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Tips & Techniques > Hardware Sewing Aids--Spring Clamps

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Posted on: 12/21/08 11:15 PM
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We have had this 22 piece container of Spring Clamps for several years, but it was not until I had to rip our the hem of a slippery polyester lining fabric for my husbands reversible cape, that I thought to use one of the larger clamps for a "third hand" to help with the ripping process. I keep one of the clamps handy all the time now, and recently have expanded my use of the clamps. I do not remember the cost, but we found them in one of the impulse/small item bins at Home Depot. I am sure many hardware stores have something similar. These are handy gadgets with all sorts of uses. Click on the link above to see how I have been using the clamps.

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carolrv said... (6/26/10 7:21 AM) Reply
Is he a magician? Just kidding...I have used large binder clips (office supply store) to stretch a quilt back onto a table for layering and basting but had not thought of your uses. Good tip, thanks!
Jemparrot said... (1/11/09 5:50 AM) Reply
What a great idea! I know I have some around here someplace.....
Susan M said... (1/5/09 9:52 PM) Reply
I'm sold! That goes on my hardware store list.
Marilyn N. said... (1/4/09 0:14 AM) Reply
I have never thought to clip my fabric to my cutting board; I will try this!
Miss Fairchild said... (12/28/08 9:07 AM) Reply
Great idea when you are pinning a quilt and it's too small to fit on your pinning surface. Thank you!
Annette T. E. said... (12/27/08 5:08 PM) Reply
Thanks for the useful idea! I will be looking for the clips too.
FyberSpace said... (12/26/08 7:13 PM) Reply
I've been using the spring type clothespins.... they work wonderfully!
Winifred said... (12/22/08 5:44 PM) Reply
Great idea - will keep an eye out for these. Could be very useful, thanks.
reneeb4930 said... (12/22/08 4:47 PM) Reply
great great idea.
GorgeousFabrics said... (12/22/08 11:48 AM) Reply
What a great idea! My DH has some of the large size of these, but I'll have to run to the store and get some smaller ones. Thanks!
patsijean said... (12/22/08 10:04 AM) Reply
I have re-ented the link, and it is working for me. I have made the album public, so you should not need to sign in.
fourkid said... (12/22/08 7:29 AM) Reply
Very clever problem solving!
regine said... (12/22/08 2:47 AM) Reply
good idea, thanks
Patzee said... (12/22/08 2:14 AM) Reply
The link takes me to the front page of Picasa. Do I need to sign-in to view you album?
 
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