I can never seem to find my little container of binding clips. Technically, the ones I own came from the hair products aisle at my local big box store (Have you ever noticed that if a company markets something non-quilty as being a “quilt” product, the price magically increases???)
I can never remember to buy more, either, so I usually can find about 2 and I just leapfrog them along the binding as I work on hand-sewing a quilt binding.
The boys’ quilts needed to have their bindings finished last week, and I couldn’t even find a SINGLE binding clip, so I started thinking. I wasn’t going to use pins, because that’s just a recipe for disaster (and besides, if I bled on the quilt I didn’t have time to wash it).
I wondered what would happen if I tried using bobby pins, and I knew I could find a bazillion of those.
Worked like a charm.