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Kate Posted: Fri, Mar 16 2012 2:53 PM

I find my ironing board and work area around my cutting board and sewing machine get regularly covered with loose bits of thread and shreds of fabric which I end up constantly picking off of everything I'm working on.  Now I keep a sticky-paper lint roller next to my machine and every now and then run it over the ironing board and the fleece-covered part of my work table, ( I find a thin layer of fleece on one part of my table is great for holding worked pieces still and stops them slipping around.) The lint roller helps me to tidy up quickly. 

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safrmaz replied on Fri, Mar 16 2012 2:58 PM

Great tip, Kate.  Thanks!

 

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gini replied on Fri, Mar 16 2012 3:00 PM

good idea kate,   i have a lint roller, but i can never find it when i need it.  somehow it made it's way to my house.  i can't tell you how much time i've wasted looking for it in my studio.   i like the tip about having a little piece of flannel by your cutting area.

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Kate replied on Fri, Mar 16 2012 4:48 PM

Hello gini, - that's why I like the sticky-paper version, I whack it down on the fleece and it's stuck and can't roll off either so I don't lose it!

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Hi Gini, this is a great tip, I heard or read the flannel part some yearss ago and put that in place next to my machine when doing embroidery as there are always tiny bits of thread to clip off after the item is done. I am going to buy a roller and place that somewhere close to the ironing board. Thanks for the tips.  
Kate, another good point with the sticky one is that you can just peel off the old page.. LOL
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Barbara replied on Sat, Mar 17 2012 7:18 AM

Kate ,these are great tips thanks . Barbara

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