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Judy Taylor-Bellingham Posted: Tue, Dec 11 2012 11:43 AM

I suspect I'm the only person who hasn't done this. But, this morning I tossed my old toothbrush. Then I frogged out the border on MQ7 as I didn't like it. I looked at all the little threads, I thought about my old toothbrush. Dug it out of the trashcan and very carefully lightly ran it over the threads. They came up easily with no shredding of the fabric.

Now that old, soft toothbrush is part of my sewing tools.


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Great idea Judy! I would probably have to remember not to turn mine on :) Seriously though, quilters are so resourceful, I use a lot of things that are not made for quilting.

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Spudgrandma:
Great idea Judy! I would probably have to remember not to turn mine on :

Oh, Spud, that's funny. I'm visualizing you with the buzzing toothbrush de-threading a quilt.


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Marie replied on Tue, Dec 11 2012 12:19 PM

Great tip Judy, I need to change my toothbrush and will use it for frogging threads.

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ls2116 replied on Tue, Dec 11 2012 1:52 PM

I thought i used my old toothbrushes for everything stripping wood dusting crevices cleaning stove now i'm adding quilt threads to the job list.  great tip.

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gini replied on Tue, Dec 11 2012 2:38 PM

that's a great tip, judy.   i bet spud will get  done faster than you, with her electric brush. 

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hmmm....I don't have any clean old toothbrushes right now.  I wonder if DH would notice if I used his?

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Annie replied on Tue, Dec 11 2012 2:45 PM

Judy, 

What a great idea!

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Kris replied on Wed, Dec 12 2012 12:25 AM

gini:

that's a great tip, judy.   i bet spud will get  done faster than you, with her electric brush. 

LOL.

Judy this is a very good tip. Thanks for the laughs too Gini and Spud.

 

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Patti replied on Wed, Dec 12 2012 6:15 AM

I will probably get a chance to try this soon.  Great tip.

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Agnes replied on Wed, Dec 12 2012 6:18 AM

Thanks for the tip, Judy. I have been re-purposing a few projects lately and I will be trying the toothbrush trick very shortly.

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Great idea.  I was given several toothbrushes and haven't used them since I use an electric.  I'll dig one out to see if it's soft enough.

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gini:

that's a great tip, judy.   i bet spud will get  done faster than you, with her electric brush. 

Or maybe end up with a huge mess. I wonder what would happen if that toothbrush caught a thread that was still connected, hmmmmm :)

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I have been doing that idea too. some sort of recycling.

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Hi marlonprice, i see you are new and I wanted to say Hi and nice to meet you!

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