So have you bought any cool new toys recently? I have, but I think my new toys might be a sign that I’m easily amused. Or that I need to get out more. Or both ;o)
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I saw someone posting that they’d found a great deal on Clover Wonder Clips on Amazon, but it was the US site, and to be honest, I didn’t fancy coughing up for all the postage and for whatever customs fancied taking before Royal Mail added on their extortionate handling fee. I had picked up a pack of 10 when I was doing the grand tour of the US last October, so I knew how good they were, and had been thinking I needed more for bag making, so that lead me to look at the UK site, and lo and behold, I could get a box of 50 for about £20, which wasn’t that far off the $18 deal on the US site.
As I’d been searching for them, however, I’d also discovered that they do jumbo ones, how cool is that?! (yeah, easily amused, remember ;o) ), I thought these would be extra good for super sized bags, no more angular pins for me (they start off straight, they just don’t, well, stay that way in heavy duty bag making!)
They arrived pretty quickly, and the bonus was that they offered free shipping, although I think the company on the marketplace I got mine from was from the US, so they dealt with all the import hassle for me – bliss!
Here they are out of the packet so you can get an idea of size of the 2 lots. I’ve been using the red ones a lot this week on the bag-along bag, but I haven’t tried the green ones yet…
So have you grabbed a ‘must have’ sewing tool of late? What was it? You know, just in case I *need* it…
I need more small ones for sure, and it looks like some of the jumbo ones are going on my wish list now 😉 I've been loving my Supreme Slider and two quilt halos – both from Purple Daisies. They've totally supported my efforts to jump into FMQ.
I love the little red ones! I just bought a package of the jumbo green ones yesterday!!! No more pins sticking me:) I use them on bags a lot, but also have found them to be great for attaching binding:)
p.s. I have a giveaway on my blog that has a small package of the red binding clips if you'd like a chance to win a few more!! And where is the bag-a-long? What blog??
You remind me of a little kid who wants "all the toys". (o: My new toy of the week – pipe cleaners. Yup, pipe cleaners. For what you may ask? Why, for Charlie, of course. Charlie?
I'd love some of those clips! I bought some Legal sized foundation papers if thats interesting… (prolly not)
Those look fun, I should get some next time I am at a shop that carries them. I have not bought any cool new sewing toys lately, still plotting and saving for a huge sewing machine instead.
I have the tidlers but the big muthas look great! Not got anything recently; I shall have to rectify that!
Jan was raving to me about these just yesterday. I have just purchased some fray spray stuff – going to give that a go and see how I get on
Before I read what you'd bought I thought does it count that I got all excited about wonderclips. I am rubbish at buying tools because they are er…not fabric. Therefore essential and not fun. I was give a pack of wonderclips for Christmas by Nicky in the Bee a Brit Stingy Bee and I can't believe I never used them before – especially bag making. I mean why wasn't I forcibly made to buy these before? It would have been a public service honestly!
You should work on getting some royalties from Clover. I just popped over to Amazon and bought a bag of the large clips. Another thing I didn't know I needed until you pointed it out!
They do look a good price, and like the big ones too, think i need to add these to my wishlist so i can find them next time. Can't think i've bought any gadgets recently, a little fabrics today, and i've treated myself to a new mop and bucket this week, and dust pan and brush, oh the excitement!
No fun tools here but I do 'need' some of those clips…
I got some clover clips last week too – sucker for a sale ;o)
I got some of the clover clips too. I've been marvelling at how nice they make binding so much better than getting pricked with pins!
I just got a new foot that's supposed to make sewing curves a smooth, pucker-free breeze…we shall see!
I'm off to the quilting shop in Brno tomorrow. I'm sure I'll find something that I can't do without
I'm jealous, I haven't got any new toys 🙁
I haven't bought any new toys recently. In fact, I can't remember the last time I did…
I really should get some of those clips…
I have the red ones and love them. I don't make too many bags so I haven't thought of a reason to get the green ones yet. Must have sewing tool? Nothing recently, though my hubs did just buy me 2 sets of wire baskets from ikea which have become the perfect storage for fat quarters and precuts!
This is the first I've seen clover clips so you know I'll have to get some to see how they work. The last new toy I bought for myself used up most of my ready cash so I hope I can find a good deal on the clips.
Oooh – I can see myself using those to clip down binding instead of hair clips. I havent bought any tools in ages….but I do need a new rotary cutter.
Have the little red clips, but hadn't realised there was a Jumbo version will definitely be checking these out!
My latest toy was a steam cleaner, my bathrooms have never sparkled so much! Hope the same can be said for the oven soon too 🙂
I love Wonder clips and have the green ones on the wishlist but haven't managed to snag any yet.
I can't even tell you what my latest toy is since it's been awhile. Its probaby a ruler I haven't got around to trying yet. I have a stack of those…
I use rhe red clis all the time for binding and bag making.
I haven't tried the wonder clips yet. I just bought two new rulers fit to be geese and fit to be square from open gate quilts. It means squaring up all your hst and flying geese, but they end up perfectly sized and square. No matter how carefully I cut and sew I always need help with this!