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Review | Clover Pin ‘n Stow Magnetic Wrist Pin Caddy

Clover Pin & Stow Magnetic Pin HolderI recently had a chance to try out the Clover Pin ‘n Stow Magnetic Wrist Pin Caddy, and really like it. I found the Caddy to be a more convenient way than the more traditional pin cushion to hold my pins while pining my sewing project. If I am doing adjustments on my costume while using the mannequin, I prefer to not have to bend down to add a pin to my pin cushion. This product solved that problem!

The Pin ‘n Stow Magnetic Wrist Pin caddy was so easy to use. The green wrist part is adjustable and just slaps onto the wrist. It is also soft and quite comfortable to wear. Continue Reading →

Review | Clover Jumbo Wonder Clips

Clover Jumbo Wonder ClipsThe Clover Jumbo Wonder Clips have proven to be the essential tool for many of my crafting needs. These nifty little clips can be used for so many different crafting, sewing, knitting, and jewelry making activities. I am over the moon with them! When I first was sent the package by our editor Nancy, I thought at first “what the heck do I use these for?” Needless to say, once I started playing with them, I realized their potential! Continue Reading →

Review | Clover Basket Frames

Clover Basket Frame Sample From Craft Show

Clover Basket Frame Sample From Craft Show

If you love to DIY your home decor items, you may be interested in the Clover Basket Frame Kit that I recently had a chance to try out. It takes the time-consuming process of basket making and changes it into a quick and easy afternoon project. The plus is that you can choose whatever type of fibers (within certain size constraints) that you want to work with to make the basket. This allows you to enhance your home decor while creating a pretty useful basket. Continue Reading →

Review | Clover Tatting Shuttles

Clover Small Tatting Shuttle

Clover Small Tatting Shuttle

The Clover Tatting Shuttlescome in a set with two different colored shuttles per package. This is great if you are tatting a project using two shuttles and need to easily tell which is the ring shuttle and which is the chain shuttle. These shuttles also have a nice textured area on the shuttle which makes it easy to grip the shuttle, and one end of the shuttle has a curved point that makes it easy to pull the picots while working a piece. I prefer this over the type that have a hook, because I often find myself getting the thread snagged on the hooks when using those. Continue Reading →

Review | Clover Wonder Clips

I would describe myself as a lazy seamstress (less lazy for quilting, but still looking for shortcuts). So if there is something that can make sewing easier and have less projects end with the seam ripper and frustration…then I am all ears! Enter the Clover Wonder Clips.

These little wonders are a sewing notion offered by Clover as an alternative for pins when you need to hold fabric together.  The clips are small, but open wide for working with lots of layers and thicker fabrics.

Clover Wonder ClipsThe clips are strong and stay in place really well – exactly like they are supposed to. So I pulled out some minky fabric that had been giving me trouble. It kept puckering when I pinned it. Continue Reading →

Review | Clover Weaving Sticks

Clover Weaving SticksWeaving has been a popular past time for centuries, but now Clover has cleverly provided consumers with an easy way to be able to weave while on the go. Clover Weaving Sticks are portable and so easy to use that anyone can find a few moments in their busy day to weave. The sticks are used instead of a loom to provide the user with a fun and easy alternative way to weave projects with fibers and recycled materials. I tested the two different wood weaving stick kits shown above – one is the “thick kit” and the other is the “fine kit“. Continue Reading →

CHA Summer 2011: Clover Needlecraft, Inc.

Clover Needlecraft was debuting a few new exciting products for the fabric crafters out there. The Trace ‘n Create Quilt Templates by Nancy Zieman help you cut your fabric strips and make a quilt in no time at all.  The Grandmother’s One Patch Collection has two template designs with 4 sizes each.  You can create tumblers and Faux hexagons with fast piecing and no Y-Seams.
IMG_0055 And once you have that quilt top sewn, you’ll need to quilt and bind it…  Clover is introducing the Wonder Clips to help you secure that binding for sewing.  The clips are great alternatives to pins if you’re working with materials you don’t want holes in (vinyl, silks etc).
IMG_0053The clips are flat on the back,so you can feed them right up to your presser foot, and they have 1/4” and 1/2” seam allowance marking right on the base of the clips.   IMG_0054
The Wonder Clips will come in sets of 10 for about $7 and boxes of 50 for about $32.

The newest product Clover was debuting was the Kanzashi Flower Makers.  If you’re not familiar: Kanzashi is the traditional Japanese art form of folding and sewing fabric together to creature beautiful and life-like flowers.

A simple square of fabric is folded and clamped in the template, a couple of stitches later and you’ve got a petal ready to go.  Group a few together and your flower is done!
IMG_0051The templates come in 3 forms:  round petals, pointed petals and gathered petals.  There are also two sizes of each available, creating either 2” or 3” finished flowers.  Retail will be close to $5 each.
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What was your favorite new product by Clover?  What do you want to try the most?  What would you make with it?