I first saw someone using a clamp as a stand at my guild meeting years ago. Then I promptly forgot about it.
However they make fantastic alternatives to stands when you can stitch at a table.
Mary Corbet’s great article on using clamps reminded me of why they are so great.
If you are looking for an inexpensive alternative to a stand. If you need something lightweight and easily portable to take to classes. If you haven’t decided on astand to buy. . .
Take our advice, buy a couple of clamps!