When it comes to binding, it seems there are lots of different ways to go. Some people love to sit and hand stitch while they catch up on TV. Other people machine stitch their binding on. I'm a machine binder and prefer to use a method that gets it over fast. Yes, I still hate binding.
My previous method consisted of using pins. Lots of pins. And with pins comes lots of pokes. But then I started seeing these guys all over social media and decided to give them a try.
They are from Clover and are called wonder clips. And yes, they live up to their name.
My method consists of sewing the binding to the front of the quilt just as you would if you plan on hand stitching. I've always used a 2 1/2" wide binding strip with a thread over 1/4" seam allowance.
At this point I used to flip the binding to the back and pin in place.
Wonder clips make this so much easier. Once a section of binding is 'clipped' to the back, I stitch in the ditch on the front side. The clips stay in place until I move them so my binding is always where it's supposed to be.
The stitching on the front catches the edge of the binding on the back. It's perfect! And it's quick. I'm pretty sure these little clips shaved considerable time off of my previous binding technique.
They can also be used in a quick moment to tie your hair back out of your face. :o)
Ask for Clover wonder-clips at your local quilt shop or search for them online.
(btw- this is not a sponsored post)