I have a dog who spends a lot of time in my kitchen and often there is at least some dog hair floating around. I don't like dog hair in my food or on my quilts. I use a small leftover piece of batting and my swifter and just go over the floor quickly before beginning my project. All of the dog hair clings to it and when I'm quilting everything stays nice and clean.
I use a lint roller over my ironing board before I use it. I have two cats and I swear they shoot their fur into the air and across the room!
I had a Keeshond and I loved her to pieces. She was the best companion I ever had. BUT I wore her every where. I had so many lint rollers...in my car, at the office, in each room of my apartment, at each sewing machine. Get the picture?? I was devestated when she passed away.
I recently got a Havanese....non shedding, just like The Quilt Daddy's Bishons. It's the only breed I'm not allergic to. Not one little hair anywhere. It's wonderful!!!! I don't sew pet hair into my quilts anymore!
Great tip, Grace C - thanks! My dogs DO shed so tips like this are helpful.
I found this out when I was FMQ and pet hair just loved sticking to the batting. So why not use the same thing batting with a swifter before doing any quilting. Works like a charm and now I don't have any pet hair from my beloved pets on my beloved quilts
my little pekingnese is queen she is not suppose to shed but my quilts all leave the evidence great idea on going over floor it would work for me if i partitioned her to another room.
Quilting My Rainbow
I know what you mean. I had a shipperke and last Tuesday we found her dead by the front door. She was my sidekick and I sure do miss her. She didn't shed either. For xmas our daughter got a carin terrier. Lots of energy. He's a clown. Always funny. But I put a gate on my sewing room door I can just imagine what my sewing room would look like with that one in it!..
Sorry to hear your dog passed and a gate is a better idea than using batting to pick up the dog hair.