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New Product Launch / Autumn 2021

Wonder Clips are now available in a variety pack. Classic, Jumbo, and Mini are all in one convenient package. Each unique clip holds your work in place wherever you may need it.

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Feature: Mini Wonder Clips

Temporarily position pieces for quilts, miniature patchwork or doll clothes.

 

Feature: Wonder Clips

Temporarily position piping, sleeve location or zipper placement.

 

Feature: Jumbo Wonder Clips

Useful for positioning quilt bindings, pouch openings and bag handles.

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Wonder Clips also available in:

Mini Wonder Clips

Wonder Clips

Jumbo Wonder Clips

 

New Product Launch / Autumn 2021

The "Quick Cut" Thread Cutter allows you to quickly and easily separate your quilt chain pieces. When the blade becomes dull, just turn the dial. You can get a new blade edge 12 times.

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Feature1: Designed to be fast and safe

  1.  Easily accessible cutting function.

  2.  Accomodates threads to yarns.

  3. Safely denies finger access to protect your fingers from the blade.

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Feature2:  When the blade becomes dull, just turn the dial. You can get a new blade edge 12 times

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Feature3:  Blade replacement easily accomplished without tools

Caution: When you replace the blade, please be sure to use Clover's 45mm rotary blade.

Art No.7508

Clover Rotary Blade Refill (45mm / 1 pc.)

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Feature4:  Convenient height and non-slip base ensures flawless cutting motion

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What is it? -Lace crochet, it’s not just for doilies anymore. We all have them, doilies that grandma made. Dozens and dozens of doilies of every conceivable size, shape and color. The obvious benefits of “Textile Therapy” notwithstanding, what do you do with all of those perfect geometric progressions in thread? In the past we’d put ’em in a box and give them to our grandkids. Let them worry about it. But no more. In an era of expanding creative endeavor, lace crochet has taken on a whole new aura. Jewelry, scarves, belts, headbands along with fashion and home decor accents of all kinds are just the beginning. To up the ante, modern textile processes and world-wide search and sourcing presents us with an ever expanding variety of amazing new fine yarns and threads. And how about beads? Yes . . . beads. We can do jeweled lace crochet by adorning it with beads. Picture that elegant knitted evening jacket you just finished highlighted with beautiful little pearls. Or how about beaded jewelry or beaded rope fashion accents? How? Crochet. It’s all possible. New yarns, new applications and new techniques. Never has the creative potential of crochet been so unlimited. Unfortunately the old tools don’t always support all of the “new” that we want to achieve. For the fancy fine yarns and the tiny shiny beads we need new precision tools. Clover’s Amour Steel Crochet Hooks are the ultimate in precision crochet tools. Designed with the end in sight, each has unique features designed to ensure trouble free crochet even with the most demanding applications. Or maybe you just want to do doilies. That’s okay too.

 

What does it do? -At its most elemental level Clover’s Amour Steel Crochet Hook enables us to manipulate the finest threads smoothly and precisely. Three unique design features separate Amour Steel Crochet from the clamoring crowd.

 

 

Size selection – Serious thought was applied to determine the hook size selection that would facilitate projects ranging from the finest threads and beads to the transition for yarn size projects. There are 7 sizes included. Size : 1.75mm, 1.50mm, 1.25mm, 1.00mm, 0.90mm, 0.75mm, and 0.60mm. Smaller numbers indicate larger sizes. I know, confusing right? It’s a steel thing.

 

– The tip of each crochet hook is engineered specifically to engage and manipulate the thread smoothly, evenly and without damage. The Amour tip has a slight point so you don’t have to worry about splitting yarns when the hook is inserted. The lip is slightly rounded so no snagging or splitting when pulling through. And lastly the groove also has a rounded component to prevent our stitches from accidentally slipping off. The overall point design makes smooth, fast work of even the most demanding crochet designs.

 

Handles – This is the all important interface between human and mechanical device. Amour Steel Crochet Hooks have smooth ergonomically designed handles made of a slightly cushioned elastomeric rubber. It’s both comfortable and durable. And the design shape is well suited for either knife or pencil grip. The result is hours of enjoyable, productive, stress free manipulation with minimal fatigue.

 

 

 

What are they? – The devil is in the details. Isn’t that what they say? How can that possibly apply to us? Just think about what we do when we sew. We spend hours selecting a delicious design or the perfect pattern. The same amount of time is spent finding the most fabulous fabric (and no, it’s not in your stash) and some awesome thread. And then after all of that it’s the details of measuring, marking and cutting our fabric to create those fabulous fashion, elegant heirloom, quintessential quilt or curiously clever craft projects. And we go through great effort to make each component piece precisely perfect. So how do we hold all of those little fabric gems we’ve cut in the perfect position while we apply our stitches? Devilishly detailed and sharp little pins, that’s how. And despite all the time spent identifying patterns, designs, fabrics and threads we are still not done. We need to find the best pin for the application. And there are many different styles and sizes of pins to choose from. The design features of each style straight pin makes one more suitable than another for any particular application. Taking the time to identify that “most perfect” pin for each application can make all of the difference in our finished work. There are also a few overarching principles that apply to any pin style selection.

Size – As with sewing machine needles, we should always use the finest needle possible to be the least intrusive with our fine fabrics.  If our pins are buckling as we insert them though, it’s probably a sign that we need to go to a heavier shaft. They shouldn’t bend.  Length is important too.  If we’re pinning several layers of fabric together as in quilting or pinning large seam allowances we’ll need to use longer pins.  For appliqué, on the other hand, we can (and should) get away with shorter pins.

Pin heads – The pin heads are very important.  That’s the handle that allows us to effectively manipulate the pins.  We have tiny metal heads, plastic heads, glass heads, and flat heads.  Each provides specific advantages so pick the one that best suits your needs.  If you’re planning on ironing over your pins it’s a good idea to verify their heat resistance before using them.

Points – This is the business end of the pin.  Needless to say it should be clean and sharp.  The extra-sharp category also exists for special needs.  Dull, bent or corroded (really old) needles damage our fabric and test our patience.  When in doubt toss it. This is not the place to be stingy.

What does it do? – We use straight pins to hold patterns in place, bind fabric pieces, hold seams together, anchor trims, beads or other embellishments in place and even block knitted products. Over time several styles of pins have evolved to satisfy the specific demands all of these different applications. For each of these applications there is a “best” straight pin design that will give us the best results. Taking the time to identify that pin is well worth it and will always help take you to your sewing happy place.

 

Flower Head Pins

The defining feature is a large flat head. That makes it both easy to see and manipulate. It is especially well suited for pinning lace, eyelets or loose woven embellishments to fabric because the head will not slip through enlarged openings. You can also lay rulers flat on them when marking or cutting. The heads are not iron proof so keep them away from the heat. These pins come in three different diameters to provide strength without stressing your fabric.

Flower Head Pins 0.45 mm (Art No. 2510) – Very fine shaft and acute point for delicate fabrics.

  

 

 

Flower Head Pins 0.55 mm (Art No. 2505)– Thin shaft and acute point for fine fabrics like silk osatin

 

 

 

Flower Head Pins Boxed (Art No. 2506)– Same acute point but a little stronger and longer shaft for multiple layers of heavier fabrics. Great for quilting.

 

 

 

Appliqué Pins (Art. No 231)

These little gems are perfect for applying appliqués, trims, beads, or sequins to your project. The sharp, tapered point prevents damage to your fabric. The small 3/4″ size allows detailed work when many pins are required and space is limited.

 

 

 

Quilting Pins

Quilting pins have a fine point and a smooth shaft to make them fabric friendly. They are longer than many straight pins so they can penetrate several layers of fabric and stay in place. Clover quilting needles are available in two shaft sizes, fine for more delicate fabrics and regular for heavier fabrics. They have glass heads so they can be ironed.

Quilting Pins (Art No. 2508)

 

 

 

Quilting Pins (Fine) (Art No. 2509)

 

 

 

Patchwork Pins

Patchwork pins have very fine points for use on the most delicate fabrics like silks and satins. Two sizes are available, fine and extra fine. They have glass heads so they can be ironed.

Patchwork Pins (Art No. 232)

 

 

 

Patchwork Pins (Fine) (Art No. 2507)

 

 

 

Marbled Glass Head Pins  (Art. No 2511)

Marbled Glass Head Pins are a little shorter and finer than the quilting pins. Sharp and thin, they are ideally suited for dress making applications where fine fabrics are being used. They have glass heads so they are iron safe.

 

 

 

Fork Pins (Art. No 240)

Fork pins have two shafts connected by a turned up end. This allows you to pin fabrics without lifting them. Perfect for securing hard to handle or slippery lining materials. They are great for positioning stripe or plaid fabric pattern alignment prior to sewing in place. They’ve also found a new home in creative contemporary quilting where matching unique shapes is required. Blocking knitted garments? No problem. Clover also has a Fork Blocking Pin that is one size larger and works great with knitted or crocheted fabrics.

 

 

 

What is it? -Almost everything we do in sewing or quilting requires measuring, marking and cutting. Because it is so important to our resulting project, we go to great lengths to make very precise measurements. But once we arrive at that measured point, how do we mark it? How do we identify a desired point, line, circle or curve? Keep in mind that cotton, wool, fleece, spandex, or any number of other fabrics all have different textures and fiber characteristics. Add to that mix having to allow for light or dark colors and we have a lot to consider in choosing a suitable marking medium. In providing a solution to these modern marking challenges Clover has developed an array of useful marking chalk instruments.

What does it do? -Clover’s arsenal of chalk marking devices allows us to match the tool to the job. Something for every texture and color.

Chaco Liner Marking Pens – These pens utilize chalk for making our marks. There are two types. The Chaco Liner Pen Style resembles a traditional marking pen. It is available in 5 colors and has cartridge style refills. The Original Chaco Liner is available in 4 colors with a reservoir that is refilled from a small container of chalk. Both styles apply the chalk from a serrated rotating wheel at the point. This allows a very smooth application of marking chalk in any straight or curved design to virtually any surface. A “Jack of All Trades”, they work on most fabric textures. The color selection allows us to find the one that contrasts the best with our fabric. When the marks are no longer needed they can be simply brushed or washed away. Warning: ironing or dry cleaning the chalk marks may make them difficult to remove.

Chaco Liner Pen Style

 

 

 

4710 Chaco Liner Pen Style (Blue)

 

4711 Chaco Liner Pen Style (Pink)

 

4712 Chaco Liner Pen Style (White)

  

4713 Chaco Liner Pen Style (Yellow)

 

4714 Chaco Liner Pen Style (Silver)

 

Chaco Liner

 

 

 

469/B Chaco Liner (Blue)

 

469/P Chaco Liner (Pink)

 

469/W Chaco Liner (White)

 

469/Y Chaco Liner (Yellow)

 

Triangle Tailor's Chalk – Triangle Tailor’s chalk has been around forever. Well, at least as long as tailors anyway. It is the absolute most basic fabric marking tool and everyone loves them. It’s triangular in shape and has thin edges so it’s easy to handle and leaves precise lines. It allows fast, accurate and temporary chalk marking on virtually any type of fabric. Four colors are available from Clover so pick one that contrasts with your material and the resulting measurements for cuts, hems, darts or any other marked application, alteration or notation will be a breeze to make. When the marks are no longer needed they can be easily brushed or washed away. These ultra handy little chalk triangles are fast, easy to use and leave no residue on your fabric. As with all chalk marking materials, dry cleaning or ironing can make them more difficult to remove.

Triangle Tailor's Chalk

 

432/B Triangle Tailor's Chalk(Blue)

 

432/R Triangle Tailor's Chalk(Red)

 

432/W Triangle Tailor's Chalk(White)

 

432/Y Triangle Tailor's Chalk(Yellow)

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