thoughts at least. If it doesn't work, I'll just use some other clips, clothespins and my trusted cable ties.
I was surprised at how strong these were. I had used them for one small binding project, so I knew they had a strong grip. The larger size from the pack fit perfectly over my 1/2 inch flat oval reed and even over the top of inside and outside rim together. I didn't even use any cable ties!
So there you have it. I don't usually recommend a product unless I stand by it's use. These are a must in my toolkit from now on.
What are your favorite clips for basket weaving? I would love to hear your comments!
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