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    Quote Originally Posted by stormcrow View Post
    I just fold the grosgrain in half and sew.
    I use a binding attachment. All I have to do is feed the fabric edge into the attachment. It feeds the grosgrain and folds it over the fabric, right before the whole mess goes under the foot. I'm going to get another one that allows you to make right angle turns.

    Quote Originally Posted by Waddy
    what exactly are those clips and where do you get them?
    I have seen them before when girls wear them like "Bobby pins," which they replace. I got them at a fabric store. Unfortunately, I tore off the label, so I don't know what they are called. I would think you can get them in any drug store or ChinaMart as a hair care item.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waddy View Post
    Hey Mac, what exactly are those clips and where do you get them?.
    You can get those just about anywhere... WalMart, etc. They're girl's hair barrette thingies... I have about a zillion of them in my daughter's dresser drawer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    They work fine. They are made for hair!
    NO! These are purpose built for basting quilts... The Made for Hair ones have pretty plastic bits heat-welded through the hole at the thick end...

    I saw those at Joanne's the other day and wondered if they'd work... Thanks for the tip!

    I kinda like pins since I can sew over them and pull them later, but these would be easier to put in...

    BTW: I found some in the Quilting section at Joanne's

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    I guess you're planning to leave the staples in place? I would think that getting them out again would be quite a chore.
    I used a staple puller like this. Most of the staples stay lodged in the device so it is was a easy clean up to.

    I put the staple parallel to the edge so I did not have to remove them until after I completely finished the tarp.

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    Love all the great ideas. I was dreading working with grosgrain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    I kinda like pins since I can sew over them and pull them later, but these would be easier to put in...
    If my wife saw me sew over pins with her machine, you would be reading my obituary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canoebie View Post
    If my wife saw me sew over pins with her machine, you would be reading my obituary.
    Good point. It's a bit risky... I might have to rethink that. But then... I don't mind doing it on my $26 thread injector...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    Good point. It's a bit risky... I might have to rethink that. But then... I don't mind doing it on my $26 thread injector...
    LOL, that is what I need, she paid $1800 for hers 10 years ago. I tread lightly.
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    I have used staples on a couple of my diy projects and I believe they have their place in our gear making processors .They are easy to insert ,create a good accurate join .Do not damage the fabric as much as you may think.Taking them out,well iT gets easier but like anthing they can be taken out fast and easy once you get tha knack.

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    Saved by the Swingline...

    Oh yeh! I've been getting strange looks for over 5 years now when I use a stapler for my minding and tinkering .

    I'm still using a standard Swingling desk model for mine though. All of our Scout uniforms get a good introduction to Mr. Swingline after award presentations. It all started for me when I had to figure out something when my son was a Cubscout and started earning all those little silver and gold arrow point patches. They had to be placed oh so just right . I must say that I was in a not so good frame of mind when I "stumbed upon" the stapler method more as a show of non-diplomatic superiority to the patches .

    I can proudly say that I use far less than the 50 I placed into that first nickle sized patch in my projects now though, so I guess I can chalk it up to progress !
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