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Jeanne Posted: Wed, Apr 20 2011 1:07 PM

I keep all pieces of my quilt batting and roll them into a ball. When I am done cutting fabric, I just take the roll of batting and wipe across my mat and the cutting table. It picks up and holds onto all that lint and thread we have left behind. 

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MNnancy replied on Wed, Apr 20 2011 1:27 PM

Good tip, Jeanne.  Thanks!  And welcome to QCA!


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gini replied on Wed, Apr 20 2011 6:23 PM

great idea, thanks jeanne

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Thanks for the tip! 

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I use a "lint roller" or "pet hair roller" to remove threads from the carpet in my studio.  

These are the adhesive-type rollers that you can find in the grocery, box, or even dollar stores.  

They also work on mats, too.  

I stock up when I find them on sale.

 

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gini replied on Mon, May 30 2011 8:19 AM

hi judy, welcome.   i never thought to use the lint roller on my mat, i use it for my design wall.  love you avatar     gini

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Barbara replied on Mon, May 30 2011 9:34 AM

Jeanne and Judy ,both of these are great tips .Thanks for sharing with us ..Barbara

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I keep a square of batting beside my sewing machine and another beside my longarm machine.  I put black carpet in my sewing studio so I could find all the threads that fall onto the floor and am amazed at how few land there now.  I use the lint roller to roll the surface of my quilts for loose thread and then after quilting to remove bearding.

Judylee

PS  great tools

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Vivian replied on Mon, Jun 13 2011 12:36 PM

My first impulse was to say "are you crazy??!!"  Black carpet in a sewing room?  And then I thought, I put laminate and it is a little cold on the feet so I had to put in an area rug for my little toes.  Different strokes I guess.

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Karla replied on Mon, Jun 13 2011 1:12 PM

I've never thought of using scrap batting.  I'm going to have to try that.  I do use a lint roller on my mat and on my quilt to pick up loose threads.  I've found that using those microfibre dusting cloths work on the mat and sewing machine, too!

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hmk714 replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 6:17 PM

I'll be using your good idea!

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I use a scrubbie crocheted out of nylon netting or a green 3M scrubbie for non-stick pans.  They get all the threads out of the cut marks on your mat and make it look like new.

 

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Pat replied on Thu, Jun 30 2011 8:35 PM

I cut leftover batting to about 5 inches square and I pin the piece to my shirt, below the shoulder.   Whenever I'm longarming or just sewing on my regular machine, I just press the loose threads on there and it picks it all up.   Once in a while, I will take off the threads and throw them in the wastebasket.   A piece of batting that size will last for ages... no more threads on the floor.

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Vivian replied on Mon, Jul 11 2011 5:36 PM

and if you are like me, you will be seen downtown with a thready piece of fabric for a corsage!!  A friend of mine was spotted with her scissors as a necklace.

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